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
I have been coming to this office for 20+ years, they have always been a friendly and pleasant place for my dental procedures.
- Gene P
I had connective tissue grafting everything went very well and I had not problems. It was a lot less painful and involved than I was imagining. I really like the staff and Dr. Kim they have been very professional and kind.
- Lois j
I have been coming here for many years now and always found Dr. Kim and his entire staff to be very well trained, very professional, very courteous and all the work explained completely so that I always was very comfortable with any work done.
- Mark C
Love, Love, Love this office and staff. Excellent care in past and feel future will be same.
- Judy J
My experience here has been wonderful, Friendly and very comforting. I really enjoy my visits here. Absolutely, nothing negative to say.
- Bettie Jean R
They did an excellent job
- Doris M
Staff is kind and professional. The two gum grafts I had have helped me keep my teeth!!
- Brenda L
Always receive professional quality treatment! No problems
- Gary J
I WAS SCARED TO COME IN TO HAVE SURGERY DONE, DUE TO NEVER HAVING ANY DENTAL SURGERY PREVIOUSLY. ALWAYS WENT TO ROUTINE DENTAL CHECK UPS .MY EXPERIENCE WAS VERY GREAT. ABSOLUTLY NO AFTER PAIN, BRUSING OR, SWELLING , ANY DAYS FOLLOWING SURGERY. ,DR ARRINGTON PHONED ME THE EVENING AFTER SURGERY, VERY ATTENTIVE TO MY CARE POST SURGERY .I WOULD DEFINITELY RECOMMEND ROCKY MOUNT PERIODONTIST/DR ARRINGTON FOR YOUR PERIODONTAL NEEDS. THANK YOU TO THE STAFF FOR YOUR CARE
- Greta F
- wil b
I have been a patient for many years and I could not ask for a better doctor. The staff is the best. They are always friendly and helpful..
- Jeanette W
Excellent experiences on all visits.
- Richard R
I have been coming here for years and I have always been treated with great respect and they have always put my needs first. I would recommend coming here to all.
- Dora G
Very satisfied! I wouldn't go anywhere else for my periodontal work!
- Barbara M
I have had grafts in all 4 quadrants, and it could not have been a better experience. I knew exactly what they were doing, why they were doing it, and how long I could expect for it to heal. They called to be sure I was OK after the surgeries, and consistently checked to be sure that I was healing properly and that the grafts were holding up. I have been extremely pleased with both the work, and the care, that I have received here. I would recommend this office, and have, to anyone experiencing a dental need. They are thorough, professional, and one of the most accommodating medical offices that I have ever been involved with. It is obvious that they care about their patients, and each other. I never thought that going to the dentist would be such a positive experience, or that having major dental surgery would be so painless with such an easy recovery.
- Vicki D
You have helped me keep my teeth for all these years. I am thankful for your conscientious care and you are the best!!
- jo H
I have excellent service at this office. I recently had a tissue graft on tooth #6 and the results were wonderful. This is a great office with a great staff
- Jimmy D
This office has always been very professional and courteous. I feel the gum grafting has and is helping me keep my teeth!
- Joyce B
I was scared to death to have my gum grafting procedure done. But Dr. Kim and the staff made me feel very comfortable. The surgery went well and I experienced no problems at all like i was imagining. Highly recommended.
- Faye T
very good service, never had any complaints
- Annette D