Pinhole Gum Surgery
Dr. Roholt is licensed to provide patients with the Chao Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation™ for obvious or excessive gum recession. Also referred to as a Lunchtime Gum Lift®, this is a surgery-free, minimally invasive procedure. It is an alternative to gum grafting with less pain and healing time involved.
All of the tools and technology used to perform the Chao Pinhole Surgery were created by Dr. John Chao who personally taught Dr. Roholt the process. There is no cutting with a scalpel, but instead several small pinholes are placed above the gumline. With special instruments, the gum tissue is loosened and guided to cover any exposed root surfaces of teeth. Tiny strips of collagen are inserted through the pinholes to plump up the tissue and hold it in place in the new position. There are NO incisions, NO sutures, and minimal discomfort and swelling.