The revolutionary Pinhole Surgical Technique is a minimally invasive surgical technique that represents a viable option in selective cases for the correction of gingival recessions. The Pinhole Surgical Technique® invented and patented by Dr John Chao, DDS, is an incision-free, suture-free technique that can be used for the treatment of multiple recessions in one session.

Through a small pinhole made by a needle, specially designed instruments are used to gently loosen the gum tissue and glide it 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.

The benefits of Pinhole Surgical Technique® are:

  • Less patient discomfort
  • Faster recovery, in comparison to conventional surgical techniques
  • No sutures needed
  • No scalpel used
  • No graft needed
  • Esthetic, natural and long term results
  • The ability to correct up to 14 teeth in a single session

The Pinhole Surgical Technique® is practiced solely by certified dentists. Dr Georgios Chatzopoulos is the only dentist in Greece trained and certified to provide this technique for the coverage of gingival recessions in THESS PERIO – Centre for Periodontology and Dental Implant Surgery.