Upper East Side dental surgery
Sometimes, the very same problem can have both health and cosmetic implications, and that is certainly true when it come to receding gums. From a health standpoint, when your gums pull away from your teeth, they leave the root exposed, and that spells potential danger. On the other hand, recession also results in your teeth appearing to be too large and the exposed root tends to be unattractive. This is, of course, not true. What matters, though, is that it can make you feel self-conscious about your smile. Here at the office of Mitchell Bloom, we use gum graft surgery to address the problem of receding gums.
Our Upper East Side dental surgery
might sound scary, but it's really a very simple and effective procedure that deals with the health and cosmetic aspects of receding gums, a fairly common situation that affects as many as one in eight people. In most cases, your gums recede over the course of time, and because of this, you may not be aware that the changes have taken place simply by looking at yourself in the mirror. Our Upper East Side dental surgery may vary depending on your unique circumstances. There are connective tissue grafts, free gingival grafts, and pedicle grafts, with each addressing your receding gums somewhat differently. Most people get connective tissue grafts, in which a flap of skin is cut open from the roof of your mouth. Beneath it is connective tissue that can used to augment your existing gums to cover the roots once again. The roof of your mouth is then sutured. Alternatively, the connective tissue needed can be obtained from a tissue bank.
If you are noticing receding gums, come in for a consultation to determine if your Upper East Side dental surgery
is the right option for you.
By Mitchell J. Bloom, DMD, PC
December 12, 2017