Ottawa, ON Periodontists, Drs. Mira Ghaly and Karen Fung Now Reverse Gum Recession through an Advanced, Minimally Invasive Procedure

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There are now local periodontists helping patients in Ottawa, Ontario Canada treat receding gums with an exciting and minimally invasive alternative to gum graft surgery. With the Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™), Dr. Mira Ghaly and Dr. Karen Fung restore smiles and healthy gum lines in a just a few simple office visits.

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Dr. Mira Ghaly and Dr. Karen Fung, periodontists in Ottawa, Ontario Canada, are now specially trained and certified to treat receding gums with the Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™). The exciting alternative to invasive gum surgery shows immediate results, with patients able to look in the mirror at the end of the office visit and see the improved gum line. The minimally invasive process works by means of a tiny pinhole placed in the gums through which Drs. Ghaly and Fung use special dental tools to move healthy tissue over the areas of recession.

Gum line health is not only an issue of appearance, but is also of critical importance to oral health. While receding gums look unsightly and can lead to lack of confidence in the smile, the damage to the teeth continues to progress as the gums recede. Risk of tooth loss increases when the roots are exposed as the gums recede further. Gum recession is often a sign of gum disease, a condition that requires professional treatment as early as possible to prevent advancement.

Gums disease can lead to further health risks. Recent studies show that the presence of active periodontal disease can contribute to increased risk of some types of cancers, heart disease, stroke and complications with diabetes. In addition to being an indicator of gum disease, receding gums can result from a number of causes, including:

  •     Improper or overaggressive brushing technique
  •     Tooth grinding or clenching
  •     Genetic predisposition to gum recession
  •     Tobacco use
  •     Improper or inadequate dental care regimen

Patients who receive the Pinhole Surgical Technique™ to treat receding gums see the improvement immediately. The minimally invasive procedure involves no cutting or stitching of the gum tissue, so there is very little bleeding or pain. Most patients do not need pain medications after the procedure.

Individuals looking to learn more about the periodontists in Ottawa, Ontario Canada who offer advanced techniques to treat receding gums with the Pinhole Surgical Technique™, are encouraged to visit their website at

About the Practice

GumDocs Periodontics and Implant Dentistry is a periodontal practice offering personalized dental care for patients in Ottawa, ON. Dr. Mira Ghaly earned her dental degree from the Universite de Montreal in 2000. She then completed a general practice residency at Montreal General Hospital (McGill University) before practicing general dentistry in Montreal. She completed her Master of Science and specialty education in Periodontics at Baylor College of Dentistry (Dallas, Texas) in 2007. Her research focused on methods to increase the volume of bone available for implant placement. She speaks English, French and Arabic fluently. Dr. Karen Fung received her postgraduate specialty in Periodontics from the University of Connecticut, a leading institution in the US Northeast, following her Doctor in Dental Medicine degree from McGill University. She also holds a Masters of Public Health, focused on oral cancer prevention and screening. Combining practical skills in periodontics with academic research, she is the author of several publications in leading peer-reviewed scientific journals, as well as a book. Dr. Fung is board certified in both Canada (Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada) and in the United States (Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology), and is also an examiner for the Royal College of Dentists of Canada. Originally from Peterborough, Ontario, Dr. Fung is also fluent in English and French. To learn more about GumDocs Periodontics and Implant Dentistry please visit their website at

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