Soft Tissue Grafts

Soft tissue grafts are sometimes performed to treat gum disease, or correct other abnormalities.

The procedure involves taking gum tissue from the palate or another donor source to cover an exposed root in order to even the gum line and reduce sensitivity.

Periodontal procedures are available to stop further dental problems and gum recession, and to improve the aesthetics of your gum line.  For example, an exposed tooth root resulting from gum recession may not be causing you pain or sensitivity, but is causing one or more of your teeth to look longer than the others. In other cases, an exposed tooth root causes severe pain because it is exposed to extremes in temperatures or different kinds of food and liquids.

Once contributing factors are controlled, a soft tissue graft procedure will repair the defect and help to prevent additional recession and bone loss.

Bone Grafts

Bone grafts are performed to enhance the jaw bone so that a dental implant may be placed. If a tooth has been missing for an extended period, the bone below the gap may have begun to resorb (dissolve and enter the blood stream). This may not leave an adequate bone mass for a dental implant to become fully integrated with the jaw.

We offer bone grafts in-office. We will walk through the procedure with you beforehand so that you are prepared for treatment.

Robert M. Scotto, D.D.S.
615 Union St.
Schenectady, NY 12305


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