You are helping people that have cold sensitivity
and receding gums?
With a new technique.
So we always knew we could bring the gum tissue
down over the receding gums.
But in order to get it to stay down you had to cut gum
typically out of the roof of the mouth
and put that underneath that tissue
When you pull the gum down, you put it underneath there.
in order to thicken it and hold it in place.
Well that can be very painful and uncomfortable for the patient.
Because you have to cut gum out of the roof of the mouth
Also, the healing takes a while.
You have to put a lot of stitches in
and you can only do a few teeth
because you can only cut so much gum out of the roof of the mouth.
So, I just don't do that anymore
It's not necessary
We can use the Pinhole Technique
which is minimally invasive
and that way we just loosen the gum
bring it down
put some material underneath it
not from the roof of the mouth
to hold it in place
There's usually little or no pain involved
and you can do one tooth, you can do thirty-two teeth
How soon does the cold sensitivity go away?
Typically it goes away immediately
because once the roots are covered,
that's where the sensitivity is
and once the roots are covered, hey, the sensitivity is not there.