Pinhole Technique

Berdy Dental Group offers a quick, minimally invasive procedure that minimizes gum pocketing caused by periodontal disease called the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique. Discover the benefits of this trademarked surgery below, then call Dr. Christian Berdy at 904-389-1376 to see if you might be a good candidate for it.

Gum recession may occur as a result of a number of factors including periodontal disease, tobacco use, hormonal changes, genetic susceptibility, insufficient dental care or overly aggressive tooth brushing. These factors can all cause the gum tissues to recede, exposing more of the tooth structure and even the tooth’s root.

Receding gums can also lead to gaps or “pockets” forming between the teeth and gums, which is makes it easy for disease-causing bacteria to accumulate and negatively affect the teeth and gums. Without proper treatment, gum recession can result in severe damage to the tissues and bone. It may even lead to tooth loss. In order to prevent these serious consequences and to keep your smile healthy, our dentists may recommend the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique.

This innovative surgery is a way to correct gum recession without the use of scalpels or sutures. During the treatment, the dentist creates a small hole in the gums using a needle. He then uses specially designed instruments to gently loosen the gum tissue and slide it back over the area of the tooth where the gums have receded.

Because this treatment does not require any cutting or stitching, it involves minimal discomfort during and after the procedure. The Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique also provides an immediate cosmetic improvement.

We welcome you to contact our Jacksonville office today to learn if the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique is right for you. Call 904-389-1376 for more information or to schedule an appointment.