This often comes as a surprise to many dental patients, but the number one cause of sensitive teeth is gum recession caused by periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is an insidious infection that destroys the gum tissue. The bacteria get into the tissue, causing bleeding and inflammation, and then begin to damage the connective tissue. This results in wide pockets around the teeth and an erosion of the gum tissue that used to cover tooth roots. Gum recession not only leaves you with sensitive teeth in Houston, TX, but it makes you look much older than you are as well.
Removing the Infection
To treat tooth sensitivity caused by gum disease, the periodontal infection must first be addressed. This may be accomplished with deep cleanings, antibiotic therapy, or oral surgery. Individual treatments are based upon the advancement of the bacteria. Once the tissue is healthy and free of disease, the gum tissue can be restored.
A One Visit Remedy for Tooth Sensitivity and Receding Gums
Previously, there were only a few options to correct receding gums and they were all surgical. Dr. Friedberg corrects sensitive teeth Houston, TX with the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique. This method of restoring gum tissue is performed without incisions, scalpels, or sutures. A special tool is used to loosen the connective tissue around the affected teeth and that tissue is gently pulled over the exposed roots. The new positioning of your gums is held in place with a bit of collagen, providing you with an instantly healthier, more beautiful smile, in addition to correcting tooth sensitivity.
Do you have receding gums or suffer from tooth sensitivity? Call our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Friedberg and learn more about the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique, a method that can restore and protect your smile in as little as a single visit.