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Red Bank, NJ 07701
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Red Bank, NJ 07701

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Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

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.


Joseph T. Buzzanco, D.M.D.

Joseph T. Buzzanco, D.M.D. is a general dentist practicing in Red Bank, New Jersey. He was born and raised in the Red Bank area, attending St. Mary's and Mater Dei Prep before going on to study at Farleigh Dickinson University in northern New Jersey where he graduated Magna Cum Laude as President of the Honors College. He then went on to receive a Doctorate in Medical Dentistry from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.

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