Chao Pinhole

Chao Pinhole in Tigard, OR

Surgical Technique For Gum Recession

Receding gums not only dampens a youthful appearance, it's also one of the first major signs of gum disease. The Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST) is an effective alternative to gum grafting, as it's non-invasive and doesn't require cutting the gum tissue. Traditional gum grafting is followed by longer healing and can sometimes produce discomfort in patients. With PST, receding gums can be effectively repaired without the grafting, cutting, and post-operative pain that is part of traditional surgery. Dr. Thanik at Progressive Periodontics is one of the very few dentists in the area that is trained and licensed to perform this treatment.

For more information on our Chao Pinhole treatment, call us at (503) 966-3780 today.

A More Effective & Efficient Procedure

We will recommend PST if you are suffering from gum recession or show signs of a receding gum. Since healthy gums is connected to your overall health, it's important to seek treatment as soon as you notice symptoms. During the PST procedure, 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. We then used special dentistry tools to spread and slide the gum line to cover the exposed root. Throughout the entire process, there are no need for grafts or incisions, it simply involves the adjustment of your existing gum tissue.

Here are a few of the benefits of PST:
  • An alternative to gum surgery that is minimally invasive
  • No pain, bleeding or swelling
  • Patients can notice immediate aesthetic benefits
  • Gum recession correction
  • No need for incisions or sutures
  • Faster healing and recovery time
  • A healthier and more attractive-looking smile
  • More than one tooth can be treated at same appointment

Dial us at (503) 966-3780 to book your appointment if your interested our services.

The Opinions That Count

See What Our Past Patients Have Said About Us
  • “A brief note to express how grateful I am for your excellent care.”

    - Swee
  • “Dr. Thanik was amazing with my worrier child who needed a frenulum revision. I appreciate his care & call in the evening to see how he was recovering.”

    - Becky S
  • “Once I switched to Dr. Thanik for my care, everything changed for the better. I'm so grateful for him and his staff and all of their expertise, insight, encouragement, and guidance.”

    - Cyndia A

Your Superior Choice For Your Gum Health

What Makes Us Different
  • Progressive Equipment & Care

    State of the art equipment and technology to care for your gums and overall health.

  • Your Partner in Gum Health

    We pride ourselves on being your partner and finding the treatment option that is right for you.

  • Experience Where It Counts

    With more than two decades of experience, let us help you take care of your gums and teeth.

  • Trust the Experts

    Don’t have a regular dentist do what a specialist is trained to do. Come to the experts for your periodontal needs.