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Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique: A Minimally Invasive Alternative to Traditional Gum Grafting


Gum recession can have serious effects on your oral health and the appearance of your smile. When the roots of your teeth become exposed, you are more vulnerable to decay and sensitivity, and your teeth may appear elongated. In the past, the only way to treat receding gums was with extensive gum grafting procedures. At Brooklyn Heights Dental® in Brooklyn Heights, NY, Dr. Eugene D. Stanislaus can perform the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique, which is a minimally invasive alternative to traditional treatments. He can restore gums affected by recession in a single appointment, with no sutures or downtime. Whether your condition is caused by aggressive brushing or genetics, pinhole surgery can improve your oral health and protect your smile.*

What is the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique?

The Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique is becoming an increasingly popular treatment option. Invented by Dr. John Chao, this minimally-invasive procedure can effectively treat gum recession without the use of scalpels, incisions, or sutures.

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Using a special instrument, your doctor can reposition the gum tissue over your teeth.

To perform pinhole surgery, a tiny opening is created in the gums. Using special dental instruments, the gum tissue is loosened and repositioned over the teeth. Small strips of collagen are then placed through the openings to stabilize the gums. This method protects the roots and results in fuller, more aesthetically-pleasing gum tissue.*

Invented by Dr. John Chao, this method can effectively treat recession with a minimally-invasive procedure which requires no scalpels, incisions, or sutures.

In contrast to conventional gum grafting procedures, pinhole surgery can be used to address multiple teeth during the same appointment. The surgery usually takes about one to two hours, and most patients can return to work or school on the same day.*

The Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique


The revolutionary Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique can correct gum recession without the need for incisions or sutures.

Benefits of the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique

Patients who undergo pinhole surgery can enjoy many benefits, including:

  • Reduced Sensitivity: When the dental roots are exposed, the teeth can become more sensitive to hot and cold temperatures. After pinhole surgery, the roots are protected.
  • Less Discomfort: As pinhole surgery is minimally-invasive, patients experience less discomfort than they do during conventional gum grafting.*
  • Less Bleeding: Pinhole surgery is scalpel- and suture-free, so patients experience minimal post-operative bleeding.
  • Immediate Results: The effects of pinhole surgery are immediate. You should notice dramatic results as soon as you leave our office.*

At our practice, we are dedicated to patient care and will do everything we can to ensure your comfort during all stages of treatment.

Advanced Techniques for Exceptional Care

Dr. Stanislaus is committed to providing his patients with the most advanced techniques to address gum disease and recession, including LANAP laser therapy3-D imaging systems, and the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique. Our entire team routinely participates in continuing education courses so we can bring cutting-edge treatments to our patients.

The Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique can only be performed by doctors who have undergone rigorous training. Currently, Dr. Stanislaus is the only dentist in Brooklyn who is certified in this revolutionary procedure. He has helped countless patients achieve a healthier, more balanced smile.

Learn More about the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique

If you have a receding gum line and are hesitant to undergo traditional gum surgery, the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique may be the solution for you. To determine your candidacy, schedule a consultation with Dr. Stanislaus. You may contact us online anytime or call our office at (718) 857-6639. You can also find answers to many frequently asked questions on our FAQ page.

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