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Pinhole Surgical Technique

The No-Scalpel Solution To Receding Gums

Reverse gum recession, reclaim your health

Gum recession develops gradually. So gradually, you may not even realize you have it until it’s at an advanced state. You may notice that your gums are uneven. You might see yellowish tooth roots begin to show. Your teeth may become temperature-sensitive. Gum recession has many causes, from aggressive brushing to smoking to heredity. Whatever the reason for yours, the holistically focused multi-specialty team here at Rejuvenation Dentistry®, led by acclaimed biological dentistry leader Dr. Gerry Curatola, has an innovative way to reverse it. We’re your home for the Pinhole® Surgical Technique in New York, NY.

Developed by the renowned Dr. John Chao, the Pinhole Surgical Technique, or PST™, is a minimally invasive way to reclaim a complete, healthy gum line. With it you can regain the gums that protect your teeth and jawbone—and that form the foundation of a beautiful, healthy smile. 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!

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.


Why we prefer the pinhole surgical technique

When it comes to your dental health, comfort and convenience matter. Say goodbye to the anxiety of drills and needles, and welcome a new era of painless and efficient dental procedures. 

  • Proven gum recession reversal without scalpels, sutures, or grafts
  • Minimally invasive alternative
  • Less bleeding and discomfort
  • Fewer procedure sites to heal
  • Quicker healing
  • Immediately visible results
  • A fully restored, healthy gumline

Book a consultation with Dr. Gerry Curatola and team

STEP ONE Comprehensive telehealth consultation with Rejuvenation Health Team

STEP TWO Customized treatment plan development and review

STEP THREE Treatment scheduling with a dedicated patient coordinator


On Your Journey With You

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.

Local Anesthesia

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

Oral Sedation

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.

Nitrous Oxide

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.

IV Sedation

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.

General Anesthesia

Usually reserved for use during the most complex dental and medical procedures, general anesthesia is a combination of medications that renders you fully unconscious for the duration of your procedure.

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!