Rochester Gum Surgery
Preserving your natural teeth is ultimately our goal. Each patient, however, is unique, and we work closely with you and your referring dentist to find the best solution. If keeping your natural teeth is right for you, our Rochester gum surgery team has expertise in all the latest techniques aiming to preserve natural teeth. Gum surgery usually involves aesthetics. Dr. Zahavi’s additional expertise in prosthodontics (restoration) is invaluable when it comes to creating an aesthetic, natural-looking gum line.
Gum Surgery Services in Rochester NY
- Cosmetic: Some people have teeth that are visually “short” or “uneven in height.” The teeth, in fact, are usually the proper length, but are covered in excessive gum tissue. By surgically removing some of the tissue around the tooth, the gum line can be reshaped to a cosmetically beautiful, natural smile.
- Restorative: In order to place a restoration (such as a crown or a bridge) over existing teeth, there has to be sufficient crown exposed. In certain situations, such as a tooth that is broken or decayed below the gum line, the crown has to be surgically exposed to allow placement of the restoration. Dr. Zahavi pays careful attention to the cosmetic outcome of the gum surgery, so when the restoration is completed, the results will be aesthetic and natural looking. Dr. Zahavi and his team have been performing cosmetic and restorative surgery for many years, which is why they are the Rochester gum surgery experts.
Pocket Depth Reduction
These pockets are hard or even impossible to reach with regular brushing, so bacteria develop and thrive in these pockets. This causes further destruction of the periodontium and deepening of the pockets. This destructive process continues until there is not enough support for the tooth and it needs to be extracted.
In order to prevent tooth loss when deep pockets are present, a surgical procedure is needed. During the procedure, the gums are carefully moved away from the tooth, the pocket is cleaned, any diseased bone is removed, and then the gums are reattached to the clean, healthy bone for a snug fit around the tooth. With proper oral hygiene and regular professional maintenance cleaning, the periodontal disease and pockets should not reoccur.
Soft Tissue Grafts
Laser Technology and Periodontal Disease
Our certified periodontal hygienists have vast experience working with patients with periodontal disease or previous treatments. With a gentle touch, they are experts in thorough cleaning and noticing the smallest signs of disease that may require further attention. They take pride in educating our patients about the best oral-care routines and are especially happy to see our patients maintain a healthy smile for life.
Care Beyond Your Expectations