About Periodontal Surgery
Dr. Jason Kasarsky, New York City dentist and periodontal surgeon, performs periodontal surgery for patients with gum related problems and various stages of gum disease. Some aspects of periodontal surgery may seem more cosmetic in nature, such as having a high or low gum line, but surgery can help not only to contour the gum line, but improve the overall health of the gums. Some patients have a high gum line, which can make the teeth appear too big, while others have the opposite condition, where the gum line appears low, making the teeth look very small. Periodontal surgery corrects the gum tissue, grafting it and recontouring it for a normal appearance. Having too much gum, or not enough, can lead to complex dental issues if not treated correctly. Our team uses the latest surgical techniques to recreate the gum line, using gum tissue grafts when necessary to fill in gaps where the gum line is above the root.
"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
Periodontal surgery is used to correct an uneven gum line. If the gum line is to low, laser can be used, or a surgical technique, to raise it. This essentially removes excess gum, and then contours it to look natural. Patients with a gum line that is too high often need gum grafting to create a lower gum line. This helps protect the teeth and the roots from over exposure, tooth decay, and other dental issues. Some patients also have gapping within the gums. These gaps are often caused by tooth loss and can be fixed with an implant or other type of dental augmentation.
Gum surgery can be uncomfortable for patients, which is why we offer several variations of anesthesia to help patents relax and control any pain. After periodontal surgery, or any type of gum contouring, there will be some swelling and the patient will be sore. It generally takes about 24-48 hours for the swelling to reduce, and approximately a full week to recover from surgery. During this time, patients are asked to stay on a soft food/liquid diet to help the mouth recover, control inflammation, etc. Many times, we will prescribe antibiotics or pain medication to help aid in the recovery process.
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Healthy, Natural Gums
Patients with a "gummy" appearing smile, or feel that they show little teeth due to low gums, or too much teeth due to high gums, may consider periodontal surgery to correct their gum line. Using grafting techniques, and other periodontal surgical processes, Dr. Kasarsky and team can create a healthy, normal appearing smile. We invite you to call our New York City dental practice and learn more today.