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Periodontal Esthetics Long Island NY

Severe Gum Recession | Periodontal Esthetics Long Island NY

Severe gum recession

Root Coverage Graft Covers Recession | Periodontal Esthetics Long Island NY

Root Coverage Graft covers recession

What is periodontal plastic surgery?

Periodontal procedures are available to stop further gum recession, and/or to improve the periodontal esthetics of your gum line. Exposed tooth roots are the results of gum recession, making the teeth look longer. 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 food and drink. Crown lengthening is also a procedure available using the dental laser -whether for peridontal esthetics in making the teeth look longer or for function, in assisting your General Dentist in repairing or restoring a tooth(or teeth) - the laser is a much-preferred venue.

A "gummy" smile or an uneven gumline is readily corrected by the superior performance of the dental laser. The only regret one might have in doing a corrective procedure to enhance a smile is that it wasn't done "sooner"!

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, Dr. Sachs will 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 which is absent due to excessive gingival recession. During this procedure, Dr. Sachs takes gum tissue from your palate or another donor source to cover the exposed root(s). 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 the periodontal esthetics of your smile. A beautiful new smile and improved periodontal health — your keys to smiling, eating and speaking with comfort and confidence.