Gum Grafts Bellmore NY
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.
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Effects of Gum RecessionWhen there is only minor gum 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 Grafts
Before gum graft
Covering gum recession
Before gum graft
Covering exposed roots
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.
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Patient Reviews: Gingival Grafts
Jay S. Fishbein, DMD
Patient Testimonial by Theresa M
Dr. Fishbein save my tooth and did an all around amazing job. Entire staff is great!
- Theresa M
Patient Testimonial by Robyn D
I was very hesitant about having the procedure until meeting the staff and Doctor. It turned out to be no big deal! Truly thankful!
- Robyn D
Patient Testimonial by Malissa O
Love the office, staff and Dr. Fishbein. Very professional and super friendly.
- Malissa O
Patient Testimonial by Evan A
I could not be happier with Dr. Fishbein's knowledge, technical prowess, and interpersonal manner. I required four gingival graft procedures, and each one went extremely smoothly and yielded excellent results. The procedures were quick and painless and the recovery times minimal. The results were aesthetically pleasing and non-noticeable. Dr. Fishbein guided me though the process with expert care and compassion, checking in on me after each operation and following closely through the recovery process. It was a pleasure working with the rest of the office staff as well.
- Evan A
Patient Testimonial by Robbie R
Everyone was always so nice and caring. All the surgeries I needed were seamless! Would certainly recommend Dr. Fishbein for all grafting procedures!
- Robbie R
Patient Testimonial by Leonora K
Dr. Fishbein is amazing the stuff are very nice . Thank you
- Leonora K
Patient Testimonial by Daniel S
Thank you for your excellent service!
- Daniel S
Patient Testimonial by Dawn C
So nice and gentle. Very thorough explanation of procedures. Great follow up. After every procedure, Dr Fishbein called to check up on me personally. Highly recommended.
- Dawn C
Patient Testimonial by Catherine C
Many thanks for making this a comfortable experience.
- Catherine C
Patient Testimonial by Jennifer I
Made me feel comfortable and safe. Very nice staff and Doctor, got seen very quickly
- Jennifer I
Patient Testimonial by Denise E
Procedure went well and I'm pleased with the result of the gum graft. All staff are very friendly and I would recommend Dr Fishbein to friends.
- Denise E
Patient Testimonial by Virginia D
My gum graft was a very easy & relatively painless experience! The staff is very warm, welcoming,friendly & so nice! Dr. Fishbein was great! He made me feel @ ease & relaxed. He is very capable, competent and friendly! My thanks to you all! Happy Spring!
- Virginia D