Soft Tissue Grafting, dental gum graft, dental graft, gingival graft, receding gums, exposed tooth root, teeth sensitivity Hudson Valley , Dutchess County, New Paltz, Ulster County, Orange County, NY, Woodstock, NY

     Mid-Hudson Oral and Maxillofacial Practice, PC

     117 Marys Avenue | Suite # 104 | Kingston, NY 12401    

(845) 340-1962


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Monday:8am-4pm
Tuesday:8am-4pm
Wednesday:8am-4pm
Thursday:8am-4pm
Friday:8am-4pm
Saturday:8am-8pm
Sunday:Closed

Soft Tissue Grafting

 

A soft tissue graft is used when there has been a significant amount of gum recession in a particular area. Slight gum recession can usually be fixed with a few changes to your oral hygiene routine to take better care of your teeth and gums. When the gingiva recedes further it exposes you to greater risk for infection and bacterial penetration. You will likely be more sensitive to hot and cold foods when you have receding gums. If the gums recede enough as to expose the root you can set yourself up for more serious problems. The root is softer than the enamel making it more vulnerable to bacteria and plaque.

To restore proper gum level and functionality a soft tissue graft can be performed. This is done by either removing soft tissue from the roof of the mouth, or repositioning healthy gum tissue from adjacent teeth. This procedure is very predictable and has a high success rate. This procedure should be performed before more serious problems develop and periodontal surgery is necessary.

 
 
 
KINGSTON DENTAL SURGERY. Dr. Matthew Hilmi provides comprehensive oral and maxillofacial surgery to residents of the following areas: Dutchess County, Ulster County, New Paltz, Stone Ridge, Hudson, Catskill, German Town, Hyde Park, Accord, Warwarsing, Ellenville, Wapingers Falls, Coxsackie, Ghent, Chatham, High Falls, Ulster Park, Esopus, NY.

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons treat a lot more than  wisdom teeth.