Gum Grafting

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 Grafting After 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:
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Before Gum Grafting After Gum Grafting
Before Gum Grafting After Gum Grafting
   
   
   
   
   
   

 

Rocky Mount Periodontics and Implant Center

5 out of 5 stars based on 102 Gum Grafting reviews.

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This is a great place. They have such a friendly staff. Debbie such a gentle soul with my cleanings and from several graphs Lisa and Dr Kim keeps me calm about the process and after care . They keep in touch to make sure everything is going well. It's like a second family.

- Mary C

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Love everyone here. Everyone here is so friendly and caring (Millie) and (Kim) and Dr. Arrington. If there is anything they can do for you they will. With a Smile.

- Beth E

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my experience here have all been positive. The staff are always very pleasant and professional. The Doctors present a great deal of knowledge and sincere interest in the patients well being. Carolyn has looked after my cleanings for years and has done an outstanding job. Always courteous and helpful.

- Donnie S

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I have been coming here twice a year since the 1980's and see Debbie for my cleanings and I think she's great. I saw Dr. Ford for many years and now Dr. Kim is taking great care of me. I learned the proper way to clean my teeth when I started coming here. I did not have any problems with having my gum grafts. I had no pain or soreness at all. I am a happy, thankful patient.

- Brenda R

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Excellent

- Will J

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I have been a patient in this office for many years even through the turnover of doctors. I have always received excellent care and will continue to be a patient.

- Karyl M

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I am been a patient since 1995 and received excellent care. I would recommend this office to everyone.

- Mary W

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Dr. Arrington and entire staff have gone above and beyond to make sure that my procedure was as painless as possible. All questions and concerns, have been patiently answered. And everyone on the staff has been friendly and patient.

- Janie N

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The whole office was super nice and i did not mind coming here at all. The experience was great.

- Miranda H

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This periodontitis is extremely knowledgeable and caring. I would recommend both doctors. Everyone in the practice is caring and concerned with patient welfare. They listened intently to my concerns and fears. They were gentle and kind throughout every procedure and during the check ups afterward.

- Barbara M

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This office has helped me keep my teeth. Would highly recommend for excellent service and services provided.

- charlotte f

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I love this office! I have been coming here for several years and they staff has always been so willing kind and friendly. Dr. Kim and the hygienists are extremely thorough; they keep me informed about my gum health and are very knowledgeable about my case. I would highly recommend using Rocky Mount Periodontics and Implant Center!

- Jennifer P

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Dr. Kim may be the most talented periodontist in NC. He comes highly recommended and does great work.

- William j

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My whole experience was great! Everything great

- Alice C

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have had a wonderful experience in my many years coming here!

- Barksdale T

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I have received two different gum grafts and have been well pleased.

- Angela C

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I have been coming here since the mid-80's and have had nothing but great experiences coming here! Great care from the staff and doctor always!

- Millie S

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Best hygienist around! Dr. Kim is an educator and great dentist.

- Debby B

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I highly recommend coming here. Coming here saved my teeth. Very satisfied!

- Tracy L

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Dr. Kim is very good and good at explaining things. Very good personality. His a perfectionist and I am myself so it worked out well !

- Katie N

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Fill out our Appointment Form or call us at Rocky Mount Periodontics and Implant Center Phone Number 252-446-0400 if you have any questions or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Kim or Dr. Arrington today!