Goodbye Gum Grafts

Gum GraftsGum recession treatment is easier than ever thanks to the Chao Pinhole Technique®. The Pinhole Technique replaces gum grafts with a quick, simple, and non-invasive procedure that works just as well.

Hello Pinhole
The Pinhole Technique is performed without grafting. Scalpels and sutures are unnecessary. You can expect little to no downtime.

The benefits of the Pinhole Technique are many:
Less discomfort after treatment
Fast recovery
No need for uncomfortable sutures
No need for scalpels or invasive surgical tools
No need to take tissue from your palate
Excellent, natural-looking, long-lasting results
How Pinhole Works
Gum recession is a common dental problem that requires care.

The Pinhole Technique involves replacing your lost gum tissue with tissue from the immediate vicinity. It’s a natural and conservative approach with little risk of complication.

With the Pinhole Technique, a pin-size hole is made in your existing gum tissue, just above or below your tooth. Then, small periodontal instruments are used to gently loosen your gum tissue. The gum tissue is moved into place to cover the exposed root structure of your tooth and restore the appearance of your gumline. Your body simply adjusts to the slight movement in gum tissue and periodontal health is restored.

Does Pinhole Cost More?
Costs associated with the Pinhole Technique procedure are about the same as a gum graft procedure. As with gum grafts, most dental benefits providers cover the Pinhole Technique, though individual policies can vary.

Trained Specialist
Palm Beach Gardens Periodontist Dr. Lee R. Cohen completed postdoctoral training and Pinhole Technique Certification with the doctor who pioneered the procedure. Dr. Cohen sought the training because he wanted his patients to have faster results and less pain. He was one of the first gum surgery specialists in the country to offer the Pinhole Technique.

We Care A Lot
Everything in our periodontal care practice begins with a conversation about you.
We talk and learn about you
Review your needs
Make a plan to prioritize health and appearance
Treatment begins when you’re ready. Dr. Cohen’s gentle touch, friendly chairside manner, and consistent follow up get rave reviews.

About Dr. Lee R. Cohen
Dr. Lee R. Cohen, D.D.S., M.S., M.S.  is a dual-board certified periodontal and dental implant surgeon.

NYU, Doctor of Dental Surgery; Master’s in Health Policy & Management University of Florida, Master’s of Science in Periodontology, served as chief resident Emory University, Bachelor’s in Biology

Accepting New Patients


location: 4520 Donald Ross Road, Suite 110
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418

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