Published: 11/09/2018

If your gums are sensitive, eating can be difficult. Sensitive gums are often a symptom of gum disease and can make it hard to enjoy any holiday. With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it’s important that our patients can eat what they want, when they want it, and we offer the Pinhole Surgical Technique to help.

What Causes Sensitivity?

Over time, as the gums recede, the tooth’s root structure becomes exposed. This leads to tooth decay and other issues along the gumline and directly beneath it. Healthy gums are vital to keeping your mouth healthy, so treating gum recession is important to ensure that your teeth are healthy too.

How It Works

This is where the Pinhole Surgical Technique comes in. Rather than using soft tissue grafts or donor grafts to rebuild your gumline, needles are used to make small holes in the existing gum tissue. In those holes, Dr. Gandhi can move the connective tissues and the gums to make them look more natural. Without any invasive cutting, sutures or surgical risks, you get immediate results that can completely change the way your smile looks and decrease sensitivity in your gums.

Rather than adding gum tissue that must heal and connect to what is left or your natural gums, the Pinhole technique allows for the existing gum tissue to be adjusted to cover the exposed structure of the root. The results are truly miraculous for those who are insecure about their gum recession or who have sensitivity to eating certain foods.

Contact Us Today

If you want to learn more about how we can help you enjoy every meal you eat, give us a call. At Firewheel Dental Implants and Periodontics, we are committed to not only improving the health of your mouth, but also the quality of your life. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with a periodontist in Dallas, TX, to learn more.

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