The Pinhole technique is a new periodontal surgical treatment, researched and developed in the United States (Los Angeles) by Professor Chao (owner of his patent).
In order to carry out the training in this technique and to be able to apply it in the clinical day to day with our patients, complete theoretical and practical days are taught where the knowledge of this can be acquired; these days are realized in his installations, that have been prepared of specific way for this.
After these days, the clinicians present there (periodontists) obtain an official accreditation that gives them the virtues of being able to carry out the clinical application in the indicated way, always under the rigorous protocols that it requires for its final success. .
Recessions are the loss of the supporting structures of both the gums and the bone of one or more teeth. This loss of tissue creates a long tooth image as a result of root exposure, creating sensitivity and functional weakness. Given this scenario, different types of tissue regenerative techniques can be performed to improve the support structure, reduce sensitivity and improve aesthetics. Within the wide range of periodontal surgeries for gum coating that exist today as treatment options, the * Pinhole technique is the most innovative and least traumatic compared to other techniques.
Over the years, surgical techniques in general – and in the oral environment in particular – have progressed to become less traumatic, with better postoperative and, in a high percentage, with detailed entry areas for where the operation is performed (arthroscopy).
The * Pinhole technique has the same bases as arthroscopy, as no incisions are made, only a small perforation is needed; it is performed without grafts from the palate, thus avoiding a surgical area added to the area to be treated; and finally, because of how small the perforation we work for is, it doesn’t need sutures.
If we enter in detail with the technique through a drilling a little further away from the affected area, we get direct access to the surgical area and through some instruments (which can only be acquired in the course, as they are specific and patented for the technique ) the tissues are released (released) until we manage to create a zone without tension and therefore the smooth replacement of the tissues in their place, covering the recessions that had been previously generated.
Finally, as if it were a balloon, strips of collagen are inserted into the initial perforation, thus favoring its natural production and its healing by second intention.