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What is a soft tissue graft? video

What is a soft tissue graft?

Periodontology
Soft tissue graft is also known as gingival graft. Soft tissue graft is a procedure that allows the dentist to correct gums that are pulled away from the tooth and are exposing the root surface. The lengthening of the teeth can really age a person smile. If left uncorrected, the loss of protective gum tissue may also lead to more severe gum problems along the way. With grafting, the dentist can restore the attractive look of the gums. Healthy gums are snagged against the teeth and the roots don’t show. The first step in placing a graft is to thoroughly numb the involved areas. Then the graft is taken [...]
Gum recession treatment video

Gum recession treatment

Periodontology
A symmetrical gum line contributes to an attractive looking smile. Healthy gums form a tight seal around your teeth, to protect your teeth and bones from the entry of harmful bacteria. However, over time, the gums may begin to recede for a variety of reasons. This recession is commonly associated with both bone loss and tissue loss. This can significantly expose a tooth root, creating an uneven gum line. The tooth may also appear to be longer than the neighboring teeth and ma become the focal point of attention. More importantly, the exposed root surfaces places the tooth at an increased risk for tooth [...]
What is gingivitis? video

What is gingivitis?

Periodontology
Gingivitis is usually caused by a sticky film of bacteria, known as plaque. Plaque constantly forms on your teeth. If plaque is not removed with proper daily flossing and brushing, gums can become irritated and inflamed and may even bleed. The irritated gum tissue can separate from the teeth and form spaces called pockets. Left untreated, the process can continue until the bone and other tooth supporting tissues are destroyed. Gingivitis is the first stage of periodontal disease and can affect the overall health of your body. Fortunately, this early stage of periodontal disease is usually [...]
Periodontal disease video

Periodontal disease

Periodontology
Periodontal disease is an infection of the teeth, gums and the bone that bone that surrounds your teeth. Periodontal disease is the leading cause of adults tooth lost. Stopping this condition begins with a thorough diagnostic. The main cause for periodontal disease is the accumulation of plaque, the sticky film of food and bacteria that forms constantly on your teeth. The bacteria and plaque invade the spaces between teeth and gum and begin producing toxins. This toxins combine to your body’s reaction to them destroys the bone around your teeth. Once bone has been lost, it never grows back on its own. When [...]