Pinhole – Gum Disease Awareness Month – February each year.
Summary: Dr. Adam Tan is honoring Gum Disease Awareness Month by educating patients in Barrie, ON, Canada to recognize the symptoms of gum disease, its associated health risks and the importance of prompt treatment. Receding gums is one of the most common symptoms of gum disease and Dr. Tan provides treatment with the Pinhole Surgical Technique™ (PST™), an alternative to traditional gum recession surgery.
Barrie, ON, CA — In support of Gum Disease Awareness Month in February, Dr. Adam Tan is raising awareness of the various health problems linked to gum disease, which range from local oral health problems to systemic illness. Dr. Tan is also helping patients in Barrie, ON, Canada prevent gum disease advancement with the Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™), a type of receding gums treatment. Since gum recession is a top sign of periodontal disease, addressing gum recession promptly can offer significant health benefits.
Gum disease is highly prevalent in the U.S. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that nearly half of adults in the country suffer from periodontal disease. Gum disease can give rise to various oral health problems, including alveolar bone deterioration and tooth loss. Research also shows correlations between gum disease and various systemic illnesses including stroke, pancreatic cancer and heart disease. Many factors can contribute to gum disease, including inadequate oral hygiene, bite misalignment and poor nutrition. Dr. Tan encourages patients in Barrie, ON, CA to watch for symptoms of gum disease, such as receding gums, and seek prompt treatment.
Dr. Tan can correct gum recession that affects multiple teeth in a single session with the Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™), which is a new type of treatment. Dr. Tan performs this minimally invasive procedure by making a pinhole in the receding area and then loosening the tissue with a specialized tool through the pinhole. Once the tissue is loosened, Dr. Tan can push the gum line back to a more normal position. Most patients experience little bleeding or pain before or after this receding gums treatment. Additionally, since PST™ is minimally invasive, the risk of infection is very low.
Dr. Tan encourages patients to protect their periodontal and general health by paying attention to early signs of gum recession. Some patients notice changes in the appearance of their smiles as their visible tooth length increases. Other patients may experience physical sensations, such as tooth looseness or sensitivity. People who notice these signs can reduce their risk of gum disease and other health complications by visiting Dr. Tan in Barrie, ON, CA for treatment.
About the Practice
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, Starting 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 or call (705) 739-6725 to reach the Barrie office and (705) 325-1765 to reach the Orillia office.