Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST™)

Correct receding gums with the revolutionary Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST™)

Imagine being able to treat your receding gums with minimal downtime, minimal discomfort, and rsz_pinhole_logowithout sutures or stitches! The new Pinhole® Surgical Technique does exactly that, and has many benefits, including reduced tooth sensitivity, improved gum health, and immediate cosmetic enhancement. Receding gums can make teeth look longer than normal, causing a smile to appear “toothy.” This new procedure can make teeth look shorter, more symmetrical, and more pleasing to look at. Dr. Middelhof is certified to perform this breakthrough technique– and is one of fewer than 1,000 professionals in the world certified to do so.

The Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST™) vs. Traditional gum graft Surgery

The Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST™) is a gentle way to correct receding gums and gum shrinkage without the drawbacks of traditional gum grafting – saving teeth in the process. Before PST™, traditional gum graft surgery required patients to go through a very painful, long procedure that included an extensive period of down time for recovery. With traditional receding gums surgery, tissue is cut from the roof of the mouth, and incisions are made in the gums at the recessed areas. Tissue that is cut from the palate is removed and then stitched to the recessed areas of the gums. As you can imagine, the recovery time and level of pain from the traditional technique can be substantial.

However, with the Pinhole® Surgical Technique available in Plantation, FL with Dr. Annette Middelhof, patients have a gentler, less invasive, and less traumatic option. With this new procedure, tiny pinholes are used instead of incisions, through which existing tissue is moved to recessed areas. Now, our patients have a unique opportunity to correct gum recession without the negative downside of traditional  receding gums surgery.

There are fewer than 1,000 dentists in the world who are certified to perform the Pinhole® Surgical Technique, and Dr. Annette Middelhof is one of them.

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The Pinhole® Surgical Technique is minimally invasive, and most patients are pleasantly surprised by the immediate cosmetic enhancement. In addition, most patients are able to resume their normal light activities within 48 hours of the procedure. Why wait any longer to discover how easy and rewarding it can be to correct receding gums?

Why is Gum Recession Such a Pressing Health Risk?

There are many different factors that can contribute to the problem of receding gums; the most common cause is periodontal disease, a cycle of bacterial growth that begins in the mouth. This bacteria can spread through a person’s bloodstream, exacerbating conditions that include diabetes, heart disease, and even some cancers. When the gums have receded, the body loses that protective barrier of gum tissue, leaving your teeth more susceptible to these dangers.

Why Should You Consider the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique?

There are many benefits to undergoing the Pinhole® Surgical Technique as opposed to traditional gum grafting surgery:

  • Patients report feeling more attractive, healthy, and youthful in appearance
  • Patients describe feeling happier as they smile without worrying about the look of their receding gums.
  • Improved Smile and Overall Appearance
  • The results are instant and long-term
  • Treatment sessions average only 1-2 hours long
  • Gum recession can be corrected in as little as just one treatment session
  • Pinholes heal within 24-48 hours
  • The procedure can prevent tooth loss and the need for more costly procedures
  • No painful and long gum grafting procedure is needed, and no sutures or scalpels are required

Don’t Wait – Make Your Appointment for The Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST™) Today!

Until now, residents in Plantation and throughout surrounding areas have only had traditional gum graft surgery to correct receding gums, which involves cutting tissue from another part of the mouth and stitching it onto recessed areas. Dr. Annette Middelhof is one of only a very small group of professionals who is certified to offer the new, minimally invasive alternative with The Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique.

If you suffer from receding gums, don’t settle for traditional gum graft surgery, you deserve the gentle Pinhole® surgical technique. Call Enchanting Dentistry now at (954) 336-8478 to discover if the pinhole® surgical technique is the right procedure for you.

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Plantation, FL Dentist
Enchanting Dentistry
8200 W Sunrise Blvd. Suite A-1
Plantation, FL 33322
(954) 336-8478


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