top of page

Pinhole® Gum Rejuvenation in Phoenix, AZ

A minimally invasive treatment to correct gum recession. No scalpels, no sutures, and no palatal grafting

SC Dentistry in Glendale offers the Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™): a procedure in which Small Pinholes® are made and special instruments are used to gently loosen and guide the receded gums to cover the recession. Dr. Chang then adds collagen material to stabilize the area of gum recession. This new method is simple, suture-free and minimally invasive.

While gum recession is usually viewed as one of the symptoms of gum disease, it is most often unrelated to disease caused by insufficient tooth brushing, overly aggressive tooth brushing, or from bruxism. Gum recession can even be caused by orthodontic treatments.

We think you’ll be impressed by the instant cosmetic improvement - our patients all have had great results with this treatment.

 This leading-edge technology is just one more way that we’re making your visits more comfortable while increasing the level of care we provide. If you have any questions about PST, please don’t hesitate to ask us about it!


What do our patients think about Pinhole® Gum Rejuvenation?

Girl Brushing Dad's Teeth
woman 13

Nina D.

Dr. Chang recommended the pinhole gum surgery to remedy the effects of ignoring my dental health for over 10 years. He was incredibly thorough and informative before the treatment. After the treatment I was blown away - no pain and no medication. I am so happy with my results!

Happy Woman

Ramona K.

The procedure was surprisingly easy. I felt like I was being pampered. My mouth feels SO much better! I noticed an immediate reduction in sensitivity and my gums look better than when I was in my 20s! I would recommend this to anyone who is struggling with gum recession.

Senior Man

Jim W.

I have had surgeries that have caused issues to my gumline and have had traditional gum grafts done in the past. That was extremely painful and I ended up with lots of complications. Pinhole has been a night and day difference. I haven't had any pain or any issues at all this time around and my mouth looks great!


PST Treatment Overview



PST Before & After

BEFORE: March 29th, 2011     AFTER: September 13th, 2014

PST Before & After

BEFORE: December 10th, 2013     AFTER: March 19th, 2016



PST Before & After

BEFORE: February 13th, 2013     AFTER: November 8th, 2014

PST Before & After

BEFORE: March 31st, 2006     AFTER: July 30th, 2014

Top 10 Benefits of Pinhole Procedure:

  1. Can correct gum recession in as little as 1 treatment session.

  2. Minimal discomfort and swelling in most cases because the method is scalpel-free, suture-free, and graft-free.

  3. Long term results per the International Journal of Periodontology & Restorative Dentistry. (Oct 2012)

  4. The pinholes heal in 24 hours in most cases

  5. Only 2 over-the-counter pain pills required after treatment on average per the study in International Journal of Periodontology & Restorative Dentistry. (Oct 2012)

  6. Can prevent tooth loss and the need for other fconstly procedures such as implants or dentures.

  7. Treatment sessions can be completed in as little as 1-2 hours in many cases.

  8. Can enhance a more youthful & attractive appearance.

  9. Patients often describe feeling happier due to being able to smile without the shame or guilt associated with ugly receded gums

  10. Most patients are back to normal light activities within 24-48 hours post procedure.

bottom of page