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Peptide-Enhanced Bovine Xenograft to Treat Severe Defects Peptide-Enhanced Bovine Xenograft to Treat Severe Defects

Author(s):

David Wong, DDS;Steven Kendrick, DDS

Date Added:

8/29/2011


Summary:

When it comes to surgically correcting gingival recession, treatment options are numerous, and there is presently a wide body of literature demonstrating various techniques and materials. Common causes of recession often cited include but are not limited to: toothbrush abrasion, occlusion, oral anatomy, periodontal disease progression, and trauma from injury. Problems often associated with recession include root sensitivity, caries, mobility, and poor aesthetics. Gingival recession may also be found in the presence of other mucogingival defects, such as deficiencies in keratinized or attached gingiva. The following case studies highlight patients who presented with various severities of recession, and for whom periodontal plastic surgery was successfully completed without the use of the patient's palate as a donor site.

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