18 East 48th Street, Ste 1602, New York, NY 10017 (646) 462-4400
384 Strawtown Rd, West Nyack, NY 10994 (845) 353-3816
18 East 48th Street, Ste 1602
New York, NY 10017
(646) 462-4400
384 Strawtown Rd
West Nyack, NY 10994
(845) 353-3816
 

Soft Tissue Grafts

Periodontal procedures are available to stop further dental problems and gum recession, and/or to improve the esthetics of your gum line.

Exposed tooth roots are the result of gum recession. Perhaps you wish to enhance your smile by covering one or more of these roots that make your teeth appear too long. Or, maybe you're not bothered by the appearance of these areas, but you cringe because the exposed roots are sensitive to hot or cold foods and liquids.

Your gums may have receded for a variety of reasons, including aggressive tooth brushing or periodontal disease. You may not be in control of what caused the recession, but prior to treatment your periodontist can help you identify the factors contributing to the problem. Once these contributing factors are controlled, a soft tissue graft procedure will repair the defect and help to prevent additional recession and bone loss.

Soft tissue grafts can be used to cover roots or develop gum tissue where absent due to excessive gingival recession. During this procedure, your periodontist takes gum tissue from your palate or another donor source to cover the exposed root. This can be done for one tooth or several teeth to even your gum line and reduce sensitivity.

What are the benefits of this procedure?

A soft tissue graft can reduce further recession and bone loss. In some cases, it can cover exposed roots to protect them from decay. This may reduce tooth sensitivity and improve esthetics of your smile. Whether you have a soft tissue graft to improve function or esthetics, patients often receive the benefits of both: a beautiful new smile and improved periodontal health – your keys to smiling, eating and speaking with comfort and confidence.


NYC Office Info

18 East 48th Street
Ste 1602
New York, NY 10017
Phone: (646) 462-4400

Monday:
10:00AM-6:30PM
Thursday:
10:00AM-6:30PM
Friday:
10:00AM-6:00PM

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West Nyack Office Info

384 Strawtown Rd
West Nyack, NY 10994
Phone: (845) 353-3816

Wednesday:
9:00AM-6:00PM

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