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Recession & Soft Tissue Grafting

Recession & Soft Tissue Grafting Q: What is Recession? A: Recession refers to exposure of the roots of the teeth caused by a loss of gum tissue and/or retraction of the gingival margin from the crown of the teeth. The appearance alone may be bothersome, or it may cause you to cringe because the exposed roots are sensitive to hot or cold foods and liquids. Q: What causes recession? A: Your gums may have receded for a variety of reasons, including aggressive tooth brushing, pull from a muscle attachment, ortho treatment or periodontal disease. The cause would need to be addressed before any procedure is completed to prevent further recession following treatment. Q: Why is it a problem? A: As y

Periodontal Disease & Treatment

Periodontal Screening and Treatment Gum disease or periodontal disease is a chronic inflammation and infection of the gums and surrounding tissue. Periodontal disease is responsible for over 75% of all adult tooth loss in the United States. Bacterial plaque is a sticky, colorless film that constantly forms on the teeth and it is recognized as the primary cause of gum disease. Specific periodontal diseases may be associated with specific bacterial types. If plaque is not removed each day by brushing and flossing it hardens into a rough, porous substance called calculus. Toxins produced and released by bacteria in plague irritate the gums. These toxins cause the break down of the fibers that h


 I found Dr. Chou and his staff at Southern Oregon Periodontics very reassuring to work with. Dr. Chou has a bearing of someone who is truly passionate about what he does, and genuinely cares about his patients.

Greg, Patient

I send all my patients to Dr. Chou for their periodontal needs. He is exceptionally talented, intelligent, honest, and compassionate. My patients all have great experiences with Dr. Chou!

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Dr. Chou & Team,

Thank you for the excellent care each of you provided me yesterday during my initial perio exam! Later I was bragging every one up to my wife, who also works in the medical field, about how professional and thorough you do things.Everyone should be this good!

Doug, Patient

3120 State St. 

Medford, OR 97504




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