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.

The cleanliness of the office and the professionalism of the dental team made me feel very comfortable at my appointment and well taken care of. Thank you very much to Dr. Katz and her wonderful team.

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Dr. Katz is amazing!!!! No one likes to go to the dentist and now I love it. She is friendly, gentle, sympathetic, and does excellent dentistry. I have sent my coworkers and they are just as happy.

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Dr. Katz is a well-educated and experienced dentist with an excellent bedside manner and a very gentle touch. Highly recommend!

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Seeing Dr. Katz and her caring staff makes going to the dentist almost palatable 🤪. Dr. Katz is kind, compassionate, and a very good dentist. She’s not going for the money grab and is conservative in her treatment. Would highly recommend this practice.

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I had Invisalign done by Dr. Katz and the results are next to magnificent! In 6 months' time, I have absolutely straight teeth and a smile I am proud of! I couldn’t have done it without the amazing dedication of Dr. Katz!

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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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