Receding gums is one of the symptoms of gum disease (periodontal disease) that can be improved through cosmetic gum surgery. Dr. Jonathan Tiger, a periodontist in Pomona, NY, offers cosmetic gum surgery to patients in need of treatment for their receding gums.
Gum recession is often accompanied by pocketing around the teeth, inflammation, and root exposure that causes sensitivity. Receding gums can also be aesthetically displeasing. Many patients with receding gums are embarrassed and unhappy with their smile. Cosmetic gum surgery can help with aesthetics while repairing the pocketing that encourages bacterial growth beneath the gum tissue and covering exposed roots to reduce sensitivity.
There are several types of gum grafting surgeries available depending upon your specific needs. Connective tissue grafts, free gingival grafts, and pedicle grafts are several treatments available to treat receding gums. Dr. Tiger will do a thorough evaluation to determine which would be best for your needs.
Connective tissue grafts and free gingival grafts are the most commonly used type of graft. Tissue from the roof of the mouth is used to attach to the existing gum line and helps treat receding gums that expose the root of the tooth to reduce sensitivity and improve the look of teeth that appear too long.
Pedicle grafts use tissue that is taken from the gum tissue around the tooth that needs treatment. For this treatment, a flap (also called a pedicle) is partially cut back leaving one edge remaining attached. The flap is then sutured into place to cover the exposed root. For patients who have plenty of healthy tissue available, this is the preferred treatment.
In some cases grafts can be taken from tissue banks. Dr. Tiger can help in determining what type of gum surgery is best to treat your receding gums.
During healing time, it is not advised to brush and floss as usual, and a soft diet is recommended for about week. Dr. Tiger and his staff will provide specific cleaning and eating instructions along with a special mouthwash to help control plaque.
Call Dr. Tiger, a periodontist who performs cosmetic gum surgery, and schedule a consultation to find the right treatment plan for your receding gums.
Dr. Jonathan Tiger of Tiger Periodontics and Dental Implants, is a leading periodontist in the Pomona and Central Valley, NY area. His office utilizes advanced techniques to ensure each patient receives the comfortable care and attention they deserve. Dr. Tiger performs the LANAP® Laser Treatment for gum disease, dental implants, gum grafting surgery, periodontal plastic surgery, bone grafting, sedation, and All-on-4® Implants.
Call (845) 670-4355 to schedule your appointment at the Pomona location or call (845) 670-4355 to schedule your appointment at the Central Valley location. Or click here to request your appointment online!