Published: 04/19/2024

Gum recession is a common dental issue that not only affects the aesthetics of your smile but can also lead to serious dental health problems. Traditional treatment options have typically involved surgical intervention, which can be invasive and require a significant recovery period. However, Canal Periodontal Partners is at the forefront of periodontal advancements, offering a cutting-edge procedure known as the Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST). This minimally invasive treatment has been a game-changer for patients suffering from receding gums.

What is the Pinhole Surgical Technique?

The Pinhole Surgical Technique, developed by Dr. John Chao, is a revolutionary approach to treating gum recession without the need for cutting or sutures. It is a scalpel-free, suture-free procedure for correcting gum recession, and has gained popularity due to its minimally invasive nature and quick recovery time. Through a small pinhole made by a needle, special instruments are used to gently loosen the gum tissue and glide it over the receded part of the tooth.

The Benefits of PST

Undergoing treatment through the Pinhole Surgical Technique has numerous advantages:

  • Minimally Invasive: Because there is no cutting or stitching, patients experience minimal discomfort and swelling.
  • Reduced Recovery Time: Patients can return to normal activities almost immediately, unlike traditional grafting procedures.
  • No Donor Tissue Required: Unlike traditional grafting, PST does not require tissue to be taken from the palate.
  • Natural Looking Results: The cosmetic results are excellent, offering a natural looking smile almost instantly.
  • Multiple Teeth Treated In One Visit: It is possible to treat multiple teeth in one session, which is not always feasible with traditional grafting.

These benefits have made PST a preferred choice for both patients and periodontists when addressing gum recession.

The Procedure Explained

The Pinhole Surgical Technique is performed with local anesthesia. The procedure typically involves the following steps:

  1. Anesthetic is applied to the treatment area.
  2. A small pinhole is made in the gum tissue.
  3. Special instruments are used to gently loosen and reposition the gum tissue.
  4. Collagen strips are placed through the pinhole to stabilize the gums and promote healing.

The simplicity and effectiveness of the method are well-documented in multiple scientific studies and patient testimonies.

Choosing the Right Periodontal Partner

At Canal Periodontal Partners, our skilled team, including Dr. Mario J. Canal, Dr. Yousef, and Dr. Parsons, is trained in the latest periodontal procedures, including the PST. We pride ourselves on our commitment to personalized care and leading-edge treatments, ensuring our patients receive the best periodontal care available.

Our Periodontal Services

We offer a comprehensive range of periodontal services including:

  • Pinhole Surgical Technique
  • Ridge Augmentation
  • Osseous Surgery
  • Sinus Lift/Augmentation
  • Gum Grafting
  • Frenectomy
  • Gingivectomy
  • Bone Grafting
  • Tooth Extraction

Our commitment extends to providing advanced dental implants services and Sedation Dentistry for optimal patient comfort during procedures. We welcome new patients from Moorestown and the surrounding communities to join us in the fight against gum recession and begin their journey to a healthier, more beautiful smile.


The Pinhole Surgical Technique is a significant advancement in the treatment of gum recession. With benefits such as minimal discomfort, quick recovery, and excellent cosmetic results, it’s no wonder that PST is becoming the standard of care for patients with receding gums. At Canal Periodontal Partners, we are proud to be at the vanguard of this dental revolution, providing our patients with the cutting-edge treatments they need for a lifetime of healthy smiles.

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