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Gum Recession Surgery
It does not seem that gum recession surgery is very common. How do I choose a periodontist that has the right amount of experience? A phone call?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need gum surgery for receding gums, which is better, donor gum tissue or using gum graft from the roof of the mouth?
Can fillings in molars be high/painful - and cause gum recession - even if my bite has been checked with articulating paper?
Is slight gum recession reversible for a 17 year old? Nothing bad jus seems as if bottom teeth have a slight recession in the gums
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Is PerioShield mouth rinse a good defense against periodontitis? I keep having gum recession despite good home care with a WaterPik and dental floss.
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