What is PST™?

Explaining Pinhole Surgical Technique

Pinhole Surgical Technique is an effective gum restoration procedure that offers an alternative to traditional gum grafting.

What is Pinhole Surgical Technique?

Using the Pinhole Surgical Technique, a small hole is first made in your gums, allowing Dr. Turner, our certified Pinhole clinician, to add collagen material to stabilize the area of gum recession in your mouth. This innovative method is simple, suture-free, minimally invasive, and significantly less painful than a technique that cuts gum tissue.

What’s the difference between Pinhole Surgical Technique and Soft Tissue Grafting?

Traditional grafting involves rebuilding the gum line by suturing donor tissue in place, allowing it to join with the existing tissue and heal over time. Although soft tissue grafting is effective, Pinhole provides a better patient experience while delivering identical results.

Benefits of Pinhole

  • No incisions
  • Suture-free
  • Quick
  • Convenient
  • Effective
  • Minimal pain, swelling, bleeding
  • Short recovery time
  • Instant cosmetic results

Contact our office today to schedule an appointment!

North Andover Office
North Andover Phone Number 978-975-1233
Medford Office
Medford Phone Number 781-395-8998
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Recovery and Aftercare

The recovery time for Pinhole Surgical Technique is remarkably short, and the pain is virtually nonexistent. Dr. Turner provides patients with extensive post-op care following the procedure. A soft diet is recommended for a short period after surgery, and we will schedule a series of follow-up appointments with you to ensure proper healing.

If you have concerns about possible gum recession, call us today and we will answer your questions.  North Andover Phone Number 978-975-1233

* Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique®™ and PST®™ are registered trademarks of John Chao DDS MAGD, 2008

Ian M. Turner Periodontics & Implant Surgery

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Dr Turner was very friendly and easy to talk to. He addressed all of my concerns, and answered all of my questions. I would highly recommend his practice.

- melissa S

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Simply an outstanding experience. The staff are professional and courteous, and Dr. Turner was excellent. I can't recommend them highly enough!

- Erik D

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very professional and love how dr doctor and assistant answered all my questions in a detail way , everyone is very kind and friendly in the office

- roberta l

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Dr. Turner and his staff have changed my life. I went from really bad gums and bad breath to a healthy mouth! So happy with my results!

- Karen T

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very good

- jacqueline s

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Dr. Turner did a wonderful job with a dental implant following a less than satisfying experience with another office. I also switched to this office for dental hygiene and am very happy overall. The staff has always been very professional and friendly. I would definitely recommend Dr. Turner to others.

- Kevin D

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Dr. Turner is great - I would refer him to anyone looking for a periodontist. Andrea is also extremely kind and warm - a pleasure to be around.

- Ryan S

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Great experience overall

- Alison C

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I really appreciate Dr. Tuners knowledge and understanding of his work. I felt very informed of what needed to be done and what to expect with every procedure. I appreciate his honesty on any questions or concerns I may have had during treatment/after care. He was always on call when needed and I highly recommend this office. Great overall experience for those never about dental work.

- Ashley J

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Doctor explained procedure and options especially well and answered all quwstion

- Marsha P

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I enjoyed my experience for this procedure. I liked the personal attention I received as a patient and also as an individual. Should I need continued work or other work performed I would not hesitate to create a plan with Dr. Turner.

- Kenny B

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Thank you so much for putting my mind at ease during the entire implant process. Everything was very well explained and Dr. Turner and his entire staff were friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful.

- Katie C

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EXCELLENT

- RICHARD H

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The changes in the staff have made a huge difference in the pleasure of visits.

- Christine B

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Wonderful office, friendly and professional. following covid protocol to protect staff and patients alike.

- ANDREA K

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Very grateful to have you guys. Halted my bone loss. Gum graft was recommended when necessary and was a far superior option to what was recommended by my other periodontist. Gums are back on track now.

- Andrew M

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Dr.Turner is a brilliant and highly skilled Periodontist. He and his staff are extremely attentive, patient and willing to answer questions and explain procedure details and protocol. Thank you.

- Sandra B

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Dr. Turner is so nice. And, the staffs are nice, too.

- Angela S

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It is so comforting to be cared for by someone as competent as Dr. Turner. His staff reflects his dedication to great care as well.

- Alan M

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This has been a very positive experience

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