Gum Grafting

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.

Patient's mouth before gum grafting Patient's mouth after gum grafting
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.

The gingival graft procedure is highly predictable and results in a stable healthy band of attached tissue around the tooth.
Here are some more before (left pictures) and after (right pictures) photos from the gingival graft procedure:

BEFORE
AFTER

Patient's mouth before gum grafting Patient's mouth after gum grafting
Patient's mouth before gum grafting Patient's mouth after gum grafting

 

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Rocky Mount Periodontics and Implant Center

5 out of 5 stars based on 240 Gum Grafting reviews.

Patient Review by Parker K

Very satisfied with the outcome of my graft and pain free.

- Parker K

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Patient Review by Sharon G

Very appreciative of the service because everyone went above and beyond. Very professional and every one reacted with me positively.

- Sharon G

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Patient Review by Hope O

I have always felt comfortable coming to this office from the first visit, even the day of surgery. I would recommend this office to anyone needing gum treatment.

- Hope O

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Patient Review by Amy B

The procedure went as planned with no complications.

- Amy B

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Patient Review by Sheila W

Found this office very professional and very thoughtful group of people. My regular was also very pleased with my gum grafting results.

- Sheila W

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Patient Review by Brenda W

Wonderful experience and a great staff. Everyone is very knowledgeable and kind. Would highly recommend this office!

- Brenda W

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Patient Review by Connor D

Overall a good experience.

- Connor D

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Patient Review by Nick D

Courteous and professional from start to finish. Highly recommended.

- Nick D

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Patient Review by Ashley J

Highly recommended office in the future.

- Ashley J

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Patient Review by Lisa M

Knowing that dental care, especially invasive care, is a bit of a fear factor for a lot of people the care of this practice makes such fears easily disappear. I highly, highly recommend coming here.

- Lisa M

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Patient Review by John V

This was a great experience. I felt like I was well taken care of and that they did a great job with helping me with my teeth.

- John V

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Patient Review by Arlene S

The procedure went directly as described, great instructions and overall a great experience. I would only change one thing, the length of the effects of the sedation.

- Arlene S

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Patient Review by Joanne W

I have been extremely pleased with the excellent care I have received in this office!!

- Joanne W

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Patient Review by Diane

I found everything to be a five star rating, if I could give a 10 I would!!

- Diane

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Patient Review by ANONYMOUS

I enjoyed the choice of music while the procedure was going on. I was surprised and of course very pleased that afterward I experienced no pain at all. Never had to take anything for pain. All appointments were quick and efficient.

- ANONYMOUS

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Patient Review by Carl S

Certainly pleased with results and defiantly better than expected, The procedure was explained very well what to expect before and after gum grafting. As we went through the procedure Dr. Kim explained step by step what he was doing and that made me feel very comfortable.

- Carl S

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Patient Review by Joe R

Overall happy with staff and office!

- Joe R

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Patient Review by ann k

Everyone very helpful. Carolyn is great !

- ann k

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Patient Review by Olivia W

The gum graft was not as bad as I thought it was going to be. I did very well with the procedure.

- Olivia W

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Patient Review by Brenda B

Everything has been pleasant in this office.

- Brenda B

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