The Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST) or Pinhole gum rejuvenation invented and patented by John Chao, D.D.S., is an incision-free, suture-free procedure for treating gum recession. The procedure is performed through a small pinhole and then specially designed instruments are used 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). The outcome is an improved appearance for most patients using no incisions or stiches.
Dr. Al Manesh obtained special training with Dr. Chao and is currently one of only 20 doctors in the US licensed to perform the Pinhole surgical technique.