Pin Hole Grafting is a Less Invasive Means of Restoring Gum Tissue
Dr. Parkes explains the minimally invasive pin hole grafting technique developed by Dr. John Chao. He explains how receding gum lines can be dramatically restored by repositioning existing tissue. Drs. Stewart and Parkes are leaders in periodontal treatments who can use this sophisticated technique to restore your gum tissue.View transcript
So Pinhole grafting was developed by a dentist in California named Dr. Chao. And he uses a tunneling technique that's also used by plastic surgeons, in which there are no incisions that we make when we do the grafting. So the tissue is repositioned through this Pinhole and there are no stitches, there's no grafting, and then very little bleeding when this occurs. The Pinhole grafting is actually a replacement for the way that we used to do soft-tissue grafting. It doesn't replace every type of situation, but it replaces 85% of the ways that we used to graft can now be done using the Pinhole. The main benefit of Pinhole grafting is that it's minimally invasive. There are no incisions that are made, there are no stitches, and there's much less of a surgical procedure than we used to perform before.