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Gum graft to cover exposed root surfaces

Gingival (gum) recession is a common problem for a Periodontist to treat. Typical causes of gingival recession are: Minimal zone of attached or keratinized gingiva Gum disease Trauma – Traumatic tooth brushing Orthodontic treatment Unbalanced occlusion (bite discrepancy) There are two types of tissue surrounding the tooth, gingiva (gum tissue) and mucosa (cheek tissue). Gingiva […]

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Mandibular ridge augmentation using a block bone graft and platelet rich plasma

This patient presents with a buccal bone deformity that resulted from a previous extraction. The bone may have been compromised from a prior infection from periodontal disease and or from the removal of the tooth. The patient desires to have this tooth replaced by a dental implant. A narrow diameter dental implant could be used […]

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Connective tissue gum / gingival graft with Alloderm and platelet rich plasma

This case involves gingival recession that followed orthodontic treatment. Although the recession is mild in the lower right and left bicuspid areas there is only a thin zone of gum tissue remaining followed by cheek tissue. These cases are considered unstable and further gum recession is expected until an adequate zone of gum tissue can […]

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