Gum Grafting - New York

Reverse Recession with Specialized Care

Remove Sensitivity, Restore Aesthetics

If you’ve noticed that your teeth appear longer or are becoming more sensitive, you may have a condition known as gum recession. Gum recession negatively affects your smile, but it can also increase the likelihood of tooth decay and may even be a sign of gum disease. While a common condition, gum recession should not be ignored. To restore your periodontal health and an aesthetically balanced gumline, we offer gum grafting in our offices in New City, Middletown and Poughkeepsie, NY.

Our experienced periodontist, Dr. Michael Maltz, specializes in diagnosing and treating problems with the gums and is trained in the latest gum graft surgery techniques. Dr. Maltz has received dental and specialized training from prestigious institutions including the University of Pennsylvania, Columbia University, the University of Maryland and Bethesda Naval Hospital. With skills gained from this training and 30 years of clinical experience, he can effectively return health to your gums and beauty to your smile.

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Common Causes of Gum Recession

  • Gum disease
  • Poor oral health
  • Aggressive tooth brushing
  • Smoking or tobacco use
  • Teeth grinding and clenching
  • Gum tissue trauma
  • Systemic conditions
  • Medication use
  • Poor-fitting dental work
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Specialized Treatment from an Expert

Dr. Maltz is especially qualified to treat your gum recession and provides a personalized level of care. You can expect to have our team discuss your current symptoms as well as the importance and benefits of treatment. Gum grafting may be recommended if you have gum disease and is commonly performed after dental implant placement to optimize your smile aesthetics. As a periodontist, Dr. Maltz can restore your smile, no matter the cause of your receding gums.On the day of your gum graft surgery, we’ll help you feel relaxed and comfortable before beginning the procedure. 

The tissue is either taken from a different part of your mouth or a donor source, then placed over the exposed tooth roots. Dr. Maltz’s training and experience in periodontal treatments ensure that these tissue grafts produce an aesthetic, symmetrical result, while also providing the necessary functional benefits. With your gum tissue in the proper place, you’ll experience less tooth sensitivity and reduce your risk for disease or decay affecting your periodontal health—and be free to smile confidently.

The expert care you need is here.

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