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Gum Graft Recession Treatment in NYC

Gums are essential in protecting the roots of the teeth. In some patients, part of the gum gradually wears away, exposing the tooth's root. This is called gum recession. Over time, an exposed tooth root may lead to tooth sensitivity, especially to cold or hot food and drinks, and an unsightly appearance. Even worse, if left untreated, gum recession can result in tooth loss.

At Luxury Dentistry NYC, a premier provider of dental services in New York City, our in-house periodontist Dr. Julie Pastagia will discuss your options and make a recommendation based on your individual needs. We know that excellent oral health is imperative to maintain healthy gums and strong teeth as we age. We are committed to offering you the highest standard of care available in oral health.

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Gum Graft Recession Treatment for Cosmetic Dentistry in NYC

Gum recession is a common dental problem affecting 4% to 12% of adults. Since it is a gradual process, it often goes unnoticed until it becomes more severe. With receding gums, teeth appear longer than usual. Notably, receding gums can also result in a greater risk of infections since the tooth lacks its natural barrier to protect it from bacterial penetration.

A gum graft is a type of dental surgery used to treat gum recession. A gum graft procedure consists of removing tissue from the patient's palate and then grafting it onto the recession site (missing gum) to repair the damage and prevent further dental issues.

Here at Luxury Dentistry in New York City, we have the skills and the diagnostic capacity to provide you with a thorough check-up of your gum's health. If needed, we can repair your receding gum with an innovative treatment called gum graft recession treatment.

What to Expect During Your Gum Graft Recession Treatment in NYC

Your appointment for a gum graft to treat gum recession will last approximately one hour and 30 minutes. The first step is to administer local anesthesia at the graft harvesting site (where the tissue is removed from the palate) and at the graft site (where the tissue is grafted).

Once the anesthesia kicks in, the graft is harvested, and the tissue is grafted onto the site where the gum is receding. You will need two appointments with Dr. Julia Pastagia: the first will involve the surgery and the second appointment to take out the sutures and monitor healing.

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Is Gum Graft Recession the Right Treatment for You?

If you suffer from receding gums or other signs of gum disease such as swollen, itchy gum, bad breath, or bleeding when brushing your teeth, you might be a good candidate for a gum graft procedure. A gum graft may be necessary to protect your teeth from the damage of gum recession, or you may also choose to have one to improve the appearance of your smile.

The rate of success and satisfaction for gum recession treatment at Luxury Dentistry in NYC is very high. Your personalized plan will help you achieve and maintain healthy teeth and improved gum health and appearance.

Gum disease treatments such as gum graft recession treatment are generally regarded as safe for people of all ages. Here at Luxury Dentistry in NYC, Dr. Julie Pastagia will take all the necessary steps to minimize the chances of adverse effects. Some minor side-effects that patients might experience include gum sensitivity and mild teeth discomfort.

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If you want to protect your gums and start smiling with confidence again, put yourself in the expert hands of Luxury Dentistry in New York City. Book your consultation at Luxury Dentistry NYC today, and we will develop a personalized plan to help you feel your best.

Written by Dr. Steven Davidowitz. Updated on 1/8/2020.

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