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Pinhole® Surgical Technique - Plano, TX | Allen, TX | Frisco, TX

The Advanced No Cut, No Sew Gum Recession Treatment

The Minimally Invasive Gum Recession Treatment Option

If you are concerned about receding gums due to gum disease or have gum recession because of aggressive brushing, smoking, oral piercings, or medications, turn to Dr. Marco Cueva – located in Plano, TX – for the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST™). This non-surgical treatment rebuilds the gum line without cut and suture surgery. You can walk out of our office with a beautiful new smile in a single visit! In fact, the PST procedure is often called the “Lunchtime Lift” as it takes as little as an hour to perform and is done under local anesthesia so you can return to work after your appointment.

About The Pinhole Surgical Technique Procedure

The Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST™) is an attractive gum recession treatment option for patients with receding gum tissue. Unlike traditional gum graft surgery, this technique involves using existing gum tissue to recreate the gum line and produces comparable results to a gum graft performed with donor tissue.

The PST procedure does not use a scalpel or sutures. Instead, specially designed surgical tools are used to create a small pinhole above the area with recession. Other tools are then used to loosen the gums and re-position them. Collagen is gently inserted to hold the gums in place so that they cover the area with recession. Most patients typically report little to no discomfort after the procedure and many return to work when they are done!

Dr. Cueva Discusses The Symptoms Of Gum Recession

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The Benefits of Choosing PST™

The Pinhole Surgical Technique offers patients a variety of benefits over traditional gum surgery. These benefits include:

  • Affordable gum grafting alternative
  • Fast healing time
  • Little To No Post-Op Pain
  • Natural-Looking Results in a Single Visit
  • Little To No Post-Op Bleeding
  • Instant Results
  • Less discomfort than gum surgery
  • No sutures required
  • Long Lasting Results

So Glad I Did This Procedure

I would highly recommend Dr. Marco Cueva for doing the Pinhole Procedure. I had so many fears and concerns due to past negative experiences with dental work. I called Dr. Cueva about these concerns and issues and he really greatly assured me that he would take good care of me and answered all of my questions satisfactorily. I have had very little pain and swelling. Dr Cueva is highly responsive and I am so glad I did this procedure with him!

Stacey S.

Pinhole® Surgical Technique Patient
  • Dr. Cueva is Certified in the PST procedure by the founder of the procedure, yours truly, Dr. Chao

Why Choose Dr. Cueva for PST™ ?

If you are looking for an effective gum recession treatment, turn to Dr. Cueva for a gum tissue treatment that will restore your gum line and improve your smile. Dr. Cueva was the first periodontist in Texas to perform the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique and has helped many patients with gum recession achieve a more attractive smile. Both of our doctors are certified to provide this revolutionary procedure. They both believe strongly in incorporating minimally invasive techniques so that patients experience less downtime and post operative pain than with traditional methods.

Dr. Cueva’s dedication to exceptional patient care is evidenced by their commitment to continuing education courses. In addition, Dr. Cueva shares his expertise as a professor of periodontics at Baylor College of Dentistry. Dr. Cueva often spends time in his home country of Brazil performing pro bono dental work for those who are less fortunate.

Dr. Cueva is Board Certified by the American Board of Periodontology, a distinction that marks them as leading periodontists in the field. If you are tired of how gum recession has affected your smile, call us today to schedule your new patient consultation at our office conveniently located in Plano, TX, by Allen & Frisco, TX. We look forward to meeting you!

How PST™ Can Save You Money

We can effectively reverse gum recession and treat enlarged gums with a minimally-invasive technique with PST™. You can save money by undergoing this procedure now in several ways:

  • No need for re-treatment and additional doctor visits
  • Reduces risk of infection and gum disease
  • Fast recovery time so no time off work required
  • Protects teeth from cavities that can form below the gum line
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The Proof Is In Our Patients

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Our Patients tell the story best

Are You Ready To Begin Your Journey to A Beautiful Smile?

Contact our periodontist today to schedule your new patient exam or complete our Appointment Request Form to schedule your appointment online. We look forward to greeting you soon!