Pinhole Surgical Technique

The Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™), is an incision-free, suture-free procedure for treating gum recession. Through a small pinhole made by a needle, Dr. Drais uses specially designed instruments to gently loosen the gum tissue and glide it over the receded part of the tooth. Since there is no incision or suturing, patients can expect minimal post-operative symptoms (pain, swelling and bleeding). Most patients also are pleasantly surprised by the instant cosmetic improvement.


Chao Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation Animation

The unique features of the Pinhole Surgical Technique have aroused keen interest on the part of the media. So far news programs at 33 TV stations have featured this incision-free technique of treating a problem that is found in half of the U.S. population (JADA, 2003). You may have already heard questions and comments from your colleagues and patients about this “breakthrough” method of correcting gingival recession.

Dr. Drais is one of the first dentists to be  certified and trained by Dr. John Chao for treating gum recession using the Pinhole Technique(Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation or “Lunch time gum lift”).