Treatment For Receding Gums
When recession of the gingiva occurs, the body loses a natural defense against both bacterial penetration and trauma. When gum recession is a problem, gum reconstruction using grafting techniques is an option.
When there is only minor recession, some healthy gingiva often remains and protects the tooth, so that no treatment other than modifying home care practices is necessary. However, when recession reaches the mucosa, the first line of defense against bacterial penetration is lost.
before and after gum grafting
In addition, gum recession often results in root sensitivity to hot and cold foods as well as an unsightly appearance of the gum and tooth. When significant, gum recession can predispose to worsening recession and expose the root surface, which is softer than enamel, leading to root caries and root gouging.
A gingival graft is designed to solve these problems. A thin piece of tissue is taken from the roof of the mouth or gently moved over from adjacent areas to provide a stable band of attached gingiva around the tooth. The gingival graft may be placed in such a way as to cover the exposed portion of the root.
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Patient Review by Jonathan w
- Jonathan w
Patient Review by Connie B
A great experience! Extensive gum grafting procedure went well and Dr. Kim and his staff were phenomenal! I am so blessed to have been under their care!
- Connie B
Patient Review by Kelsey H
Grafting was much better than I anticipated.
- Kelsey H
Patient Review by Josh L
Great experience! Everyone is super friendly and professional. Dr. Kim is an incredibly gifted surgeon and has a real passion for gums. (It is always reassuring to know he probably goes to sleep dreaming about gums, ) I trust him completely and know I am in good hands for any future work I may need to have done.
- Josh L
Patient Review by Lillian R
- Lillian R
Patient Review by Sandra S
Over staff was exellent to deal with. Dr. Kim was very knowledgeable., Everything explained well. Positive attitude. Very satisfied with outcome!
- Sandra S
Patient Review by Drew P
Really appreciate the dedication to hard work and to a job well done. Very easy staff to communicate with and super friendly. Highly recommend this service
- Drew P
Patient Review by Cindy V
Best dental care I have had in my lifetime!
- Cindy V
Patient Review by Kimberly L
- Kimberly L
Patient Review by Blake M
Great experience! Great dental assistants and Dr. Kim was easy to talk to.
- Blake M
Patient Review by Donna M
It has been a great experience!
- Donna M
Patient Review by Mary Ann H
Could not have been more pleased with an unexpectedly painless procedure and great results.
- Mary Ann H
Patient Review by Chris G
Def. would come back for future work. Very Satisfied.
- Chris G
Patient Review by Jan D
Dr. Kim is not too bad for the yes and he is definitely worth coming to see for your care. All kidding aside, he is a good oral surgeon. He gets a 100!
- Jan D
Patient Review by Holly K
No problems with the graft procedure.
- Holly K
Patient Review by Lee P
Outstanding on service. Better than expected. No problems during healing.
- Lee P
Patient Review by Kaylee R
Overall a wonderful experience.
- Kaylee R
Patient Review by Jack M
Very good care and service.
- Jack M
Patient Review by Babara B
Excellent experience. I was very apprehensive about the procedure but everyone made me feel at ease. I would recommend this practice for anyone needing this type care.
- Babara B
Patient Review by Hailey
Over all satisfied with the care given to me at this office.