Soft Tissue Grafting Around Teeth and Dental Implants

The Why, When and How of Periodontal Soft Tissue Grafting

Gingival recession is increasingly becoming a prominent condition in the oral health of many patients. Gingival recession results in attachment loss and root exposure, which can lead to clinical problems such as root surface hypersensitivity, root caries, difficult plaque control, and possible esthetic concerns. In patients with dental implants, gingival recession and the lack of keratinized tissue can also lead to peri-implantitis and bone loss. Many questions arise when we are confronted with a patient with gingival recession, including why is this recession occurring, when and if it should be treated, and what options are available for treatment?

This seminar will address several key aspects of soft tissue grafting around both teeth and implants: - Causes of Gingival Recession - When to graft? - Treatment options - How much keratinized tissue do you need? - Factors influencing the degree of root coverage - What we can do and what we cannot do with soft tissue grafting

This lecture will be given on:

  • Tuesday, November 13, 2012, 6-8 pm

Invitations to be mailed out in August!

Location:

Baker Community Center
101 S. 2nd Street
St. Charles, IL 60174

Dinner: Compliments of Marty Kolinski and Tricia Crosby

*This course provides 2 CE Credit Hours

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