Chao Pinhole Tissue Rejuvenation Utah


Dr. David Bennett of Advanced Dental Care performs Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique in Provo, Utah


A breakthrough treatment for gum recession


What is gum recession?


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.


Why should gum recession be taken seriously?


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 by Dr. David Bennett is important for lasting dental wellness.




What is the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST)?


The Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique is a minimally invasive option for treating gum recession, an alternative to traditional gum grafting. Unlike traditional grafting techniques, PST is incision and suture free. All of the tools and techniques used to perform the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique were created by Dr. John Chao, and who trained Provo Dentist, Dr. David Bennett of Advanced Dental Care.


How does the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST) differ from traditional gum grafting?


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 Utah Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique.


How is Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST) performed?


During the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique, Provo Dentist Dr. David Bennett uses a needle to make a small hole in the patient’s existing gum tissue. Through this pinhole, special instruments are used to gently loosen the gum tissue. These tools help expand and slide the gumline to cover the exposed root structure. There are no grafts, no sutures, and no incisions needed with the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique. It simply involves the adjustment of the existing tissue.


What are the benefits of Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST)?


Less discomfort for the patient after treatment

Faster recovery for the patient than traditional grafting

No need for uncomfortable sutures

No need for scalpels or invasive surgical tools

No need to take donor tissue from the patient’s palate

Excellent, natural-looking, long-lasting results


If you have any concerns about possible gum recession, or are worried about the side effects of gum grafting,

contact our office today 801-375-1414 to schedule an appointment.


We will be happy to discuss the details and benefits of The Pinhole Surgical Technique PST™.