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Pinhole Surgery

 Pinhole Surgery Santa Monica - Reverse Gum Recession

One of the distinguishing services provided by our experienced periodontal team is the Pinhole Surgical Technique. Residents of Santa Monica and surrounding communities will be glad to know that Dr. Raschkovsky is one of the few periodontists greater Santa Monica area certified to offer this minimally invasive treatment option to reverse gingival recession. 


The Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST®), invented and patented by John Chao, D.D.S., is a scalpel-free, suture-free procedure for treating gum recession.

This 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. 

To learn more about the Pinhole® Surgical Technique, please contact our office.