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Roslyn Heights ❘ (516) 740-1848

Manhattan ❘ (212) 355-3944

Gum Grafting
Roslyn Heights & Manhattan 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.

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


Ridge aumentation case before image at Edward I. Jutkowitz, D.M.D., P.C. - Periodontics and Implantology

After


Ridge aumentation case after image at Edward I. Jutkowitz, D.M.D., P.C. - Periodontics and Implantology

A gingival graft is designed to solve these 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.
Roslyn Heights
70 Glen Cove Rd, Roslyn Heights,
NY 11576
Phone: (516) 740-1848
Fax: 516-621-9409


Manhattan
133 East 58th St, Ste 803,
Manhattan, NY 10022
Phone: (212) 355-3944
Fax: 646-735-1843

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