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October 6

Gum Grafting Can Repair Notched, Sensitive Teeh

These teeth had notches from aggressive toothbrushing that caused sensitivity to cold and sweet foods and drinks. We covered the roots with the tunneling technique for connective tissue grafting and the sensitivity is gone. Connective tissue grafting appears natural, avoids a white patch filling and prevents further recession.

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October 2

Sedation for Implant or Periodontal Surgery

We understand that some people are anxious about implant placement, periodontal surgery, or tooth extractions. Traditionally, many of these people receive intravenous sedation. IV sedation is effective, and we offer it for our patients. But it is costly, carries risks of side effects and complications, and requires an entire day for recovery. For many years, …

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September 28

Happy Tunneling Tuesday! Check out this smile rejuvenation that we accomplished with minimally invasive gum grafting. Boost Post

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September 21

How to Avoid Gum Grafting, Gum Surgery, and Tooth Decay

THE 6 PILLARS OF DENTAL, PERIODONTAL, AND IMPLANT HEALTH 1. Don’t smoke. If you smoke, quit. Ask us for advice and help if you want to try. If you can’t quit, cut down. The magic number is 10 cigarettes per day, below which the effects on your health are minimal. 2. Clean between your teeth …

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September 19

A Dental Implant Can Recreate A Beautiful Smile

Restoring a missing front tooth with a dental implant is extremely rewarding. It often requires augmentation of the gums and bone and a skilled surgical-restorative team to achieve a natural result. The middle image shows the temporary phase, which guided the final result shown in the last photo. We are proud to offer this kind …

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September 16

Does Flossing Reduce Your Risk for Periodontal Disease?

Recent news reports have called into doubt the research evidence behind flossing. This can be misleading. Research (and our decades of experience as periodontists in Portsmouth and the Seacoast) have shown that the following are essential to avoid the need for periodontal therapy, including scaling and root planing (deep scaling) or gum surgery: 1. Brush …

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September 16

Recontouring the Gums for a More Attractive Smile

Symmetry is an important parameter of a beautiful smile. Recontouring of the gum tissue, also called crown lengthening, can significantly improve esthetics when there are discrepancies in the gum line. After we reshaped the gums around this young woman’s lateral incisor, she loved her a natural, balanced smile. The procedure took well under an hour …

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September 7

Sinus Lift Surgery and Dental Implants

Perhaps you are missing some or all of your upper back teeth and would like to replace them with dental implants. But in many instances the sinuses interfere with implant placement.  This requires adding bone in the sinus region before implants are placed. The procedure for adding bone is called a sinus lift.  In Portsmouth …

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