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A 63-year-old male asked:

Periodontist said that a regenerative issue matrix will not result in any gum lengthening along the tooth root. i thought there'd be root coverage. ?

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Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 52 years experience
Your periodontist: is an expert and knows your situation. If you feel you need reassurance, arrange a consultation for a second opinion.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Gum loss: When you loose gum you have already lost the underlying bone that the gums attach to. A periodontist would know best about which of the regenerative techniques would work best for you, if any at all. Without examination the best thing we can do is suggest that you seek a second opinion from another specialist Periodontist.

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