Dr Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™)

Here is a revolutionary treatment against gum recession: Chao Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation™

Only one treatment may be sufficient to correct the gingival recession problem

The Dr Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique, PST ™ is the ideal alternative to traditional gum graft and transplant gums with Alloderm.

Unlike traditional gum grafting techniques, Dr Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique, PST ™ is done without a scalpel and without stitches.
This method does not require the use of palate tissue to reconstruct the gum.

A needle is used to make a small hole in the tissue of the patient’s gingiva. By this pinhole, special instruments are used to gently loosen the gum tissue. And by this manipulation, it stretches and slides the gum to cover the exposed root structure.

There is no registry, no suture and no incision required with this surgical technique. It simply involves the adjustment of existing gum.

What are the benefits of PST ™ Surgical Technique?

· SUTURE FREE : No need for uncomfortable sutures
· SCALPEL FREE : No need for scalpels or invasive surgical tools
· CONVENTIONAL GRAFT FREE :  No need to use patient palate tissue
· Less discomfort for the patient after treatment
· Faster Recovery for the patient in comparison to traditional transplant
· Excellent long term results and natural look

Only a certified Pinhole Academy dentist can offer this treatment.
Dr Matthieu Ménard was trained in April 2014 and followed a second training for development in May 2015.

To date, fewer than ten dentists in Quebec offer this service.

Greffe de gencive Pinhole
Conventional gum grafting vs Chao PST
Interview with Dr Chao at The Doctors

Here are a few cases treated by Dr. Matthieu Ménard.

Here is an interesting case of Pinhole. After 30 months, the results are beautiful and stable.

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30 months after surgery

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30 months after surgery

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27 months after surgery

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One treatment !

Pinhole case for a single tooth. See the result 4 years later.

Before

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4 years later

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Pinhole for three teeth

Before

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Next day

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3 months later

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The patient in the previous case supported intervention so well, that three months after the first operation he asked to do the other side.

Before

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Next day

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6 weeks later

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Through the pinhole technique, it is possible to eliminate unsightly composite on the roots as in this case.

Before

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Next day

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6 weeks later

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This is a traditional gum graft.

Before

18 months after surgery