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How can I prevent or minimize gingival recession before it's occured?

How can I prevent or minimize gingival recession before it's occured?

Recession: There are many reasons why we get receding gums but with proper brushing technique, using a soft toothbrush and visiting your dentist regularly you can minimize the process. ...Read more

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Gingival recession vs abrasion lesion, what's the difference?

Gingival recession vs abrasion lesion, what's the difference?

Abrasion just: means an irritation or wound on an area. but gingival recession means your gums are receding or shrinking or pulling back from the teeth they are meant to protect, see your dentist for answers and treatment options ...Read more

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How can a dentist treat gingival recession in ortho case ?

How can a dentist treat gingival recession in ortho case ?

Gum recession: Gingival recession during or post ortho tx is always a possibility..... Once the orthodontist is done see a periodontist to evaluate the receded areas......Or you can see him during ortho tx he may be able to graft gum tissue from the roof of the mouth to cover the exposed areas. ...Read more

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Gum recession: Which hurts the most post op. A subepithelial connective tissue graft or a free gingival tissue graft also from the palate?

Gum recession: Which hurts the most post op. A subepithelial connective tissue graft or a free gingival tissue graft also from the palate?

Pinhole hurts less: There is a newer approach known as the Piinhole Technique for gum recession. It is minimally invasive and less painful. You can look it up online. ...Read more

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How fragile is the gingival attachment during the two month healing phase with the new pinhole surgical technique to correct gum recession?

How fragile is the gingival attachment during the two month healing phase with the new pinhole surgical technique to correct gum recession?

Perio procedure: Your question is best answered by the surgeon who can actually examine you, knowing your medical and dental history, the specifics of the area and the procedure. Some individuals have thick tough wide gingiva while others have thin fragile tissue. ...Read more

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Major recession bottom teeth. Gingival grafting help to save futher bone loss or just pull them all out? Teeth pretty solid in place. Bone graft to?

Why?: It is important to determine the factors contributing to the root exposure as well as the severity. Root exposure is accompanied by bone loss. A periodontist is best suited to handle this and should complete a thorough assessment. Once you are informed of the options, you may feel differently. At 72, with no mobility to the teeth, your bone is likely good enough for many years. ...Read more

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What is a gingival polyp?

What is a gingival polyp?

Gingival polyp: is a growth that extends from a gingival mucous caused by minor trauma or irritation. The treatment is removal of the irritant and excision. See your dentist for consultation, diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What to do about maxillary gingival excess?

What to do about maxillary gingival excess?

Dental evaluation: You need to see a dentist who can exam your gums and determine what treatment may best satisfy your needs. ...Read more

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Resubmitted: can teeth planing and scaling, as a procedure, occur below the underside of a gingival pocket?

Periodontal therapy: Picture this: scaling and root planing inside a gingival pocket can be compared to scraping and cleaning all the junk and lint out of the pocket in your jeans. And the longer that junk has been in there the deeper your pocket grows. Only your dentist, with specialized tools and procedures can get it out. Once its clean, the pocket shrinks gradually to a more healthy and manageable situation. ...Read more

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