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.
Rocky Mount Periodontics and Implant Center
Excellent customer services, staff and doctors are very friendly. I was amazed that at each appointment I received the same excellent services with little to no wait time.
- Patricia S
I have been coming to this office for 30+ years and I am very satisfied.
- Fred L
- Sheila A
The staff is professional.
- Joe W
I had skin grafting done in several areas and the results were very good, very pleased and I highly recommend this office if you need grafting done.
- Cindy T
Very satisfied with the care given.
- Robbie R
The doctors and staff are the best of the best!!
- Kelly D
My experience at Dr. Kim's office was great. The staff is very friendly and the procedures I had done were all quick and painless.
- Johnathan V
Over all has been a wonderful experience.
- Kimberly J
Dr. Arrington and staff have been professional, friendly and easy to work with during my treatment. I would highly recommend them to family and friends.i
- Sandra B
I was nervous about this procedure. In fact, I postponed the appointment because of this. That was not necessary. The procedure was explained to me in detail and the surgery went without any problems. I never felt that I had been left alone. The staff was available if necessary. This is the best decision I have made. Now I don't have to worry about gum loss or the fact that I might have to have an implant replaced. If you have been told this procedure is needed, please don't put it off like I did. It will be the best decision you have made.
- JANIE N
No issues with procedure at all. No real pain with procedure which was a great surprise!
- Greg W
I had skin grafting done and it was trouble free. Rocky Mount is fortunate to have qualified Periodontist and continues the fine reputation of Parkview Dental and their staff. They have a very devoted staff with many many years of experience.
- Dennis E
- Sylvia A
Dr. Arrington done a wonderful job! I love her!! Carolyn, my hygienist is great, too!!!!
- Pamela S
I am very pleased with the care I receive from Dr. Kim and his staff. Rocky Mount is very fortunate to have such qualified professionals. I would highly recommend them to others.
- Nancy P
I am very satisfied working with Dr. Arrington and Carolyn. I believe Carolyn is truly sensitive to my anxiety when she cleans my teeth and that is very important to me. Being comfortable with care providers and trusting them is a major concern for me. The overall staff here has my confidence.
- Melody W
Dr. Kim and his staff are truly amazing people. From the time I first visited the practice with Dr. Strickland and Carolyn doing my cleaning, I have never had any complaints and appreciate the care, concern and follow up I have received. Thanks to all of you.
- Julie R
Excellent Care provide. Meets all of my expectations. Would recommend this office to anyone that would need this service.
- Linda E
I'm very pleased! Dr. Kim is very professional and an excellent periodontist and I would recommend him to anyone! Glad we have him in Rocky Mount!
- Janie W