Soft tissue or gum grafting surgery is a dental procedure performed by our Manhattan oral surgeon, Elliott Ostro, DMD. Dr. Ostro is a dental specialist who has advanced training in diagnosing and treating conditions that affect the gums and supporting bone. Dr. Ostro will recommend soft tissue grafting surgery to treat oral health problems caused by periodontal disease and recession of your gums. Some benefits of soft tissue grafting surgery include coverage of tooth roots to decrease the risk of tooth decay. This will also help with tooth sensitivity to hot and cold caused by exposed tooth roots. Areas where the gums are very thin or weak will also be reinforced, preventing future oral health problems such as gum recession. By preventing further gum recession, bone loss will also be avoided.
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Our Manhattan oral surgeon will explain that when gums recede they cause teeth to look longer than before or the gum line may appear uneven. Also causing teeth to look less appealing is the color difference between the tooth crown and the exposed root area. Elliott Ostro, DMD feels that soft tissue grafting surgery is necessary when gums recede due periodontal disease. In the advanced stages of periodontal disease, gum infection causes periodontal pockets to get deeper, causing gums to lose their attachment to the tooth surface and begin to pull back, exposing the roots of your teeth. Although soft tissue grafting surgery is part of a periodontal disease treatment in most cases, it can also be performed to improve the look of the gumline as part of a cosmetic make-over.
Our Manhattan oral surgeon performs the soft tissue gum graft procedure under local anesthesia, moving soft-tissue from another area of the mouth to cover the exposed tooth roots. There are three different types of soft-tissue grafts but whatever the type of graft, after the surgery, Elliott Ostro, DMD will place a periodontal dressing over the treated area to protect the graft for the first stage of the healing period. There may be some discomfort, bruising, or swelling after a gum graft surgery and our Manhattan oral surgeon may prescribe some pain medication to help control any discomfort. The graft will take a more natural reddish color after a few days as the blood supply is fully restored. Dr. Ostro will schedule a follow-up appointment with you, 7-10 days after your soft tissue grafting surgery, to examine the healing progress, remove any dressing and schedule an appointment to have your stitches removed 2-3 weeks later.
When it comes to oral surgery, it is important that you work with a skilled and experienced professional who can provide you with the highest quality treatment for your needs. The benefits of quality oral surgery are far too important to accept anything less than the best. That is why you should put your oral surgery needs in the hands of Elliott Ostro DMD. He has the experience and expertise necessary to ensure that you reap all the rewards of high quality oral surgery.
Surgical Tooth Extractions – Midtown Manhattan
At the practice of Elliott Ostro DMD, we provide a number of different services depending upon the needs of our patients. One of the key services we provide is tooth extractions. Sometimes, treatments such as root canal therapy are not successful in saving a tooth, and it needs to be removed in order to keep your mouth and teeth as healthy as possible. Thankfully, this procedure is relatively painless, thanks to our use of anesthetics. We’ll use the right tools and techniques to make sure that we keep your teeth healthy without subjecting you to any major discomfort. Once a tooth is extracted, you may want a dental implant in its place. Even if you haven’t had a tooth extracted, and have merely lost one or more due to other reasons, dental implants can still be of major benefit to you. At our practice, this is just another one of the services which we offer. However, due to insufficient bone mass, some people are not good candidates for dental implants. Through bone grafting, we can correct this problem so that you will be able to properly receive dental implant treatment. We also perform periodontal surgery, which can be very important, since gum disease is among the leading causes of tooth loss in adults.
At the practice of Elliott Ostro DMD we use the best tools and techniques available in order to make sure that you get the highest quality of treatment possible. Oral surgery can have a very significant effect on your overall oral health, and as such, we work hard to make sure that you experience all the benefits that our practice has to offer.
Did you know that approximately three out of four people suffer from some form of periodontal or gum disease? In its mildest form, known as gingivitis, the disease has not progressed past the gums and is usually reversible. If conditions have deteriorated to the point where periodontitis has set in and the tissue and bone supporting the teeth have become perilously weakened, Central Park oral surgery may be required.
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Periodontal disease progresses as the sulcus (pocket or space) between the tooth and gums gets filled with bacteria, plaque, and tartar causing irritation to the surrounding tissues. When these irritants remain in the pocket, they cause infection and damage to the gums and eventually, the bone that supports the teeth. If the disease has progressed to a more advanced stage, where the infection has caused bone loss and diseased pockets have formed, your treatment options may include Columbus Circle periodontal surgery. Dr. Ostro is fully equipped to perform this type of surgery and this procedure has saved thousands of questionable teeth with poor prognosis for many years.
If surgical therapy has been recommended to treat your periodontal disease, a determination has been made that the tissues around your teeth may not be treated or repaired using non-surgical treatment. The following are the five types of surgical treatments commonly performed by Central Park Oral Surgeon, Dr. Ostro:
Pocket Reduction Procedures
Crown Lengthening: Cosmetic or Conventional
Soft Tissue Grafts: Cosmetic Gum Enhancement or Soft Tissue Augmentation