Oregon PST: Pinhole Surgical Technique
Scalpel-Free & Suture-Free

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Win the Fight Against Gum Recession.
The Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST) is a High-Tech and Minimally-Invasive Treatment With Immediate Results.

Benefits of The Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique

Fast, Long-Lasting Results

Less Discomfort & No Painful Sutures

Faster Recovery

No Scalpel or Invasive Surgery

Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation vs. Traditional Gum Recession Surgery:

The Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique …

  • is not invasive surgery. There’s no scalpel and no sutures. That means you’ll experience less pain and heal faster than traditional gum recession surgery.
  • requires no tissue grafts and encourages your own gums to heal naturally.
  • provides immediate cosmetic results.

Look and feel your best. Don’t settle for invasive surgery. Fight gum recession naturally with the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique.

About Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation

Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation is also known as the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST). It was invented and patented by John Chao, D.D.S. PGR is a scalpel-free, suture-free procedure for treating gum recession.

When treating your gum recession, Dr. Blodgett:

  • Makes a tiny hole with a needle in the gum tissue
  • Uses specially designed instruments to guide gums over the receded part of the tooth

Since there is no incision and no suturing, patients can expect minimal postoperative symptoms (pain, swelling, and bleeding).

“Not only is Dr. Blodgett a superior dentist, he is kind and considerate about our comfort during our visits. His office and staff are welcoming and far surpass the typical dental office experience. I feel fortunate that we have Dr. Kelly Blodgett as our dentist. I highly recommend Blodgett Dental Care.”

– Jandi G.

Dr. Blodgett – Portland’s Gum Recession Expert.

Dr. Kelly J. Blodgett is a recognized leader in minimally-invasive gum rejuvenation and gum recession treatments. Over the years, his training has helped him bring many high-tech treatments to the Portland area, including the Chao Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation (PGR) Technique.

Dr. Blodgett learned Dr. Chao’s Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation method from the inventor of the procedure, John Chao himself.

Dr. Blodgett is passionate about holistic care, high-tech treatment options, and working with his patients to maximize their dental and whole-body health.

Education & Awards

  • 2018 “Best Practice” dentist – recognized “Dental Pioneer”
  • 2006 Clinician of the Year Award from the World Congress of Minimally-Invasive Dentistry
  • Pinhole Surgical Technique Certified Dentist
  • Graduate of University of Oregon
  • Graduate of OHSU School of Dentistry
  • Completed Residency at Portland VA Medical Center

“I have a big anxiety about going to the dentist, so of course I was very nervous before my first visit to Dr. Boldgett’s office. But from the first phone call I had to set up my appointment, I could tell that I was going to be in good hands. Everyone is so understanding and comforting. I was then blown away at the level of detail they go into with the different xrays and procedures. They are all about building partnerships and trust. Thank you isn’t enough to express how truly grateful I really am!!”

– Andrea K.

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Answers to Your Questions About Gum Recession & The Pinhole Surgical Technique

What is gum recession?
Gum recession refers to the loss of gum tissue along the gumline. This can occur as a result of periodontal disease (gingivitis, periodontitis, advanced periodontitis), the natural aging process, or abrasive habits when it comes to brushing the teeth.

When gum recession occurs, the root structure of the tooth becomes exposed. This means that tooth decay and other problems can affect the teeth along the gumline and beneath it. Since healthy gums are essential for a healthy mouth, treating gum recession is important for lasting dental wellness.

What is Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation and how does it differ from other gum recession treatments?
The Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique is a minimally-invasive option for treating gum recession. All of the tools and techniques used to perform the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique were created by Dr. John Chao, who personally taught Dr. Blodgett the process.

Traditional gum rejuvenation treatments involve the use of donor tissue or soft tissue grafts in order to rebuild the gumline. This soft tissue would be sutured in place and would join with existing gum tissue as it healed. While this traditional grafting treatment is effective, comparable results with better patient experience can be achieved through the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique.

Is Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation covered by insurance?
Some dental insurance plans cover part or all of the cost of your pinhole gum surgery (also sometimes called the Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation or Lunchtime Gum Lift). Dr. Blodgett’s front office staff can help you better understand your policy and benefits. Call (503) 285-3620 for more help.