About Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation

Reverse gum recession fast. No painful surgery – no scalpel and no sutures. Learn more about this revolutionary and minimally-invasive procedure from Dr. Blodgett, Portland’s original PGR specialist.

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The Pinhole Gum Procedure vs. Traditional Gum Recession Treatments

Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation Other Gum Recession Procedures
Fast Healing? Yes. There’s no scalpel and no stitches. You’ll heal fast. Often requires a tissue graft and multiple procedures with long healing times.
Comfort? Most patients take only aspirin or ibuprofen to maintain comfort. Highly invasive gum recession treatments are anything but comfortable.
Results? The Pinhole technique produces immediate, natural-looking and long-lasting results. Multiple treatments are often required and the cosmetic results don’t match those provided by the pinhole gum procedure.

“Ever since my first appointment almost three years ago I’ve been very satisfied and pleased with the care I’ve received at Blodgett Dental Care. Dr. Blodgett, Maggie, Amy and Jai have answered all my detailed questions and concerns in detail with patience and respect. I really appreciate Dr. Blodgett’s holistic approach to dentistry and that he is all about educating his patients about the close relationship of the teeth/gums to the rest of the body.”

– Sherry W.

More Benefits of the Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation Procedure

No Scalpel & No Sutures
There’s no cutting and no stitches. Your treatment takes about an hour and you’ll see immediate results.

Minimal Discomfort
You’ll be amazed at how quickly you’ll recover from pinhole gum rejuvenation. It truly is an incredible procedure.

No Tissue Grafting
The Pinhole Gum Procedure doesn’t require a tissue graft to produce incredible results.

How the Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation Procedure Works

During the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique, a needle is used to make a small hole in the mucosal tissue above your gums. Through this tiny hole, specifically designed and minimally-invasive instruments are used to gently loosen the gum tissue. These tools gently slide the gums over the exposed root structure.

There are no grafts, no sutures, and no incisions needed with the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique.

Meet Dr. Blodgett – Portland’s Trusted Gum Recession Specialist

“Dr. John Chao developed the Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation procedure. I was in the first class that was ever trained in this technique and I learned this revolutionary treatment directly from Dr. Chao. I have used it to help hundreds of patients reverse their gum recession.

Unlike traditional grafting techniques, PGR is incision and suture-free and produces amazing results in just one session.

Let’s talk about how I can help you fix receding gums and optimize your whole body health.”

“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.

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Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation Procedure FAQ

How do you fix gum recession without any cutting or stitching?
PGR is an incredibly elegant and effective solution to gum recession. Instead of a tissue graft, your own healthy gum tissue is repositioned and allowed to heal itself. Since there are no incisions and no sutures, you’ll look and feel better right away.

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, past orthodontic treatments 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 erosion can affect the teeth along the gumline and beneath it. Since healthy gums are essential for a healthy mouth, getting gum recession treated is important for lasting dental wellness.

Will the Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation be covered by my insurance?
Depending on your insurance plan, some of the procedure may be covered. Our team can help you understand your policy and your benefits. Call (503) 285-3620 to learn more.

My dentist said surgery was the best way to treat my gum recession. Is this my only option?
It’s unfortunate but many dentists have not kept up with the latest scientific advances and techniques. Many aren’t even aware of Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation, despite it having been available for more than 5 years. Dr. Blodgett is happy to offer a second opinion so that you can understand all of your options for achieving whole body health.