Soft Tissue Grafting

RANDALL R. GORDON, DDS, MS

 

PERIODONTICS &

DENTAL IMPLANTS

 

1420 South Mills Avenue, Suite G, Lodi, CA 95242

Phone: 209.367.1484  Fax:  209.366.0998

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Randall R. Gordon, DDS, MS  - Practice Limited to Periodontics and Dental Implants

1420 S. Mills Ave., Ste. G, Lodi, CA 95242 • Phone: (209) 367-1484 • Fax: (209) 366-0998

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Periodontal Procedures

Problem:

Inadequate width of sturdy ("keratinized") gum tissue.

Excessive frenum/muscle pull.

Shallow depth vestibule (cheek pouch).

Risk of recession during orthodontic treatment.

Risk of recession with restorative procedures.

 

Treatment:

Drs. Gordon performs surgical repositioning or replacement of soft tissue to establish a protective width of sturdy (keratinized) tissue.

 

Your Health Benefits:

Healthy and stable width of gum tissue that is resistant to recession, trauma, and infection.

 

Your Risks With No Treatment:

Gum recession with exposed roots are vulnerable to erosion (notching) and decay.

Increased tooth sensitivity to cold, sweets, and acids.

Increased susceptibility to soft tissue trauma and damage.

Soft Tissue Grafting

Before: Gum recession  (arrow) has resulted in thin and inadequate width of sturdy gum tissue

After: Grafting in the area has resulted in an increased width of firm healthy tissue