Toronto, ON (PRWEB) August 05, 2014
Toronto area patients of Dr. Adam Tan can now take advantage of a new treatment for receding gums, the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™). People who are suffering from gum recession in Toronto, Ontario Canada and the greater Barrie, Orillia area have a higher incidence of periodontal disease and associated problems, including tooth loss, and should seek treatment for the condition. With PST™, Dr. Tan helps patients mitigate these risks without undergoing a gum graft.
When he performs PST™, Dr. Tan does not have to cut or excise any healthy tissue. Instead, he carefully moves the existing gum tissue that has receded back to a more natural position. He does this by making a tiny hole in the gum tissue and then inserts a special instrument, which he uses to loosen the tissue until it can be gently repositioned. This eliminates the need for suturing, which means patients frequently experience little bleeding or pain. Patients may also enjoy a shorter recovery period.
People who are reluctant to undergo a gum graft to correct receding gums can especially benefit from visiting Dr. Tan for treatment of gum recession in Toronto, Ontario Canada. Although some people may believe gum recession is primarily a cosmetic issue, the condition can lead to serious oral health problems. When gum recession occurs, the roots become exposed to the oral environment, placing these portions of the teeth at a greater risk of decay. In addition, the roots are not as strong as the enamel covered areas, so these structures can wear away more easily, creating a need for further dental treatment. People who seek prompt treatment for receding gums can mitigate many of these risks.
Gum recession may be difficult to detect initially. Some people may notice that their smiles look different or their teeth appear more elongated. Other people may notice new sensations, such as increased sensitivity, outright pain, changes in tooth positioning, or significant mobility of the teeth. The appearance of roots, which are more colored and ridged than teeth, is another clear sign that recession has occurred. People in Toronto and the Barrie, Orillia area who think they have receding gums can learn more about symptoms and treatment options by visiting Dr. Tan’s website and are also welcome to call his office to set up a consultation about treatment for gum recession in Toronto, Ontario Canada.
About the Doctor
Georgian Dental is a general practice providing personalized dental care for patients in Barrie and Orillia, ON. Dr. Adam Tan received his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Tan is among the first group of periodontists and dentists in the country to undergo the training required to perform the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique™, a new minimally invasive alternative to traditional gum grafting surgery. Dr. Tan is the best-selling co-author of Healthy Input: America’s Leading Dentists Reveal the Secret Truths to a Healthy Body, Staring with What You Put in Your Mouth, which features advice and practices from leading dental experts. To learn more about the dental services available at Georgian Dental, please visit http://www.georgiandental.ca or call (705) 812-6626 to reach the Barrie office and (705) 812-6617 to reach the Orillia office.