Mississauga’s St. Lawrence Dentistry Helps Patients With Gum Recession Through Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation Surgery

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St. Lawrence Dentistry specializes in pinhole gum rejuvenation, providing patients with much needed relief from the tooth sensitivity, periodontal disease and the potential for tooth decay.

Dr. Allan Hawryluk, at Mississauga’s St. Lawrence Dentistry, is certified in the pinhole gum rejuvenation technique for the treatment of receding gums, providing patients with much needed relief from the tooth sensitivity, periodontal disease and the potential for tooth loss.

Gum recession is a process where the tissue protecting the base of teeth starts to wear away and pull back, exposing more of the tooth root. Gaps begin to form between teeth and the gum line, and are prone to bacteria buildup and tooth decay if left untreated. Receding gums are a common problem, but difficult to detect in its early stages because it is a gradual process. Many patients will only notice the problem when they feel an increased sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures due to tooth roots and nerves being exposed.

St. Lawrence Dentistry uses the Chao technique for pinhole gum rejuvenation surgery, a minimally invasive procedure for correcting gum recession and preserving teeth. The technique is scalpel free, graft free and suture free, so patients can expect minimal post-operative symptoms (such as pain, swelling and bleeding), and are able to resume light normal activity within 24-48 hours of treatment. Many patients will also notice an instant cosmetic improvement to their smile, as any gaps between teeth have been remedied by the procedure.

Periodontal disease is the most common cause of gum recession. These bacterial infections can destroy gum tissue and the jaw bone that anchors teeth in place. Other common causes include aggressive brushing, lack of dental care, tobacco use, hormonal changes, teeth clenching, or bite misalignment. As with any dental problem; regular dental check-ups, and diligent dental hygiene are key to preventing disease and preserving dental health for a lifetime.

More About St. Lawrence Dentistry:
The Mississauga dental clinic has been proudly providing dental services in Port Credit and the surrounding areas for decades. The team, led by Dr. Allan Hawryluk, provides the highest standard of care in the industry, with high-end facilities and the latest equipment. Patients are at ease the moment they arrive at the office, and the St. Lawrence Dentistry team ensures that they are comfortable.

St. Lawrence Dentistry provides a range of services including cosmetic dentistry, pinhole gum rejuvenation, microscope assisted root canals, along with general and family dentistry. Sedation dentistry is also available and provided in partnership with medical anesthesiologists in a state-of-the-art, wheelchair and stretcher accessible operatory.

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Allan Louis Hawryluk, DMD
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