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Gum Grafting

When there is a lack of gingiva, the tissue may be more likely to recede. An exposed tooth root can be a result of gum recession, and gum graft surgery repairs the issue and prevents additional loss.  With gum grafts, patients can also experience reduced tooth sensitivity and improved aesthetics.

Gum tissue grafting can be a necessary procedure to protect the teeth from gum recession, or to improve a smile’s aesthetics.  When gum recession is not addressed or managed, then tooth loss can result.  This can lead to more extensive dental procedures and treatments.

At Fifth Avenue Periodontics, we use dental techniques that yield the most painless and effective procedures.  At Dr. Clifford Melnick’s New York office, connective tissue grafts are one of the most common gum grafting procedures performed.  With a connective tissue graft, there is virtually no pain that is associated from the donor site as the internal tissue blends with the recipient site.

In addition, Dr. Melnick performs pedicle grafting, a procedure where gum tissue is taken from an adjacent area and slid into the area that requires more gingiva.

Dr. Melnick is passionate about helping his patients combat gum and periodontal disease.  During a consultation, Dr. Clifford Melnick will perform an oral examination.  This examination allows Dr. Melnick learn more about the necessary individualized treatments that may be required.  Dr. Clifford Melnick takes the time to explain each step of the gum graft process so that patients can feel comfortable and at ease.

Learn More about Gum Grafts and Dr. Clifford Melnick

To find out more information about your personal options with gum grafts, or to learn more about Periodontics in our New York office, do not hesitate to contact Dr. Melnick.  Dr. Clifford Melnick and his expert team will answer all of your questions, and help you understand the gum grafting procedure from start to finish.

To learn more about gum grafts and periodontal care, contact Fifth Avenue Periodontics.  We offer expert advice about your individual periodontal care.  You can keep your mouth healthy and beautiful for a lifetime—with Dr. Clifford Melnick.