Gum Grafting Cosmetic periodontal procedures are a conventional way to cover unsightly, sensitive, or exposed root surfaces and to prevent future gum recession. The most common cosmetic procedure is the soft tissue graft. This is used to reduce unattractive exposed root surfaces, reducing gum recession and protect the teeth from root sensitivity. Short Teeth, Gummy Smile On the other hand, if you are unhappy with the appearance of short, unsightly teeth, this can be greatly improved by a combination of periodontal procedures by Drs. Pollack, Odrich or Sarmiento and cosmetic dentistry by your dentist.
When recession of the gingiva occurs, the body loses a natural defense against both bacterial penetration and trauma. When gum recession is a problem, gum reconstruction using grafting techniques is an option. When there is only minor recession, some healthy gingiva often remains and protects the tooth, so that no treatment other than modifying home care practices may be necessary. However, when recession is deeper, or even reaches the thin, spongy tissue known as mucosa, the first line of defense against bacterial penetration is lost and grafting surgery may be needed to help prevent further recession.
Periodontist Alan S. Pollack, D.D.S., Ronald B. Odrich, D.D.S. or Hector Sarmiento, D.M.D., MSc., New York, NY, practices a full scope of periodontics with expertise ranging from dental implants to cosmetic periodontal surgery and gum grafting. Alan S. Pollack, D.D.S., Ronald B. Odrich, D.D.S. or Hector Sarmiento, D.M.D., MSc. can now correct a wide variety of periodontal (gum) disease. Our office is located at 225 East 64th Street, Suite 1, New York, NY. Call us at Pollack Periodontal Associates, PC Phone Number 212.838.0940.
Bruxism is an oral parafunctional activity that commonly occurs in most people at some point in their lives. The two main characteristics of this condition are grinding of the teeth or clenching of the jaw. These actions usually occur during a person’s sleeping hours, but may also occur during the day, particularly when stressed. Bruxism is one of the most common known sleep disorders. The most common symptoms are earaches, headaches, muscle pain and tooth discomfort, but can lead to difficulty in eating or opening and closing your mouth.