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 279 Gum Grafting reviews.

Patient Review by Blake M

Great experience! Great dental assistants and Dr. Kim was easy to talk to.

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Patient Review by Donna M

It has been a great experience!

- Donna M

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Patient Review by Mary Ann H

Could not have been more pleased with an unexpectedly painless procedure and great results.

- Mary Ann H

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Patient Review by Chris G

Def. would come back for future work. Very Satisfied.

- Chris G

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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

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Patient Review by Holly K

No problems with the graft procedure.

- Holly K

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Patient Review by Lee P

Outstanding on service. Better than expected. No problems during healing.

- Lee P

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Patient Review by Kaylee R

Overall a wonderful experience.

- Kaylee R

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Patient Review by Jack M

Very good care and service.

- Jack M

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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

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Patient Review by Hailey

Over all satisfied with the care given to me at this office.

- Hailey

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Patient Review by Alicia N

This experience has been great. Every one has been very nice and wonderful They have made the procedures, which i was nervous about, very pleasant.

- Alicia N

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Patient Review by Arthur H

Wonderful experience even though Dr. Kim pulls for the Washington Football Team.

- Arthur H

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Patient Review by Susan O

Excellent staff and treatment. Very please with how everything turned out.

- Susan O

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Patient Review by Connor S

Over all very satisfied with the work done at this office.

- Connor S

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Patient Review by Cole J

Very caring staff. Hard working! They take care of patient first.

- Cole J

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Patient Review by Brittany B

Dr. Kim was excellent. Took the extra steps to make sure i understood what was going on to ease anxiety.

- Brittany B

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Patient Review by Jenny T

It was a very good experience. The staff is amazing!!

- Jenny T

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Patient Review by Leslie L

Very professional staff and doctors. Very knowledgeable in procedure and treatment plan.

- Leslie L

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Patient Review by Susan R

My experience was very good with my gum graft.

- Susan R

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