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Stony Brook Dentist | Stony Brook dental care | NY | Gum Grafting

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Stony Brook Medical Park
2500 Nesconset Highway, Building 12-D
Stony Brook, NY 11790
(631) 689 - 3226

 Dr. Snehal Sheth DDS

Dr. Sheth - Stony Brook Dentist - 11790 - Dentist in Stony Brook, NY

Gingival / Gum Grafting
 

Gingivitis and in its advanced state, periodontitis, has a profound effect on the gums. As gingivitis progresses, more and more bacteria and plaque builds up, causing the gums to stretch. The end result it large pockets, that once they are cleaned out, remain on your gum line. These pockets cause the gums to recede, which aesthetically not pleasing to the eye. When the gums recede, an abnormal amount of tooth structure is exposed.

Gum grafting is the corrective procedure that restores the gum to its natural, healthy state. Using soft gum tissue from the roof of the mouth, the receded gums are grafted. The goal if the graft is to cover exposed tooth and root surfaces with grafted on oral tissue.  This grafting encourages new tissue growth that will enable the gums to return to its original position around the teeth. The procedure is routine and entails a minimal amount of downtime and discomfort.

 
 
 
Stony Brook Dentist | Gum Grafting. Dr. Snehal Sheth is a Stony Brook Dentist.