Life-Changing Solutions to Your Dental Needs
Welcome to Firewheel Periodontics in Garland, TX! Drs. Vikram Gandhi and James Barnes are board-certified periodontists who specialize in the treatment of gum disease, gum recession and dental implants. We offer many state-of-the-art procedures like All-on-4® dental implants and the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique to give our patients a more satisfactory treatment. This reflects our practice philosophy of “Changing lives on experience at a time.” Schedule an appointment at our Garland, TX, office today to experience the benefits periodontal specialists can bring to your smile.
Meet The Doctor
Dr. Vikram Gandhi graduated magna cum laude from UTD with a degree in Biology and minor in Business Administration. He then accepted a generous scholarship to continue his education at Texas A & M University System Baylor College of Dentistry, where he graduated cum laude with his dental degree. He then completed an additional three-year residency in Periodontics, Dental Implant Surgery, and Oral Medicine and Stomotology at Baylor. Dr. Gandhi is board eligible for the American Board of Periodontology.His professional affiliations include memberships in the American Academy of Periodontology, Southwest Society of Periodontists, American Dental Association, and Dallas County Dental Society.During his time at Baylor, he served as the chief resident in the periodontal department.
- All-on-4® Dental ImplantsFor patients who are missing all their teeth (edentulous), have multiple failing teeth, or are tired of wearing dentures, All-on-4 dental implants is a full-arch tooth replacement option. Our doctors will place four to six dental implants into your jaw in order to support a natural-looking and fully functional set of teeth. With proper oral care, this can be a permanent solution to tooth loss and you will never need to take the teeth out again.
- Dental ImplantsConsidered the ideal form of replacing lost teeth, dental implants provide the same function and look as natural teeth. With proper care and routine dental visits, your dental implant investment can also last you the rest of your life. Implants can be used to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth, or even a full-arch of missing teeth using the All-on-4 procedure.
- Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST™)While traditional gum recession treatment is effective, many patients seek a gentle and minimally invasive approach to restore their smile. PST offers gentle gum treatment by creating a pin-sized hole in the gum line and gently repositioning the gums over the tooth roots with tiny tools. This method involves no scalpels, stitches and has minimal bleeding. Patients typically enjoy immediate benefits and can return to their normal routine immediately after treatment.
- Gum DiseaseAn infection of the hard and soft tissues of the mouth, gum disease is common but also easily preventable with proper at-home care and routine dental hygiene visits. The first stage of gum disease, gingivitis, can be treated with a deep cleaning, including scaling and root planing, but if left to progress, the disease can develop into periodontitis. At this stage, you will need surgical care to clean your mouth and will have to receive preventative maintenance visits to ensure the disease does not return.