dental patient in need of gum recession treatment

Pinhole Surgical Technique - Midtown, ny

The No-Scalpel Solution to Receding Gums

Reverse Gum Recession, Reclaim Your Health

Gum recession develops gradually. So gradually, you may not even realize you have it until it’s at an advanced state. You may notice that your gums are uneven. You might see yellowish tooth roots begin to show. Your teeth may become temperature-sensitive. Gum recession has many causes, from aggressive brushing to smoking to heredity. Whatever the reason for yours, the holistically focused multi-specialty team here at Rejuvenation Dentistry®, led by acclaimed biological dentistry leader Dr. Gerry Curatola, has an innovative way to reverse it. We’re your home for the Pinhole® Surgical Technique in New York, NY.

Developed by the renowned Dr. John Chao, the Pinhole Surgical Technique, or PST™, is a minimally invasive way to reclaim a complete, healthy gum line. With it you can regain the gums that protect your teeth and jawbone—and that form the foundation of a beautiful, healthy smile. PST is kinder to your body than traditional methods of gum restoration, allowing you to avoid scalpels, sutures, and grafting. It really is revolutionary. See for yourself!

Why We Prefer the Pinhole Surgical Technique

  • Proven gum recession reversal without scalpels, sutures, or grafts
  • Minimally invasive alternative
  • Less bleeding and discomfort
  • Fewer procedure sites to heal
  • Quicker healing
  • Immediately visible results
  • A fully restored, healthy gumline

Moving Gum Tissue Versus Removing It

The traditional method for treating gum recession is gum grafting. With this procedure, pieces of tissue are removed with a scalpel from your palate or from in front of teeth that have excess gum tissue and sutured over the areas of recession. The Pinhole Surgical Technique takes a completely different approach, not only eliminating the scalpels and sutures but also reducing the overall number of surgical sites that need to heal. With gum grafting, restoring gums to even one tooth requires two surgical sites—one from which the graft will be taken and one where it will be placed.

While grafting can produce positive results, we prefer the minimally invasive alternative Pinhole Surgical Technique. With it, we make a small hole (“pinhole”) in your gum tissue adjacent to the recessed area. We then use a special dental instrument to loosen the tissue, eventually pulling it into a new position to cover the recession. We take the greatest of care to restore your smile esthetics by shaping the tissue around your teeth, giving them the arched look that nature intended. We then use collagen strips to hold your treated gums in place while healing. These biocompatible strips do not need to be removed—they will resorb on their own.

Your Gums Restored Without a Scalpel

With our expertise it’s possible.