Treat and Restore Your Gum Recession Without Invasive Surgery

Receding gums can weaken your teeth. Gum recession can also create unnecessary teeth sensitivity, root damage, and lead to tooth loss.

The pinhole surgical technique treats your gum recession. It repairs your gum tissue without the need for invasive surgery.

Your pinhole surgical procedure can save you time by treating your teeth and gums in one appointment. Or you have the option of treatment for one arch or mouth quadrant at a time.

The pinhole procedure involves the use of a local anesthetic. Your area of treatment will be cleaned and prepped prior to the insertion of specialized instrument that gently moves your gum tissue into proper alignment with your tooth or teeth.

The final step of your procedure places collagen under your gums at the pinhole entry point. This provides stability for your treated gum tissue.


Dr. Copulos was personally trained by Dr. Chao in The Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique.

The Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST), invented and patented by John Chao, DDS, MAGD, is a scalpel-free, suture-free procedure for correcting gum recession. Through a small hole made by a needle, Dr. Chao uses specially designed instruments to gently loosen the gum tissue and glide it over the receded part of the tooth. Since there is no cutting or stitching, patients can expect minimal post-operative symptoms (pain, swelling and bleeding). Most patients also are pleasantly surprised by the instant cosmetic improvement.

Contact the Boca Raton office of Dr. Copulos at (561) 338-7115 about your receding gums. Schedule a periodontal examination to discuss the non-invasive, pin hole surgical technique for restoring your gum tissue and improving your smile.