Pinhole Surgical Technique Manhasset, NY

Golden Dental Wellness Center Performs Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique in Manhasset and New York, NY

Gum recession breakthrough treatment also known as Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation and Lunchtime Gum Lift

The Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST®), invented and patented by John Chao, D.D.S., is a scalpel-free, suture-free procedure for treating gum recession.

This procedure is performed by making a small hole with a needle in the gum tissue. Using specially designed instruments, the gum tissue is loosened and guided over the receded part of the tooth. Since there is no incision or suturing, patients can expect minimal post-operative symptoms (pain, swelling and bleeding). Most patients also are pleasantly surprised by the instant cosmetic improvement.

To learn more about the Pinhole Surgical Technique, please contact our office.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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 Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique?

The Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique is a minimally invasive option for treating gum recession. Unlike traditional grafting techniques, PST is scalpel and suture free.
All of the tools and techniques used to perform the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique were created by Dr. John Chao.

How does Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique 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 Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique.

How is Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique performed?

During the Chao 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 Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique. It simply involves the adjustment of the existing tissue.

What are the benefits of Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique?

The benefits of the Chao 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 patients palate.
  • Excellent, natural-looking, long-lasting results.

Meet Our Doctors

Manhasset Dentists

Dr. Golden

Dr. Golden

Dr. Golden Manhasset Pinhole Dentist

Linda J. Golden, D.D.S. is a 1990 graduate of New York University Dental school and preformed her post-graduate residency at the Lutheran Medical Center. Dr. Golden now brings her expertise to her Manhasset office. Dr. Golden has extensive experience in general, cosmetic, and biological dentistry. She has trained with top New York City Dentists; Dr. Marc Lowenberg and Dr. Gregg Lituchy, as well as top alternative and biological dentist Dr. Reid Winick. Dr. Golden maintains a New York City practice where she incorporates her expertise in biological dentistry in collaboration with Dr. Winick.

Dr. Golden has spent countless hours educating herself in the newest technologies such as laser therapies, digital radiography, CEREC technology, Ozone therapy and much, much more. Dr. Golden is dedicated to working closely with her patients and their health care professionals such as nutritionists, naturopaths, QRA trained professionals, or general practitioner to ensure a patients' optimal wellness. As an integrative practice you will find that there is the utmost importance placed on treating the entire patient, and not just their teeth.

Professional memberships include:

  • International Association of Mercury Free Dentists
  • Holistic Dental Association
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentists
  • International Academy of Oral Medicine & Toxicology
  • American Academy of Laser Dentistry

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Manhattan office

Dr. Golden
120 East 56th Street, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10022
(212) 973-9425

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Long Island Office

Dr. Golden and Dr. Etess
444 Community Drive, Suite 204
Manhasset, NY 11030
(516) 627-8400

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