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999 Walt Whitman Road Suite 303
Melville, NY 11747
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999 Walt Whitman Road Suite 303
Melville, NY 11747

Periodontal Surgery Melville, NY & Springfield, NJ

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Leading Edge Specialized Dentistry provides periodontal surgery in Melville, NY & Springfield, NJ. To learn more, call our New York office at 631-351-3444 or our New Jersey office at 973-315-7830 or contact us today to schedule an appointment.

What is Surgical Periodontal Care?

Surgical periodontal care includes procedures that encourage tissue regeneration, such as bone and gum grafting. It also includes removal or reshaping of tissue, such as in crown lengthening procedures. These procedures serve to improve the health of the support structures for the teeth, allowing them to stay securely in place for your lifetime.

Benefits of Surgical Periodontal Care

Periodontal surgery provides a variety of benefits:

  • Improve jaw bone health. Surgical periodontal care can improve the health of your jaw bone, which helps your existing teeth stay secure and makes it possible for a dental implant to replace a tooth.
  • Improve gum health. Periodontal surgery can treat and prevent gum disease as well as reverse the effects, such as receding gums.
  • Secure your teeth in place. All periodontal surgeries improve the support structures for your teeth (jaw, gums, etc.), which hold your teeth securely in place.
  • Improve your appearance. Surgical periodontal care can improve your facial structure and your smile.

Procedures Offered

We provide the following periodontal surgeries:

Bone grafting. A bone graft procedure involves the placement of a bone graft over the existing jaw bone to strengthen it and encourage regeneration.

Gum grafting. In a gum graft procedure, soft tissue is taken from another part of the mouth and placed over exposed tooth roots where gum tissue has been lost.

Crown lengthening. Gum tissue is removed to expose more of the tooth structure for cosmetic purposes or to make room for a dental crown to be placed.

Why Choose Leading Edge Specialized Dentistry?

Some dental issues require specialized care. When you need surgical periodontal care, Leading Edge Specialized Dentistry has the expertise to address specific issues with the support structures for your teeth, your jaw and gums. We carefully and thoroughly evaluate your periodontal health in order to provide the best possible care, whether that includes surgical or other periodontal procedures. Our office is equipped with the latest technology to make procedures more efficient and less invasive for faster recovery and a better overall patient experience.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where does the bone graft come from in a bone graft procedure?

The bone graft used in a bone graft procedure could be harvested from the patient’s own body. In other cases a piece of animal bone that has been treated and sterilized will be used. A synthetic bone graft is another possible option.

What causes gum disease?

Gum disease is a bacterial infection of the gum tissue. It occurs when too much plaque builds up on the teeth and remains there for an extended period of time. When brushing and flossing alone are not enough to prevent gum disease, periodontal surgery may be necessary.

Is gum grafting painful?

Local anesthesia is used during a gum graft procedure, both in the area receiving the gum graft and also in the area where the tissue is harvested. This numbs the nerves so that you won’t feel any pain during the procedure. If you experience any discomfort following the procedure, over the counter pain medication can help.

Call 631-351-3444 or 973-315-7830 or contact us today to schedule an appointment.

Contact our office today to schedule your appointment!

Leading Edge Specialized Dentistry
999 Walt Whitman Road Suite 303 Melville, NY 11747
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901 Mountain Ave, SC-13 Springfield, NJ 07081
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2780 Merrick Rd Bellmore, NY 11710
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