Published: 01/25/2018

Gum recession occurs when the soft pink gum tissue begins to pull away from teeth’s hard enamel surface. As the tissue recedes, the softer layer beneath tooth enamel is gradually exposed; this dentin layer is more sensitive and more vulnerable to infection, so gum recession must be addressed as soon as it is detected. In advanced cases of gum tissue recession, minor surgery may be required to correct the problem and speed patient recover. Dr. Gandhi is a periodontist in Dallas, TX that offers the innovative Pinhole Surgical Technique to treat gum recession.

Restoring the Appearance of Your Smile

Receding gum tissue can be surgically treated in several ways. We offer the special Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST) because it is a solution that gives superior results without excessive stress to the patient. In this technique, no incisions are made, so no sutures are required. There is only minimal bleeding and discomfort; since no sutures are required patients also experience less post-surgical pain. You can return to your normal routine even faster and begin enjoying the renewed appearance of your smile.

The PST is an innovative way of treating gum recession and it is highly successful. We are pleased to offer this advanced form of treatment to our valued patients.

Why Do Gums Recede?

Gum recession can be caused by several different factors, including:

  • Periodontal disease
  • Tooth grinding (bruxism)
  • Aggressive brushing
  • Tobacco use

No matter what the reason, the results are the same – overly sensitive teeth that are vulnerable to further damage. Receding gum tissue can be successfully treated in several ways and one of the best solutions of all is PST.

Contact Us Today

Treating receding gums is simpler and more comfortable than ever before thanks to advanced surgical options like those offered by the team at Firewheel Dental Implants and Periodontics. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Gandhi.

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