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December 16

Which dental care services are included in the comprehensive dental treatment plan?

Regular trips to the dentist are essential for maintaining your oral and dental health. The risk of developing dental diseases is higher in people who don’t regularly visit their dentist for a dental examination or fail to maintain dental hygiene. If you don’t take proper care of your teeth, the risk of dental diseases can …

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Gum Grafting To Restore Tissue After Excising a Benign Tumor in Portsmouth, NH
December 15

Gum Grafting To Restore Tissue After Excising a Benign Tumor in Portsmouth, NH

 Our patient had a benign tumor of the gum tissue around her two lower incisors. Removing this and preventing its regrowth required excision of a wide area of tissue, extending to all four incisors. Fortunately, using a large connective tissue graft, we were able to reconstruct all the lost tissue. This perfect result is only …

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Full-Arch Implant Restoration in Portsmouth, NH
December 8

Full-Arch Implant Restoration in Portsmouth, NH

 Here is another in our series of implant restorations of an entire jaw. Our patient was so discouraged about her decayed, sensitive and unsightly teeth. In a single day, we removed her upper teeth, placed five implants, and connected a fixed prosthesis. When she saw the result, she smiled through her tears of happiness. Soon …

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Bone Grafting for Dental Implant Placement in Portsmouth, NH
December 1

Bone Grafting for Dental Implant Placement in Portsmouth, NH

 Our patient lost her lower right bicuspid many years ago and wanted to replace it with a dental implant. Unfortunately there was a large defect in the bone, which appears as a notch in the first 3-D xray image. This would have made implant placement impossible. We rebuilt the lost bone with an extensive bone …

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Using Cone Beam Technology and a Short Implant to Avoid Bone Grafting in Portsmouth, NH
November 24

Using Cone Beam Technology and a Short Implant to Avoid Bone Grafting in Portsmouth, NH

 Our patient wanted to replace her missing upper molar tooth with a dental implant. Using Cone Beam 3-D (mini-CAT scan) technology, we measured how much bone she had for placing the implant. As you can see in the lower right section of the first image, there was only 6 mm (less than 1/2 inch) available …

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Eliminating Gum Inflammation With A Gingival Graft in Portsmouth, NH
November 17

Eliminating Gum Inflammation With A Gingival Graft in Portsmouth, NH

 Our patient’s gum recession made effective oral hygiene nearly impossible, leading to severe inflammation and discomfort when biting. We performed a microsurgical tunneling graft, covered the exposed root, rebuilt the tissue, and eliminated her pain.

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Covering a Decayed Root With A Connective Tissue Graft in Portsmouth, NH
November 10

Covering a Decayed Root With A Connective Tissue Graft in Portsmouth, NH

 Our patient’s molar had severe recession and beginning decay in the exposed root. Restoring the decay with a filling would not have addressed the gum recession and would have required replacing the filling periodically. Instead, we removed the decay and performed a microsurgical connective tissue graft, which covered the root and will prevent future recession. …

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Gingival Graft and Internal Frenectomy in Portsmouth, NH
November 4

Gingival Graft and Internal Frenectomy in Portsmouth, NH

Our patient’s lower central incisor had severe recession and a high attachment of the lip muscle (frenum) at the lower edge of his gums. Using a microsurgical tunneling technique, we were able to reposition the frenum and restore the lost gum tissue. He is amazed at how painless the process has been and how natural …

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Covering An Exposed Canine Root With A Gingival Graft in Portsmouth, NH
October 27

Covering An Exposed Canine Root With A Gingival Graft in Portsmouth, NH

 Upper canines are often prominent, and gum recession can be caused by routine toothbrushing and even chewing. Our patient was not brushing excessively but nevertheless she wore away her gum tissue and some of the surface of the root (cementum) of her canine. Fortunately, we were able to completely rebuild the lost tissue and cover …

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Perfect Gingival Graft in Portsmouth, NH
October 13

Perfect Gingival Graft in Portsmouth, NH

 We are posting our photos in reverse chronological order. Take a look at the upper “after” photo and try to guess which tooth had the tunneling connective tissue graft performed. Was it the lateral incisor with the tiny reflection at the gum line, or the bicuspid at the rear with a small amount of root …

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Early vs. Late Gum Grafting in Portsmouth, NH
October 6

Early vs. Late Gum Grafting in Portsmouth, NH

 Our patient had mild recession on her canine tooth and severe recession on the adjacent bicuspid tooth. Using a microsurgical tunneling graft, we were able to completely cover the canine. We were able to cover 90% of the bicuspid, but if we had been able to treat the tooth sooner we would have achieved 100% …

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Covering an Exposed Dental Implant With a Gingival Graft in Portsmouth, NH
September 22

Covering an Exposed Dental Implant With a Gingival Graft in Portsmouth, NH

  Our patient was desperate to cover the exposed metal of her dental implant, which she felt was ruining her smile. This is a challenging problem which cannot always be solved. But in her case, using a variation of our usual grafting procedure (a lateral pedicle connective tissue graft), we were able to cover the …

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Replacing a Bridge With Root Coverage Gingival Grafting in Portsmouth, NH
September 15

Replacing a Bridge With Root Coverage Gingival Grafting in Portsmouth, NH

 Our patient had extensive medical problems which prevented her from pursuing dental treatment for several years. Once she could move forward, she was anxious to replace her failed bridge and correct her advancing gum recession. We covered her roots with a connective tissue graft, and her new tissue will prevent future recession. Her talented restorative …

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Covering a Second Molar Root With a Connective Tissue Graft in Portsmouth, NH
September 8

Covering a Second Molar Root With a Connective Tissue Graft in Portsmouth, NH

 Connective tissue grafting around second (12-year) molars is one of the most challenging procedures we perform, due to difficult access and pulling of the cheek muscle. So we were very gratified that we were able to replace the lost gum tissue and cover our patient’s root. This is especially important for second molars since they …

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Covering a Second Tooth While Grafting a Neighboring Tooth in Portsmouth, NH
September 1

Covering a Second Tooth While Grafting a Neighboring Tooth in Portsmouth, NH

 Sometimes we perform a tunneling connective tissue graft for one tooth (in this case, our primary focus was the canine), but while releasing and suturing, we are able to cover the root of an adjacent tooth as well (in this case, the bicuspid behind the canine). This avoids the risk that the additional tooth will …

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