The Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST) is an alternative surgical procedure to gum grafts that is less invasive, requires no stitches and has a quick healing time. The surgery itself requires poking a hole above or below the receded area of the gumline. Dr. Eastman will gently stretch the gum and adjust it to cover the roots of your teeth once more, leaving the appealing dental crown showing. After the gum has been repositioned, tiny collagen strips are packed down between the teeth to ensure that the gum is secure. Patients have noticed that the only sign of surgery, the pinhole itself, disappears after a few days of healing.