Gum Grafting in New York, NY

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What Is Gum Grafting?

If periodontal (gum) disease has progressed to the advanced stages, you might develop gum recession. This induces a visibly higher gumline and exposed tooth roots. At Maison BE, part of your gum disease treatment may consist of gum grafting to restore tissue to your gumline. With many different graft choices, Dr. Bridget Glazarov or Dr. Ellen Katz will make your custom treatment plan to repair your receding gums. Speak to our office in New York, NY to learn more about how gum graft surgery can fix your gums, protect your teeth, and also enhance the overall health and appearance of your smile.

Most commonly, gums grafts are performed to fix gum recession caused by gum (periodontal) disease. Your gumline may be visibly higher and your gums may pull away from your teeth. The exposed tooth roots can cause greater sensitivity. Other reasons that might cause or lead to gum recession are brushing your teeth aggressively or with a poor technique, frequent teeth grinding (bruxism) or jaw clenching, and dental misalignment. In some cases, oral piercings (lip or tongue) can rub against the gums and lead to recession. During your consultation, Dr. Glazarov will examine your gums and decide if you are a good candidate for gum graft surgery.

What to Expect with Gum Grafting

There are various types of gum grafts that will be selected based on your individual needs. Connective tissue grafts are the most common type used to fix exposed tooth roots. This involves cutting an incision in the roof of your mouth to take a little flap of skin. The connective tissue is taken from inside the flap and then grafted to your gums. A free gingival graft is similar except that more tissue is taken from the roof of your mouth to increase particularly thin gums. The next procedure is a pedicle graft, which removes extra gum tissue from one area to where you need coverage. It is possible to go home following the procedure, but you need to rest for a couple of days. Our team will explain your recovery instructions, such as dietary restrictions and any necessary medications. You may feel some oral discomfort or pain for a short period, which could be reduced with cold packs and over-the-counter pain medication.

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Repair Your Gums

Gum graft surgery is a restorative procedure at Maison BE that can fix your gums, improve your oral health, and create a more attractive smile. If your gums are receding because of advanced gum disease or for other reasons, schedule an appointment at our New York, NY office to learn more about the benefits of gum grafting.

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How much does gum grafting cost?

The price of gum grafting will differ from patient to patient depending on a number of factors. During your consultation, our team will listen to your concerns and assess your situation to create a personalized treatment plan. At that point, we’ll be able to provide an accurate cost estimate.

Is gum grafting painful?

During the procedure itself, patients will be under anesthesia, leaving them in no pain at all. However, once the procedure has finished, and the effects of the anesthesia have worn off, they may begin to feel some slight discomfort. Fortunately, this is usually very short-lived and can be easily managed with medication.

Do gum grafts look natural?

Yes. A gum graft can make your smile more proportionate while still looking totally natural. There may be a few days or weeks immediately following the procedure that could look a little swollen. However, once your gums heal, the results should look like your own, natural gumline.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.