Gum Grafting in New York City, NY
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What is Gum Grafting?
If gum (periodontal) disease has progressed into the more complex phases, you may develop gum recession. This causes a raised gumline and visible tooth roots. At East Village Dental Center, part of your gum disease therapy might include gum grafting, otherwise known as a soft tissue graft, to revive your gumline. With several different graft choices, our dental team can create your personal treatment plan to restore your gums. Get in touch with our office in New York, NY to learn more about how gum grafting can repair your gums, cover your teeth, and also enhance the overall look of your smile.
Can I Have a Gum Graft?
Usually, gums grafts are performed to fix gum recession brought on by gum disease. This could cause your gumline to become higher and your gums to pull back from your teeth. Exposed tooth roots can result in increased sensitivity. Other reasons that might cause or lead to gum recession are aggressive tooth brushing or using a bad technique, chronic jaw clenching or teeth grinding (bruxism), and dental misalignment. Sometimes, oral piercings (tongue or lip) can irritate the gums and cause recession. During a private and confidental consultation, we can discuss your desires, review your oral health, and decide if this gum restoration procedure is right for you.
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Update [3/23/2023]: The office manager called me and assured me they will note my concerns and look to conduct better care of patients moving forward. I felt she was sincere and have since updated my review. I hope they continue to work on their patient care / Customer service as they are a vital health care facility in the community. Updated 1/30/2023 - Not sure what’s happened at East Village Dental however I think it’s a change in the management team that handles customer service. While they have updated the way they conduct business when you call they rarely pick up the phone, they do not return calls, they don’t have an emergency line for concerns post surgery. After an uncovering I developed canker sores and called them for a follow up they told me they’d call me back and instead I went the entire weekend in pain (see attached photo at your discretion). I did use warm water and salt to soothe the area but maybe they could have prescribed something to alleviate the pain which led to several days of headaches. There was little concern about my pain/discomfort which I’m very surprised from a place that I really liked and highly recommended just 1-2 years ago. After my crowns are in place I’m not sure I’ll go to them for a cleaning letting alone any serious oral surgery. Until they get a team that’s actually concerned about the customer/Patient stay away from EVD.
Excellent communication and kind staff. I have been coming here for ten years and I’m always kindly greeted, and well informed on the treatment expected. Highly recommended if you haven’t found that dental clinic that leaves you feeling like that’s the one. They are very professional and very efficient, as well as very accommodating. Cheerio
A wonderful practice! Both in their care and bedside manner, East Village Dental Center delivers ideal experiences. They’ve been serving my family and the community at large for many years. The receptionists are so nice and welcoming. The hygienist hooked me up with a painless cleaning and the doc was lovely. One can witness how imperative the reception desk being bilingual is here and how courtesy, a smile, cleanliness and quality care are so important to the diverse demographic that surrounds this gem. It’s walking distance for me, but I’d travel here if it wasn’t! Bravo!
Let me start by saying this dental office is for the community 100%, they are transparent about pricing from the moment you talk to them unlike many dentists in the area which I appreciated! Vanessa and Christine are funny , sweet, honest and understanding ! They took my concerns and budget seriously. Never met receptionists that are compassionate until these two! They squeezed me last minute ( literally) in and the dentist whose name was Amish was so informative and explained my crown procedure. Thank you all!! See you soon !! My two sisters get services here now I see why! 💚💚💚
Let me start by saying this dental office is for the community 100%, they are transparent about pricing from the moment you talk to them unlike many dentists in the area which I appreciated! Vanessa and Christine are funny , sweet, honest and understanding ! They took my concerns and budget seriously. Never met receptionists that are compassionate until these two! They squeezed me last minute ( literally) in and the dentist whose name began with an A was so informative and explained my crown procedure. Thank you all!! See you soon !! My two sisters get services here now I see why! 💚💚💚
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What Can I Expect During a Gum Graft?
We offer a few different kinds of gum grafts at our New York City office based on your particular needs.
- Connective-tissue grafts are the most common type used to correct root exposure. This starts by making an incision in the roof of your mouth to create a small flap of skin. The connective tissue is removed from the flap and attached to your gums.
- Free gingival graft is comparable except that more tissue is taken from the roof of your mouth to increase particularly thin gums.
- Pedicle graft removes extra gum tissue from one area to cover your tooth roots.
At your initial consultation, we will help you select the best type of graft to meet your goals.
What is the Anticipated Recovery for a Gum Graft?
After your gum replacement procedure, you should plan to recover for a few days. We will go over your aftercare instructions in detail before you leave, including dietary suggestions and any prescription medications you need to take. You might feel some discomfort or pain for a short amount of time after your operation; however, this can be reduced with cold packs and over-the-counter pain medication. To avoid damaging the grafts, you shouldn't brush or floss while your gums heal. We will recommend a rinse to help keep your mouth clean. You may need to come back in for another appointment so we can monitor your healing and improvements.
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Are Gum Grafts Covered Under Insurance?
A member of our team will get in touch with your insurer and confirm your coverage and see how we can best optimize your benefits. For out-of-pocket costs and also for patients with no dental insurance, East Village Dental Center takes several payment methods. Prior to creating your treatment plan, we will discuss your estimated costs. We can also give you information about medical financing to help make your procedure easier to afford.
Gum Restoration Treatment in New York City
Gum grafting surgery is a restorative dental treatment at East Village Dental Center used to repair the gums, improve dental health, and help make your smile more appealing. If you have gum recession because of advanced gum disease or other reasons, schedule a consultation with our dental team at our office in New York, NY to find out more about the benefits of gum graft surgery.