Pinhole Surgical Technique in Phoenix, AZ

The pinhole surgical technique is practiced and celebrated by dentists using the most advanced techniques in the country. Where traditional gum grafts required cutting and sutures, the pinhole surgical technique requires only one tiny hole in your gum tissue.

For most people, gum recession is far from inevitable. However, if you notice that your gums are receding, or if you feel extra sensitivity along the gum line, you may be wondering what treatment is available. Traditionally, the only technique to replace worn-away gum tissue was a surgery that involved grafted tissue from elsewhere in the mouth. While effective, this procedure is invasive and can take weeks afterward to heal. Today, however, there is a new, less-invasive way to correct receding gums: the pinhole surgical technique.

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The Pinhole Surgical Technique is used to treat receding gums through only a single tiny hole. The results are instant and pleasing. If you think you might be a candidate for this procedure, please contact us today.

Invented by Dr. John Chao, the pinhole surgical technique is practiced and celebrated by dentists using the most advanced techniques in the country. Only a small number of professionals are trained to perform this kind of surgery—and Phoenix periodontist, Dr. Ariel Trujillo, is one of these.

Where traditional gum grafts required cutting and sutures, the pinhole surgical technique requires only one tiny hole in your gum tissue. Through this hole, the gum tissue can be gently loosened and repositioned so that it covers the roots of the teeth. The entire surgery takes less than an hour, and it can be performed on several teeth at once.

This technique offers several advantages over the traditional method. Some of these advantages include:

No sutures

The pinhole technique requires no cutting or stitching! The procedure is less invasive and minimizes the risk of infection or other post-operative complications. It also makes cosmetic improvements to your smile, instantly! The pinhole itself is minuscule and disappears by the day after surgery.

No Grafts

The pinhole technique only repositions existing gum tissue, so you won’t have an extra cut on your soft palate to create a graft.

Minimal Discomfort

Patients rarely report pain or discomfort following treatment with the pinhole surgery technique.

Quick Recovery

You’ll heal much more quickly after undergoing the pinhole surgical technique. Patients can return to their daily activities immediately after treatment, whereas recovery from traditional gum grafting takes one to two weeks.

After receding gums are corrected using the pinhole surgical technique, results last a long time and look perfectly natural. Patients overwhelmingly report being highly satisfied with their new smiles.

Do you have questions about what the pinhole surgical technique can do for your smile and oral health? Dr. Trujillo of Arizona Periodontal Group is one the few doctors certified to perform this revolutionary surgery. Contact us today for a consultation.

Dr. Trujillo with Dr. Chao - Pinhole Surgical Technique
Dr. Trujillo (left) with Dr. Chao (right), creator of The Pinhole Surgical Technique

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I had bad gum recession on multiple teeth, but I looked up Dr. Trujillo’s pinhole method for receding gums, absolutely worth it. The team is great, they’re always friendly and professional. I highly recommend going here for anyone who has gum recession.

Hiram P.