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Receding gums. Want to avoid recommended gum graft w/alloderm.How likely is it to lose teeth from this in the future if i choose not to have surgery?

Receding gums. Want to avoid recommended gum graft w/alloderm.How likely is it to lose teeth from this in the future if i choose not to have surgery?

No way to predict: It's always hard to predict the future. It depends upon so many factors including but not limited to: the extent of the recession, your oral hygiene, the type and amount of the remaining gum, your brushing habits, your general health over time, habits such as bruxism, and the luck of the draw, etc. Your own periodontist can give you the best prediction. Monitor it & reconsider your decision! ...Read more

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Major gum recession from oral piercing, can this be cured?

Major gum recession from oral piercing, can this be cured?

Hopefully: Depending on the type and amount of damage, it may be possible to correct the damage that has been done. Surgery is usually an option if the damage does not resolve by itself. Please contact your dentist. ...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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What usually happens when an allograft does not take in the long run due to advanced gum recession specific to lower teeth due to bruxism?

What usually happens when an allograft does not take in the long run due to advanced gum recession specific to lower teeth due to bruxism?

Second graft: The failure of a dental allograft usually is because of an infection or because the grafted bone was unstable and not because bruxism. If a dental allograft fails, it is removed and a second graft can be placed once the area has had a chance to heal. ...Read more

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I have bottom front teeth gum recession and told that there is a lack of good blood supply. Can recession still be treated with grafting?

I have bottom front teeth gum recession and told that there is a lack of good blood supply. Can recession still be treated with grafting?

Periodontics: As dentists, we treat teeth based on the symptoms we see. If there's a cavity then a filling is needed, etc. A periodontist follows the same protocols when dealing with unhealthy gums. If there is advanced gum disease, then a graft is one of many possible solutions that can be recommended. If a 'gum specialist' has recommended a grafting surgery (and you trust his opinion) then heed his advice. ...Read more

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Is PerioShield mouth rinse a good defense against periodontitis? I keep having gum recession despite good home care with a WaterPik and dental floss.

Is PerioShield mouth rinse a good defense against periodontitis?  I keep having gum recession despite good home care with a WaterPik and dental floss.

Visit Periodontist: because gum recession is a progressive condition. If the recession persists, a procedure known as a "gum graft surgery" may be performed by a periodontist. PerioShield breaks down plaque, but cannot stop gum recession. ...Read more

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