Gum Grafting 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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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
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.
Jay S. Fishbein, DMD
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