New York, NY (PRWEB) July 27, 2012
Dr. Cynthia Gomez is treating patients in Manhattan who have receding gums with a gum grafting procedure. Gum recession can lead to root exposure, which allows bacteria to attack the teeth and roots. Left unattended, it can lead to tooth loss. Having a gum graft procedure performed can protect the teeth and improve overall oral health.
Dr. Gomez wants to help her patients avoid the serious health problems that are often the result of gum disease. These include but are not limited to heart disease, diabetes and low birth-weight babies. Immediate symptoms of gum disease include receding gums, tissue inflammation, cavities, root sensitivity and exposure, just to name a few. In addition to these symptoms, bacteria can cause gum and bone deterioration, periodontal disease and tooth loss.
Dr. Gomez helps to reduce these problems by increasing the amount of gum tissue around the teeth with a gum graft. There are three different gum graft procedures that may be used depending on the patient's situation. The connective-tissue graft uses tissue removed from under an incision made in the roof of the mouth. The free gingival graft uses tissue removed directly from the roof of the mouth, and the pedicle gum grafting procedure makes use of excessive tissue near the spot that needs repair.
The tissue is attached to the area of the gum that is being treated and sutured into place. Over time, the graft grows together with the original gum, and the gum line will appear higher than it was. For most people, any pain associated with the procedure is usually able to be taken care of with anti-inflammatory medication that can be obtained over the counter. Click here for more information about receding gums and the gum graft procedure.
About the Doctor
Dr. Cynthia Gomez is a periodontist offering patients personalized dental care for New York, New York. Dr. Gomez studied at University of the Philippines and received her master’s degree in Oral Biology and Certificate in Periodontics from Boston University She became a doctor of dental surgery at New York University, graduating as part of the top five percent in her class. Dr. Gomez is part of one percent of dental professionals providing the most recent FDA cleared laser procedure for gum disease and periodontal treatment. She has been published in over 10 publications on periodontics. To learn more about Dr. Cynthia Gomez and her dental services visit her website at http://www.newyorkgumsurgery.com and call (646) 434-0688.