Connective tissue grafting, or gum grafting, is a special procedure our cosmetic and implant dentist, Dr. Jason Kasarsky, performs for patients who need gum tissue added to the gum line. While gum grafting can reduce the effects of periodontal disease causing the gums to recede, Dr. Kasarsky can also improve the appearance of the gums that do not have disease (some patients are referred to us to have their "toothy smile" reduced). If you would like more information about gum grafting, please schedule a consultation at our New York, NY office.
"Dr. Kasarsky and his team make me smile! My smile is my signature, and I wouldn't trust it to anyone else!"- DH / Office Visit / Feb 13, 2018
"Great dentist! Prevents and manages pain (and apprehension) during procedures. Excellent scheduling and flexibility, esp. when something hurts. Works with you to develop plan for care and health of your teeth. Whether you want the brightest smile or working on old dental problems, I highly recommend visiting Dr. Kasarsky"- T.C. / Google / Jun 29, 2018
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"If you want or need a dentist whom you can trust with your eyes closed, your search is over! Dr. Kasarsky is the most reliable and knowledgeable dentist I have ever had. He performs comprehensive exams for every case and he walks his patients through the path he is going to take to solve your problem or reach your goal using a very easy language. Despite all that, he is always eager to walk that extra mile for his patients and you certainly leave his office very satisfied. I endorse him and recommend his state-of-the-art work."- E.C. / Google / Jun 27, 2018
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What TO Expect
Connective tissue grafting is a procedure to repair the gum line, where the tops of the teeth are exposed more than normal. When the gum line recesses, it opens up the tooth to more cavities, gum disease, and dental issues, and sometimes it can add a cosmetic benefit for the patient's smile. In our treatment room, Dr. Kasarsky will excise a layer of tissue from the palate (top of the mouth), and suture it to the gum line. The extra tissue will grow into the existing tissue over time, and create an appropriate gum line.
If there are special instructions regarding your care, we will make sure you leave our office with a full understanding of the dos and donts of gum grafting aftercare. It is very important to follow a regular brushing and flossing regime, and use a mouthwash as directed by your dentist. Also, keep all follow-up appointments with Dr. Kasarsky, and continue with your routine dental checkups twice a year.
Plan Your Procedure
- Recovery Time
- 1 – 2 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 1 Hour
- Post-op Follow-up
- 2 Weeks
- Procedure Recovery Location
Learn More & Protect Your Gums
Recessed gums can be corrected with connective tissue grafting by Dr. Kasarsky. Receding gums can happen at any age (but commonly for adults over 40). Restore a healthy appearance (pink and plump) to your gums. Call today and schedule your consultation in our state-of-the-art dental office.