Pinhole Surgical Technique

Reverse Gum Recession, Reclaim Your Health – Gum recession often develops gradually, reaching an advanced state before realization. Uneven gums, exposed yellowish tooth roots, and heightened tooth sensitivity are common signs. Whether caused by aggressive brushing, smoking, or heredity, the holistic multi-specialty team at Rejuvenation Dentistry®, led by acclaimed biological dentistry leader Dr. Gerry Curatola, offers an innovative solution to reverse it. Introducing the Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST™), developed by renowned Dr. John Chao—a minimally invasive approach to restoring a complete, healthy gum line. Regain the gums that protect your teeth and jawbone, forming the foundation of a beautiful, healthy smile. PST is gentler on the body compared to traditional methods, eliminating the need for scalpels, sutures, and grafting. It’s truly revolutionary—experience it for yourself!

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.

Experience the Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™) – Redefining Comfort in Dental Care – In prioritizing your dental health, we understand the significance of comfort and convenience. With the Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™), say farewell to the anxiety-inducing drills and needles, ushering in a new era of painless and efficient dental procedures. PST offers proven gum recession reversal without scalpels, sutures, or grafts—an innovative, minimally invasive alternative. Experience less bleeding and discomfort, with fewer procedure sites to heal and quicker recovery times. Witness immediately visible results, culminating in a fully restored, healthy gumline. Choose PST for a dental experience that prioritizes your well-being and comfort.

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Anxiety-free dentistry

At Rejuvenation Health, your overall physical and emotional wellbeing are as important to us as your oral health. As a biologically driven multi-specialty dental team, we consider how what we do impacts all of you—not just your mouth. We offer all major sedation methods from local to general anesthesia, our practice is synonymous with sedation dentistry in New York, NY so that you can relax through your appointment without fear or pain.

We use local anesthesia, the foundational level of sedation, to numb treatment sites before a minor procedure. You remain completely alert under its effects.

We’ll prescribe a medication for you to take either before your visit or during it. The level of anxiety you have will determine the kind of medication we provide as well as the level of comfort you experience.

We administer nitrous oxide, sometimes referred to as laughing gas, through a mask. Nitrous oxide keeps you alert but relaxed throughout your treatment, and its effects wear off quickly after the mask is removed.

Administered intravenously, IV sedation puts you in a sleep-like state, though you’re not actually asleep. You won’t feel any sensation during your procedure, nor will you remember anything about it afterward.

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!