Gum Graft Surgery in New York City, NY
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What is gum grafting?
When periodontal (gum) disease has progressed into the more advanced phases, you might develop gum recession, which induces a raised gumline and exposed tooth roots. At 286 Madison Dental, a part of your gum disease treatment may include gum grafting to repair your gumline. Our team will create your treatment plan to repair your receding gums with several different graft choices. Please speak to our office in New York, NY, to learn more about how surgical gum grafts can mend your gums, protect your teeth, and enhance the overall look of your grin.
Who is a good candidate for gum grafting?
Typically, gums grafts get utilized to repair gum recession brought on by gum (periodontal) disease. Your gumline might be visibly higher, and your gums can pull back from your teeth. Exposed tooth roots may result in greater sensitivity. Other reasons which may cause or contribute to gum recession are aggressive tooth brushing or using a poor technique, frequent teeth grinding (bruxism) or jaw clenching, and misaligned teeth. In some cases, oral piercings (lip or tongue) can rub against the gums and lead to recession. Our team will assess your gums at your appointment and decide if you're a candidate for gum grafts.
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Cant' recommend Dr. Kaufman enough!! He did two gum grafting surgeries within 2 weeks and they were completely seamless. He personally followed up the next morning to make sure everything was ok and that I didn't have any complications. I had been postponing this surgery for a while, and really happy that its over but also really happy with the experience.
I’ve had several gum grafting procedures with Dr Kaufman and each one was a complete success. He’s very calm and caring throughout the entire procedure, I’d highly recommend this place. I’ve also had some on-lays placed by Dr Shmuely, and he is great too!
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What happens during a grafting procedure?
Our NYC dental team may select various types of grafts according to your particular needs. Connective-tissue grafts are the most common kind used to correct root exposure. This starts by cutting an incision in the roof of your mouth to take a small skin flap. The connective tissue is taken from the flap and then attached to your gums. A free gingival graft is similar except that more tissue is used from the roof of your mouth to increase especially thin gums. The next graft is a pedicle graft that removes extra tissue from one area to wherever you need coverage. Our team can help you select the best graft to meet your needs and goals in your consultation.
What is recovery like following gum grafting therapy?
Going home after this procedure is possible, but you need to recover for a few days. You will also need to have a responsible adult drive you home if you were given oral or intravenous sedation. Our team will review your recovery instructions, including dietary suggestions and any prescription medications you need to take. After your procedure, you might feel some discomfort or pain for a while, which could be minimized with cold compresses and nonprescription pain medication. To prevent damaging the grafts, you shouldn't brush or floss while your gums heal. Our team will suggest a rinse to help keep your mouth fresh. You may need to return to 286 Madison Dental for a follow-up appointment so our team can monitor your recovery and improvements.
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Does insurance cover gum grafting?
If you're using dental insurance, a staff member will contact your insurer and confirm your coverage. For out-of-pocket costs after dental insurance and for patients without dental insurance, 286 Madison Dental accepts several payments. During your appointment, our team can go over your estimated costs. We can also tell you about low-interest medical financing to help make your care more affordable.
Restoration to improve your gum health
Gum grafting surgery is a restorative dental treatment at 286 Madison Dental used to fix your gums, improve your dental health, and make your smile more appealing. If your gums are receding because of advanced gum disease or other causes, schedule an appointment with our team at our office in New York, NY to learn more about the benefits of gum graft surgery.