|•||Gum disease. When bacteria attack the gum tissue, it becomes irritated and inflamed. Inflamed tissue eventually pulls away from the teeth and dies off.
|•||Overly aggressive brushing. Brushing too hard can wear away the gum tissue.
|•||Cigarettes and other tobacco products.
|•||Grinding and clenching, a condition known as bruxism.
|•||You age. The gums naturally begin to recede as you get older.|
|•||Connective tissue graft. A connective tissue graft uses tissue from the roof of your mouth. We make a small incision in the palate, creating a flap, and take tissue from underneath. This particular type of graft is often used for covering exposed roots.
|•||Free gingival graft. A free gingival graft takes tissue directly from the roof of your mouth, leaving a larger, open wound. This graft is used when harder, keratinized tissue is needed.
|•||Pedicle graft. A pedicle graft uses surrounding gum tissue to cover affected areas. We make small incisions in your gums and rearrange the tissue. This type of graft enables the maintenance of blood vessels, which then aids in faster healing.|
|•||Improved oral health. With a snug gumline restored, the roots of your teeth, the periodontal ligaments, and the jawbone are all protected from bacterial invasion.
|•||Your tooth sensitivity is eliminated.
|•||Your smile is restored. A more natural gumline aids in giving you back your beautiful smile, which can then help to restore your confidence.|
Oregon Periodontics PC
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Rapid healing & minimal discomfort
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11786 Southwest Barnes Rd Suite 210
Portland, OR 97225-5925
Office: (503) 575-7750
Fax: (503) 531-3560
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