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Question:
Can my gums be repaired?: During pregnancy I developed periodontal disease that went untreated.

Two of my bottom teeth became detached from my permanent bottom retainer (after braces) and started to become loose. 7 years ago I found a dentist that reattached the teeth to the retainer.

I recently went to a periodontist that said the splint was doing a good enough job to stabilize the teeth, but I need laser therapy to help cure the periodontal disease, no mention of repair to gum line.

Can my gum line be repaired? ...Visitor from NY

Answer:
The PerioLase is the technology of choice for promoting periodontal reattachment of mobile or loose teeth.

Tunnel grafting (with Alloderm, for example) is a treatment that involves inserting graft material "within" the gum tissue that can create dramatic changes in gum tissue quality and quantity along a span of teeth.

Whether or not you would be a candidate for that procedure would have to be evaluated by a Periodontist who has the experience in using the procedure. Here is a video of the procedure, as performed by Dr Edward Brant, in Long Island.

http://www.dental--health.com/video_receding_gum_grafts.html

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