Gum Grafting Bellmore NY

Gum Recession

When recession of the gingiva occurs, the body loses a natural defense against both bacterial penetration and trauma. When gum recession is a problem, gum reconstruction using grafting techniques is an option.

Please call our practice to schedule your periodontal consultation: ☎ Bellmore Office Phone Number 516-679-1145 or use our Schedule An Appointment form below.

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Receding Gums

When there is only minor recession, some healthy gingiva often remains and protects the tooth, so that no treatment other than modifying home care practices is necessary. However, when recession reaches the mucosa, the first line of defense against bacterial penetration is lost.

In addition, gum recession often results in root sensitivity to hot and cold foods as well as an unsightly appearance of the gum and tooth. When significant, gum recession can predispose to worsening recession and expose the root surface, which is softer than enamel, leading to root caries and root gouging.

Before and After Photos: Gum Graft Procedure

Before gum graft                                          Covering gum recession

Photo of lower front teeth and gums before gum graftPhoto of lower front teeth and gums after gum graft

Before gum graft                                            Covering exposed roots

Before Gum Graft Photo: Exposed teeth rootsAfter Gum Grafting Surgery photo: Healed gums covering teeth roots

 

 

Gum Grafting Overview

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Gum Grafting Overview

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Gum Graft Procedure

A gingival graft is designed to solve gum recession problems. A thin piece of tissue is taken from the roof of the mouth or gently moved over from adjacent areas to provide a stable band of attached gingiva around the tooth. The gingival graft may be placed in such a way as to cover the exposed portion of the root.

The gingival graft procedure is highly predictable and results in a stable, healthy band of attached tissue around the tooth.

Schedule An Appointment

The first step towards a beautiful, healthy smile is to schedule an appointment. Please contact the NY periodontal office of Jay S. Fishbein, DMD, at 516-679-1145 or complete the appointment request form below. Our scheduling coordinator will contact you to confirm your appointment.
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