Pinhole Surgical Technique PST™

The Pinhole Surgical Technique  or PST™ has been deemed a ‘breakthrough’ technique for gum recession and treatment options for receding gums.

If you are concerned about receding gums and want to explore alternatives to a gum grafting procedure, set up a consultation with your doctor today! We can discuss the benefits of The Pinhole Surgical Technique™ or PST™ in more detail and determine whether you are a good candidate for the procedure.

Gum Recession Process

In the past, whenever any of our patients were developing gum recession, they would feel very worried because of the potential to lose those teeth. When those patients came to Dr. Tan, he felt that while they had some options, those choices were not very appealing.

Those patients had a choice between:

  1. long-term maintenance of the often times deteriorating condition
  2. surgical correction with gum grafts that were often times excruciatingly painful
  3. take no action and accept the eventual loss of those teeth.

These options were very distressful for the patient that they would be paralyzed about moving forward with any treatment that could help improve their condition. Dr. Tan had finally found another more predictable and less uncomfortable option with Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation! He was one of just a few dentist in Canada and Worldwide  to perform the surgery when he brought the procedure back to Georgian Dental® in Orillia and Barrie, Ontario.

Pinhole Surgical Technique™ is a way to rejuvenate receding gums. This procedure reduces the likelihood of tooth loss by re-establishing the height of gum to cover over any exposed root surface. There is an incredible process that happens after the rejuvenation procedure is performed where special stem cells called mesenchymal stem cells develop and become specialized new gum cells. In a very real sense, new gum cells proliferate! Dr. Tan’s applies a unique process to encourage cellular development and the resulting rejuvenated gum is thicker and more recession resistant.

All of his patients that undergo the process are amazed at how quickly they see results – immediately pleasing!

The best part of the unique process that Dr. Tan applies is the absence of pain. For all of the patients that have gone through PST™ with Dr. Tan, everyone has reported minimal pain with the highest discomfort rating on the day of surgery reported at “1”. (On a scale of 0 -10, where 0 is no pain and comfortable to 10 for extreme pain and discomfort). This is remarkable, especially compared to the more classical approaches to free gingival graft surgery that requires sometimes two surgical sites – the site to be recovered and the graft donor site. Patients that have undergone that surgery relate a sensation of rawness and pain from the surgical site, “like having a scrapped knee or a severe pizza burn” on the roof of your mouth.

The patented process includes a series of recovery visits and phototherapy treatment and encourage the highest possible probability of successful results.

If you have any questions – call Georgian Dental® Barrie today to arrange a free, no risk, no obligation consultation. We can then determine is you are a suitable candidate to proceed with the patented Pinhole Surgical Technique™. While not everyone is a candidate for the surgery, you owe it to your long term health to keep your teeth healthy and prevent tooth loss for years to come!

Benefits of Pinhole Surgery


Minimally invasive alternative to gum surgery

Minimal bleeding, pain, etc…that is associated with gum surgery

Immediate cosmetic benefits with same day results

Corrects gum recession without scalpels or incisions


No incisions or sutures involved


Multiple teeth can be treated in a single visit

Free Dental Consultation

See if Pinhole Surgery is right for you by booking your free, no-obligation consultation.