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Pinhole Surgical Technique™

Pinhole Surgical Technique™

 

Introducing A Breakthrough Treatment for Gum Recession: 
The Pinhole Surgical Technique™

No Grafting, No Incisions, No Sutures
Quick, Easy and Instantly Pleasing!


What is gum recession?

Gum recession refers to the loss of gum tissue along the gumline. This can occur as a result of periodontal disease (gingivitis, periodontitis, advanced periodontitis), the natural aging process, or abrasive habits when it comes to brushing the teeth.


Why should gum recession be taken seriously?

When gum recession occurs, the root structure of the tooth becomes exposed. This means that tooth decay and other problems can affect the teeth along the gumline and beneath it. Since healthy gums are essential for a healthy mouth, getting gum recession treated is important for lasting dental wellness.


What is the Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™)?

The Pinhole Surgical Technique™ is a minimally invasive option for treating gum recession. Unlike traditional grafting techniques, PST™ is incision and suture free.

All of the tools and techniques used to perform the Pinhole Surgical Technique™ were created by Dr. John Chao, from Alhambra, CA, who personally taught Dr. Chan this innovative procedure.

Dr. Chan is the first dentist on the North Shore to be trained and certified in the Pinhole Surgical Technique™.


Before & After Photos


How does the Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™) differ from traditional gum grafting?

Traditional gum recession treatments involve the use of donor tissue or soft tissue grafts in order to rebuild the gumline. This soft tissue would be sutured in place and would join with existing gum tissue as it healed.

While this traditional grafting treatment is effective, comparable results with better patient experience can be achieved through the Pinhole Surgical Technique™.


How is Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™) performed?

During the Pinhole Surgical Technique™, a needle is used to make a small hole in the patient’s existing gum tissue. Through this pinhole, special instruments are used to gently loosen the gum tissue. These tools help expand and slide the gumline to cover the exposed root structure.

There are no grafts, no sutures, and no incisions needed with the Pinhole Surgical Technique™. It simply involves the adjustment of the existing tissue.

What are the benefits of Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™)?

The benefits of the Pinhole Surgical Technique™ are many:
Less discomfort for the patient after treatment
Faster recovery for the patient than traditional grafting
No need for uncomfortable sutures
No need for scalpels or invasive surgical tools
No need to take donor tissue from the patient's palate
Excellent, natural-looking, long-lasting results


*Pinhole Surgical Technique™ is also known as Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation™ and Lunchtime Gum Lift™

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About Dr. Chan

Dr. Chan was born in Hong Kong and raised in Vancouver.  Upon graduating from Eric Hamber Secondary School in 1989, he entered the University of British Columbia. After undergraduate studies in the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Dr. Chan completed his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree at UBC in 1996. Upon completion of his dental degree, he worked as an associate dentist at dental practices in Vancouver, Abbotsford and Maple Ridge. 
 
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Dr. Jimmy Chan, dentist in North Vancouver B.C., offers gum disease treatment and dental implants.

Lynn Valley Centre (2nd Floor) 
#37 – 1199 Lynn Valley Road

North Vancouver, British Columbia

Phone: (778) 370-4114
Fax: (604) 985-2916
Emergency: (604) 779-8903
Email: info@drjimmychan.ca