Dr. Chusid Performs Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique in West Orange, New Jersey

Gum recession breakthrough treatment also known as Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation™ and Lunchtime Gum Lift™

For patients that are experiencing gum recession and require surgery, The Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST®) can help repair and restore your gums. This scalpel-free, suture-free procedure was invented and patented by John Chao, DDS, and very few dentists in the Northern New Jersey area offer this procedure. Dr. Chusid was one of the first dentists in the area trained by Dr. Chow. West Orange cosmetic dentist Dr. Chusid has been performing this state-of-the-art gum recession surgery in West Orange since 2014.

The Pinhole Surgical Technique Procedure

This gum recession surgical procedure is performed by making a small hole with a needle in the gum tissue. Using specially designed instruments, the gum tissue is loosened and guided 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.

The benefits of the Pinhole Surgical Technique

  • Less discomfort after treatment.
  • Faster recovery than traditional grafting.
  • No need for uncomfortable sutures.
  • No need for scalpels or invasive surgical tools.
  • No need to take donor tissue from the patients palate.
  • Excellent, natural-looking, long-lasting results.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Pinhole Surgical Technique

Q: What is gum recession?
A: Gum recession refers to the loss of gum tissue along the gumline. This can occur as a result of periodontal disease (gingivitis, periodontitis, advanced periodontitis), the natural aging process, or abrasive habits when it comes to brushing the teeth.

Q: Why should gum recession be taken seriously?
A: When gum recession occurs, the root structure of the tooth becomes exposed. This means that tooth decay and other problems can affect the teeth along the gumline and beneath it. Since healthy gums are essential for a healthy mouth, getting gum recession treated is important for lasting dental wellness.

Q: How does the Pinhole Surgical Technique differ from other gum grafting?
A: Traditional gum recession treatments involve the use of donor tissue or soft tissue grafts in order to rebuild the gumline. This soft tissue would be sutured in place and would join with existing gum tissue as it healed. While this traditional grafting treatment is effective, comparable results with better patient experience can be achieved through the Pinhole® Surgical Technique.

Contact Us

To learn more, or to schedule a consultation to determine if the Pinhole Surgical Technique is right for you, contact Chusid Dental Center today at 973-736-1777.