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.
"Always great service. Quick appointment was available for a recent unanticipated issue. The practice doesn't seem to overbook and therefore never had to wait more than a minute a two past my appointment. Staff very attentive and well trained.Dr. Kasarsky always does complete and comprehensive work with a view towards the longer term. Have been a long time, satisfied and happy client."- M.C. / Google / Jun 05, 2015
"I have had so many problems with my teeth over the years , I've finally have found a place where the staff is so caring and and friendly ,I was so pleased with the work Dr. Kasarsky and his team have done with my teeth . I am beyond happy with my beautiful white smile, and most importantly clean & healthy teeth"- M.R. / Yelp / Feb 15, 2017
"I have had so many problems with my teeth over the years , I've finally have found a place where the staff is so caring and and friendly ,I was so pleased with the work Dr. Kasarsky and his team..."- M.R. / Yahoo / Feb 15, 2017
"Extraordinary expertise and state of the art tools, combined with warmth and kindness from all the staff, have well exceeded all my expectations. Dr. Kasarsky immediately built trust by showing me what he saw via a small camera, patiently explaining my options and addressing my concerns. His hygienist Marissa has set the bar for the most effective cleaning I have ever had - and the most gentle. The entire staff takes patient care to a whole new level. I can't imagine going elsewhere."- C.J. / Healthgrades / Dec 12, 2016
"I will start by saying I am very nervous when I go to the dentist. Having said that, I have been going to Dr. Kasarsky for 11 years. I think if it wasn't for Jason and his high level of care I would not go as much as I do.Yesterday I had my front tooth worked on. A slight cap. He did an amazing job. I really don't know what to say. I don't review. The precision and level of perfection is something that you rarely see these days. As a perfectionist myself it is something that I strive for everyday- but rarely see. Unbelievable. It matched so well my wife couldn't tell which side was complete and worked on.I trust him so much that since moving to NJ from the East Village, I still travel 1 hour to see him and his trusted team."- D.G. / Google / Aug 08, 2016
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.