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Covering an Exposed Furcation With a Gingival Graft in Portsmouth, NH
July 7

Covering an Exposed Furcation With a Gingival Graft in Portsmouth, NH

Molar teeth have 2 or 3 roots, and bone and gum tissue normally seals off the notch between them. When gum recession occurs the notches become exposed and collect debris and plaque, which can cause infections and jeopardize the tooth. As you can see in the first photo, our patient’s notch was exposed. Using a …

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Periodontal Microsurgery in Portsmouth, NH
June 29

Periodontal Microsurgery in Portsmouth, NH

 We are posting photos of a recent example of microsurgical grafting in reverse order. If you look at the first photo, it is impossible to see that a graft was ever needed or performed. The second photo taken prior to treatment proves that it was actually done, and that the results are as close to …

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Sinus Bone Grafting and Implant Placement in Portsmouth, NH
June 22

Sinus Bone Grafting and Implant Placement in Portsmouth, NH

Our patient needed her upper six-year molar extracted and replaced with an implant. As you can see in the upper x-ray, her roots and the resulting socket after extraction extended into her sinus. Using a conservative approach, we were able to place a bone graft into the floor of the sinus without opening a window …

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Covering An Exposed Crown Margin in Portsmouth, NH
June 15

Covering An Exposed Crown Margin in Portsmouth, NH

 We routinely cover exposed roots with a microsurgical graft when gum recession occurs, but covering the edges (margins) of crowns is very challenging. So we – and our patient – were gratified that we could not only restore her lost gum tissue but make her crown look like a natural tooth.

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Gingival Grafting and Frenectomy in Portsmouth, NH
June 8

Gingival Grafting and Frenectomy in Portsmouth, NH

 Our patient’s lower four incisors had recession due to her thin gum tissue and pulling by the stringlike muscle attachment from her lower lip to her gumline (frenum). Using a microsurgical tunneling technique, we were able to restore the lost gum tissue and position the frenum away from the gumline to prevent recurrence of her …

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Internal Frenectomy and Tunneling Gingival Graft in Portsmouth, NH
June 1

Internal Frenectomy and Tunneling Gingival Graft in Portsmouth, NH

 We often see gum recession around lower incisor teeth. This is due to thin gum tissue which is common in this area, and pulling of the gums by the frenum, which is a stringlike muscle attached to the lower lip. Using a microsurgical technique we can move the frenum away from the edge fo the …

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Charity Extraction Day in Portsmouth, NH
May 18

Charity Extraction Day in Portsmouth, NH

 Once again this year, we will offer a day of service to people who are down on their luck and in pain. We are so grateful to the Seacoast community and are eager to give something back. 2Luis Rodriguez and 1 other

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Gingival Grafting With Alloderm in Portsmouth, NH
May 11

Gingival Grafting With Alloderm in Portsmouth, NH

        One of the procedures that we are proudest of is gingival grafting for root coverage. Like all procedures, there are varying levels of difficulty with these procedures. Today’s case is an example of a high degree of difficulty. Our patient had severe recession and lack of attached gingiva of #3, 4, and …

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Covering An Exposed Crown Margin With A Microsurgical Gum Graft In Portsmouth, NH
May 11

Covering An Exposed Crown Margin With A Microsurgical Gum Graft In Portsmouth, NH

 Our patient hated her smile due to the exposed, stained root above the crown on her left central incisor. Using a microsurgical tunneling graft, we were able to slide new gum tissue under her existing tissue and then reposition it over the root, all in a single visit. This will prevent future recession and eliminated …

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Covering Exposed Tooth Roots with Alloderm (cadaver gum tissue) in Portsmouth, NH
April 20

Covering Exposed Tooth Roots with Alloderm (cadaver gum tissue) in Portsmouth, NH

 Here is an example of one of our most challenging cases. Our patient had multiple teeth with severe recession and a plastic (white) filling in one of them (the bicuspid behind her canine). Plastic fillings make covering the root impossible. So we removed the filling and performed a microsurgical tunneling graft using cadaver tissue (Alloderm) …

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Reversing Gum Recession in Portsmouth, NH
April 6

Reversing Gum Recession in Portsmouth, NH

 There are few surgical procedures where the result is BETTER that what Mother Nature provided. With microsurgical tunneling grafting, we are able to not only reverse gum recession due to years of wear and tear, but also to increase the amount of gum tissue beyond the original dimensions. The molar below has been restored to …

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Frenectomy and Connective Tissue Grafting in Portsmouth, NH
March 30

Frenectomy and Connective Tissue Grafting in Portsmouth, NH

 We often see a developmental flaw that results in the lower lip muscle (frenum) attaching too high on the gumline of a lower incisor tooth. This pulls the gums away from the tooth more severely over time. Using a microsurgical tunneling grafting technique, we can reposition the muscle attachment and restore the lost gum tissue, …

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Covering an Exposed Root Via Gum Grafting in Portsmouth, NH
March 23

Covering an Exposed Root Via Gum Grafting in Portsmouth, NH

 Our patient had severe recession on her lower left canine due to both overbrushing and absence of the bicuspid tooth that is normally next to it. This allowed food and her toothbrush to scrape against the tooth excessively. Using a microsurgical grafting technique, we were able to completely cover the exposed root and thicken the …

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Extracting a Broken Tooth and Immediate Implant Placement in Portsmouth, NH
March 16

Extracting a Broken Tooth and Immediate Implant Placement in Portsmouth, NH

 Our patient fractured his left central incisor and was understandably anxious to have it replaced. We were able to remove the broken root, place an implant, and have a temporary crown placed in one visit due to improved implant technology. He was thrilled to have a front tooth again, and without waiting several months or …

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Restoring a Symmetric Smile Using A Gingival Graft and Enamel Reshaping in Portsmouth, NH
March 9

Restoring a Symmetric Smile Using A Gingival Graft and Enamel Reshaping in Portsmouth, NH

Our patient was unhappy because her left incisor looked too long at both ends. We restored the lost gum tissue with a microsurgical tunneling graft and reshaped the incisal (biting) edge to shorten it. She loves the symmetry of her two central incisors at both the gumline and the incisal edges.

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