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Michael Schacter, D.M.D., P.C. of Yonkers, NY specializes in periodontics.  Dr. Schacter is a member of the American Academy of Periodontology and the Northeast Society of Periodontists. He offers surgical and non-surgical periodontal therapy

 

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Periodontal Disease Linked to Cardiovascular Disease

While current research does not yet provide evidence of a causal relationship between the two diseases, scientists have identified biologic factors, such as chronic inflammation, that independently link periodontal disease to the development or progression of cardiovascular disease in some patients. - PRNews wire.

 

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Michael A. Schacter, D.M.D., P.C. of Yonkers, NY specializes in the care and treatment of the supporting structures of the teeth and implant dentistry.

Our doctors and staff are committed to providing you with the highest quality of care by making your experience as relaxed and comfortable as possible. Call today to schedule an appointment.

 

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Dr. Schacter maintains an active membership in many professional associations. He was recognized as a “Top Dentist” in Westchester County Magazine in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018

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Periodontal Care


  • Scaling and root planing
  • Osseous surgery
  • Occlusal adjustment
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  •  Soft tissue (Gum) grafting
  • Implants
  • Clinical crown lengthening
  • Guided tissue bone regeneration
  • Cosmetic periodontal surgery
  • Periodontal Maintenance

 

Scaling and root planing

Scaling and root planing is one of the most effective ways to treat gum disease before it becomes severe. Scaling and root planing cleans between the gums and the teeth down to the roots. Your dentist may need to use a local anesthetic to numb your gums and the roots of your teeth.  Read more

 

Osseous (Bone) Surgery

 

Surgical therapy on gums treats infection that is too advanced and pockets that are too deep to be corrected by scaling and root planing alone. The gums are opened and the infection removed and then they are repositioned to make it easier to keep the teeth and roots clean.  Read more

 

 

 

Bone SurgeryAfter numbing the area very well, an incision is made in the gum to separate the gum from the tooth. This "flap" allows us to access to the plaque calculus deep in the pocket.

Occlusal Adjustment

Occlusion (dentistry), is the manner in which the upper and lower teeth come together when the mouth is closed. Occlusal Adjustment is a procedure that makes corrections to the bite associated with loose, shifting teeth or teeth that are biting too hard. Balancing and evenly distributing the biting and chewing forces on a tooth reduces the looseness and relieves excessive pressures on the supporting gum and bone structures. Read more

 

Soft Tissue (Gum) Grafting

Gum Grafting is a generic name for any of a number of surgical periodontal procedures whose combined aim is to cover an area of exposed tooth root surface with grafted oral tissue. The covering of exposed root surfaces accomplishes a number of objectives including prevention of further root exposure, decreased or eliminated sensitivity.   Read more

Gums can recede for several reasons. They include:

  • Periodontal disease
  • Physical trauma (brushing too hard, too often or with a hard brush)
  • Tooth position
  • Gum tissue that is naturally thin

If gums recede severely, some of the tooth's root will be exposed. This can make the tooth sensitive to hot or cold temperatures and more prone to root decay. Some people also don't like the way it looks.

Soft-tissue grafts are used to add more gum tissue. This can accomplish several things:

  • Prevent further recession
  • Cover the exposed root
  • Stop the sensitivity
  • Improve the look of the tooth

Some people's gums are naturally very thin. This increases the likelihood they will recede. In these cases, a soft-tissue graft may be done to prevent problems in the future.


There are three different types of soft-tissue grafts:

  • Free gingival grafts
  • Connective-tissue grafts
  • Pedicle grafts

In a free gingival graft, a small strip of flesh is removed from the roof of the mouth (palate). The tissue, called the graft, is then stitched to the gum tissue in the area being treated. A free graft is often used for people who naturally have little gum tissue around their teeth and need to have the gums enlarged.

In a connective-tissue graft, a flap is cut in the roof of the mouth. The flap forms a "trap door" shape. Some tissue from under the flap is removed. The flap is then stitched back down. The tissue that was removed is known as subepithelial connective tissue. This graft tissue is slipped under the gum tissue that surrounds an exposed root. Then it is stitched into place. This is the most commonly used procedure for treating root exposure.

A pedicle graft uses a flap of tissue from the gum of a tooth next to the one with recession. The flap is partially cut away, with one edge still attached. This flap is called a pedicle. It is slid sideways to cover the exposed root and stitched into place. A pedicle graft usually heals quickly because at least some of the blood vessels that feed the grafted section remain in place. However, a pedicle graft can be done only in certain cases. There must be a tooth next to the one being treated that has enough gum tissue to "share."

With all of these procedures, many periodontists will use a periodontal dressing to cover the grafted areas. This is a soft material with a texture like modeling clay. It will be used to protect the grafted tissue for the first week or two of healing.  Read more

 

Dental Implants

A dental implant is a "root" device, usually made of titanium, used in dentistry to support restorations that resemble a tooth or group of teeth to replace missing teeth.

Implants provide a strong foundation for fixed (permanent) or removable replacement teeth that are made to match your natural teeth.  Read more

 

Clinical Crown Lengthening

Crown lengthening is a surgical procedure performed by a dentist to expose a greater amount of tooth structure for the purpose of subsequently restoring the tooth prosthetically.[1] This is done by incising the gingival tissue around a tooth and, after temporarily displacing the soft tissue, predictably removing a given height of alveolar bone from the circumference of the tooth or teeth being operated on.  Read more

 

Guided Bone Tissue Regeneration

Guided bone regeneration or GBR, and guided tissue regeneration or GTR are dental surgical procedures that utilize barrier membranes to direct the growth of new bone and gingival tissue at sites having insufficient volumes or dimensions of bone or gingiva for proper function, esthetics or prosthetic restoration.

GBR is similar to guided tissue regeneration (GTR) but is focused on development of hard tissues in addition to the soft tissues of the periodontal attachment. At present, guided bone regeneration is predominantly applied in the oral cavity to support new hard tissue growth on an alveolar ridge to allow stable placement of dental implants. Used in conjunction with sound surgical technique, GBR is a reliable and validated procedure. Read more

Cosmetic Periodontal Surgery

Periodontal plastic procedures can enhance your smile by correcting problems like an uneven gum line, receding gums, missing teeth, long teeth, exposed roots, and indentations in the gums or jawbone.

In recent years, Cosmetic surgery has become more popular than ever before especially now that more Americans are living longer and aging more gracefully with the help of plastic surgery. Periodontal plastic surgery has also felt this trend as it has experienced a significant shift toward cosmetic-related surgery to help make smiles last a lifetime. Read more

 

 

Periodontal Maintenance

Periodontal therapy involves many factors and events, including probing, radiographs, diagnosis, case typing, treatment planning, scaling, irrigating, surgery, prescribing, re-evaluating, and periodontal maintenance, among others. Some or all of these activities are necessary to arrive at a successful clinical outcome; however, only one of them determines the longevity of our successful treatment results - periodontal maintenance..   Read more

 

   

 

 

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  • We offer surgical and non-surgical periodontal therapy.
  • Contact Michael A. Schacter, D.M.D., P.C. today at 914-963-7700
  • "Top Dentist” in Westchester County Magazine in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • "Top Dentist” in Westchester County Magazine in 2018
  • We care about you as well as your Periodontal Health
  • Dr. Schacter specializes in placing dental implants
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