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Elliott Ostro DMD – Manhattan Oral Surgeon

Elliott Ostro DMD – Manhattan Oral Surgeon

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.

Soft Tissue Grafting Surgery Manhattan

Soft Tissue Grafting Surgery Manhattan

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.

Gum Graft Surgery Manhattan
30 Central Park South, Suite 12B
New York, NY 10019
(646) 862-7077

Dr Elliott Ostro

Dr Elliott Ostro – NYC Oral Surgeon

One of the most common issues that our number one NYC oral surgeon, Dr. Elliott Ostro, treats in his patients is the impacted wisdom tooth. Wisdom teeth are a third set of molars that typically start to erupt between the ages of 17 and 25 years old for most patients. Wisdom teeth almost always need to be removed, even if they do not seem to be causing you trouble. The main reason that wisdom teeth need to be removed is if they become impacted. A tooth is impacted if there is not enough space for it to come through, and if the gums or another tooth are inhibiting it from erupting properly. Impacted teeth are serious problem because they can lead to infection, tooth crowding, damage to surrounding teeth, damage to tooth roots, and more. Impacted teeth can also lead to the formation of cysts that can make the tooth harder to remove later on.

Impacted Wisdom Teeth New York City

Impacted Wisdom Teeth New York City

It is best to see our NYC oral surgeon early on for wisdom tooth removal, because as the teeth grow, their roots become longer and make the teeth harder to remove for Dr. Elliott Ostro. The teeth can also cause symptoms to be more painful if they are left in for a longer amount of time. Even if the teeth are not particularly bothering you, you should visit our NYC oral surgeon if you are in the age range of wisdom tooth eruption so that Dr. Elliott Ostro can examine their development and see if surgery is necessary. Before surgery, our NYC oral surgeon will discuss the process with you and let you know what to expect, making sure that you are comfortable and feel good about the procedure to come.

If you are interest in learning more about impacted wisdom teeth or other common issues that our NYC oral surgeon treats, we invite you to visit Dr. Elliott Ostro’s informative website for some additional information about oral health topics and procedures. If you have any questions or concerns that you would like us to address, feel free to contact us by calling the office directly, or sending us a message using the designated contact form on our website.

Elliott Ostro DMD
30 Central Park South, Suite 12B
New York, NY 10019
(646) 862-7077

Elliott Ostro DMD – Oral Surgeon

Elliott Ostro DMD – Oral Surgeon

Nobody ever wants to have a tooth extracted, but the fact of the matter is, sometimes it is necessary in order to preserve your overall oral health. If that is the case, then it is important that you find an oral surgeon who can perform the procedure effectively and efficiently, guaranteeing quality results. At the practice of Elliott Ostro DMD – Oral Surgeon, we place a high value on providing our patients with the highest quality of treatment, and we do our best to ensure that you understand why tooth extractions are necessary.

Dental Implant Placement Midtown manhattan

Dental Implant Placement Midtown manhattan

Ideally, you will never need to have a tooth extracted. As long as you practice proper oral hygiene, there is good reason to believe that you are doing everything necessary in order to keep your teeth healthy. Unfortunately, sometimes deep decay or similar problems occur, and it is necessary to undergo a restorative procedure. Most of the time, such procedures are effective, but occasionally, they fail. When root canal therapy, crowns, or fillings simply do not succeed in saving a tooth, it may need to be extracted in order to keep you as healthy as possible. If left untreated, the infection in this tooth could spread to other areas of the mouth, causing further oral health problems and necessitating even more treatment. Thanks to tooth extractions, you can avoid this. Should you want, we can also provide you with a dental implant to replace the tooth that has been removed. At the practice of Elliott Ostro DMD – Oral Surgeon, we work hard to keep our patients’ needs in mind. We are well aware of the fact that no one looks forward to a tooth extraction, so we do everything possible to make the experience as pleasant as it can be.

For a quarter of a century, our oral surgeon has made sure to provide his patients with top of the line care designed to maximize their oral health. Using professional tools and techniques, we will provide you with high quality oral surgery. If you are in need of a tooth extraction, schedule your appointment at the practice of Elliott Ostro DMD – Oral Surgeon. You won’t be disappointed.

Dental Implant Surgeon Dr. Elliott Ostro
30 Central Park South, Suite 12B
New York, NY 10019
(646) 862-7077