what is 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.
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What Are the Benefits of Periodontal Surgery?
Periodontal surgery performed by Dr. Kasarsky is a safe and effective way to reshape the gums and gumline for both health and aesthetics. Depending on your needs and current gums, it can help fix either high or low gumlines. Benefits of periodontal surgery performed at Dr. Kasarsky’s New York City office include:
- Removing bacteria from the gums
- Preventing gum damage or decay
- Alleviating symptoms of gum disease
- Improving bad breath
- Boosting the overall look of your smile
- Restoring optimal oral health functions
What is follow-up like after periodontal surgery?
Keeping up with a daily dental care system is vital after your periodontal surgery. As part of your post-operative care, Dr. Kasarsky and his staff will supply you with beneficial advice to strengthen your daily toothbrushing methods and protect your teeth and gums. We will then give you thorough after-care instructions to help you get well from your treatment smoothly. Periodontal maintenance services, which can be necessary in allowing you to conserve your gum health and in stopping active periodontal disease from returning, are usually recommended every 3 – 4 months. These appointments at Jason Kasarsky, DDS also act as your regular dental cleanings.
am i a candidate for periodontal surgery?
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.
Periodontal Surgery FAQ
Is periodontal surgery painful?
Some patients may experience some discomfort during a periodontal surgery procedure. That's why Dr. Kasarsky employs the latest local anesthetic and sedation technologies like nitrous oxide sedation and oral conscious sedation to ensure you are comfortable during the entire procedure. After periodontal surgery, some patients may experience normal minor swelling, bleeding, or discomfort, with the swelling, usually subsiding within 24 – 48 hours. Dr. Kasarsky may prescribe antibiotics and pain relievers to help with your recovery.
What dental issues does periodontal surgery fix?
Periodontal surgery is most commonly performed to address:
- Gum disease
- Low gum line (makes the teeth look small)
- High gum line (makes the teeth look overly large)
- Gaps in the gum line
- Balances an uneven gum line
How long is the recovery period after periodontal surgery?
The average recovery time after periodontal surgery is typically 1 – 2 weeks. Some patients may experience tooth sensitivity after periodontal surgery, but this is usually temporary and can be helped by using desensitizing toothpaste and mouthwash.
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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.