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Fast and Effective Gum Recession Treatment
with the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™)

The Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique™ (also known as the Lunchtime Gum Lift) is an incision-free, suture-free procedure for treating gum recession. Patients can expect minimal post-operative symptoms (pain, swelling and bleeding). Best of all, results can be seen right away!

Dr. Reznikov is one of the first periodontists in Glenview IL to offer this revolutionary, minimally invasive treatment for gum recession.

A rejuvenated smile and no sensitive roots

Gum recession & exposed roots not only makes your smile appear older, it creates causes painful sensitivity to temperatures and sweets. Glenview Periodontist, Dr. Reznikov uses minimally invasive microsurgical techniques to perform breakthrough gum recession treatment and gum grafts.

A faster, more comfortable procedure

A small entry point is used with the Pinhole Technique, minimizing discomfort & speeding recovery.

While traditional gum grafting (soft tissue grafting), may still be necessary for some patients, Dr. Reznikov recommends the use of this minimally invasive technique whenever possible.

The Pinhole Surgical Technique has the advantage that all teeth that have gum recession can be treated in a single session. Patients can also choose to treat just one arch or quadrant at a time. One session is normally one to two hours & uses local anesthetic. We've found that our patients have needed only a couple of Tylenol® after treatment.

How Pinhole Surgery works

The affected teeth are cleaned and prepared and the gum tissue is numbed with a local anesthetic. A small entry point is made in the gum above the tooth or teeth to be treated. Dr. Reznikov uses a specialized dental instrument to free the outer layer of gum tissue and gently move it down to provide better coverage for the teeth.

Next, he uses a small angled instrument to pass several collagen strips through the entry point and place them under the gums. The collagen helps to stabilize the gums.

Dr. Reznikov can correct up to 14 teeth at once in one to two hours. There is little to no post-operative discomfort.

 

Success Rate & Before / Afters

The success rate of the Pinhole Surgical Technique is similar to traditional gum grafting surgery. A 33-month study of 43 patients with 121 gum recessions using the Pinhole Surgical Technique™ was published in the October 2012, issue of The International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry. The results of this study showed that it was as successful as traditional gum grafting procedures which require cutting and sutures, while patients who underwent the Pinhole Surgical Technique™ reported virtually no pain, no bleeding and high satisfaction with a rapid transformation of the defective gum line.

Pinhole Surgical Technique in the News

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Hannah Flint
Hannah Flint

5 out of 5 stars

posted 3 years ago
I had a great experience with a series of recent surgical procedures done by Dr. Gromov. I knew that I needed a gum graft - a surgery I had been postponing for some time and the more I researched it the more I dreaded it. Luckily, the experience at Dr. Gromov's office was as pleasant as it can get. Before the surgery he took time to answer all of my questions and walk me through the process, he...
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Marge Gagliano
Marge Gagliano

5 out of 5 stars

posted 3 years ago
I was so satisfied with Dr. Vladmir Reznikow, and his assistant who both were very information and answered all my questions since this was my 1st Implant.
michelle kobran
michelle kobran

5 out of 5 stars

posted 3 years ago
This is an exceptional office. I will recommend it to everyone. Dr. Gromov is highly professional, knowledgeable and very positive person. He is good with patients, helpful and is fast but excellent.
Larisa Kunovsky
Larisa Kunovsky

5 out of 5 stars

posted 3 years ago
I know Dr. Reznikov more than 10 years. He and his great team are always doing all the best ! They really care. I recommended Dr. Reznikov to some of my friends and they were absolutely satisfied.
Katherine Kostecki
Katherine Kostecki

5 out of 5 stars

posted 3 years ago
I have only great things to say about my treatment with Dr. Reznikov. He is extremely knowledgeable and confident in what he does. The office is comfortable and equipment is technologically advanced compared to that of other offices I looked into before deciding on Glen Periodontics. I received a laser treatment and am happy I went that route - not many offices in the area even offer the...
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Joy Rush
Joy Rush

5 out of 5 stars

11 months ago
I had a dental implant done elsewhere about 20 years ago and it failed. I had a marilyn bridge in the open space for the last 2 decades and it was beginning to fall apart. I got engaged in October and had the wedding date set for May. I needed to do something because it looked awful when I smiled and I wanted to have nice pictures for my wedding. I was worried about doing another implant and...
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nancy ward
nancy ward

5 out of 5 stars

2 years ago
I was referred to Dr. Reznikov for a receding gum in which I had to have a tissue graft procedure. They showed video of the procedure and kept you well informed of what would take place. The staff was very professional and helpful. Its now been 2 weeks since the procedure and I have had no pain, or side effects. I have scheduled my next procedure and will be having an implant done at the end...
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I Z
I Z

5 out of 5 stars

a month ago
I was accommodated within 8 hours at Glen Periodontics by dr. Gromov. That was my first visit with the new doctor and I did not expect much. When I left less than an hour later after a complicated extraction I couldn't remember if I had actually just had my wisdom tooth extracted, or caught up with an old friend. Dr. Gromov is caring, kind, professional, warm, and gentle with great sense of...
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Jim Tsevis
Jim Tsevis

5 out of 5 stars

a year ago
Dr. Reznikov and his staff were excellent. I had a number of proceedures that I needed done and they were explained to me step by step in the simplest of terms. I felt the whole staff was extremely knowledgable, professional and sincerely concerned about how I was feeling during the proceedures as well as the following day. Dr. Reznikov came highly recommended to me from a friend when I was...
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MJ S
MJ S

5 out of 5 stars

2 years ago
I was very please w the services Dr. Reznikov and his staff provided. He and his staff really work as a team. They are friendly and work in a efficient manner. I would highly recommend Dr. Reznikov for periodontics and implant dentistry.
Patti Sun
Patti Sun

5 out of 5 stars

5 months ago
Thanks Dr. Riznikov and your team for your remarkable treatments done on me. I am very happy with your services. The implant surgery was impeccable. I was very amazed by the whole process from the consultation to the following surgery. I lost teeth #18 & #19 (1st and 2nd molars on lower left) in July. Sadly I couldn’t function as biting and chewing on left side. The space of missing...
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Mimi Boisette
Mimi Boisette

5 out of 5 stars

2 years ago
Dr. Reznikov and his staff have been the best from my experience visiting a dentist office, they are very very professional. The first time I visited Dr. Reznikov's office with a lingering gum problem,I never knew that there such a thing as deep cleaning he took the time to explain what the problem was and the cause of if . I can honestly say that I entered Dr. Reznikov feeling gozila and came...
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Chris Koziol
Chris Koziol

5 out of 5 stars

2 years ago
The experience in a nutshell is PAINLESS!!!! The whole idea of an implant to me was a little intimidating.Let me tell you ,it's not! The whole procedure,which took several months was Painless and pleasant. Dr. Reznikov and the whole staff are professional and friendly. I do Highly recommend the office. Keep Smiling!!! Chris
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