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 294 Gum Grafting reviews.

Patient Review by Fynetta W

Everything was exceptional. Healing went well even though there was a slight concern. With an immunocompromised patient it went very well.

- Fynetta W

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Patient Review by April B

Outstanding results

- April B

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Patient Review by Lois M

Was anxious coming in. The staff and doctors made me feel at ease.

- Lois M

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Patient Review by Jennifer B

Excellent care and very through.

- Jennifer B

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Patient Review by Deborah W

Dr. Kim and his staff were wonderful. I would definitely return if needed. Impressive.

- Deborah W

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Patient Review by Tammy K

Overall experience was wonderful!

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Patient Review by Jonathan w

Faaaaaaaaantastic

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Patient Review by Connie B

A great experience! Extensive gum grafting procedure went well and Dr. Kim and his staff were phenomenal! I am so blessed to have been under their care!

- Connie B

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Patient Review by Kelsey H

Grafting was much better than I anticipated.

- Kelsey H

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Patient Review by Josh L

Great experience! Everyone is super friendly and professional. Dr. Kim is an incredibly gifted surgeon and has a real passion for gums. (It is always reassuring to know he probably goes to sleep dreaming about gums, ) I trust him completely and know I am in good hands for any future work I may need to have done.

- Josh L

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Patient Review by Lillian R

Very good

- Lillian R

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Patient Review by Sandra S

Over staff was exellent to deal with. Dr. Kim was very knowledgeable., Everything explained well. Positive attitude. Very satisfied with outcome!

- Sandra S

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Patient Review by Drew P

Really appreciate the dedication to hard work and to a job well done. Very easy staff to communicate with and super friendly. Highly recommend this service

- Drew P

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Patient Review by Cindy V

Best dental care I have had in my lifetime!

- Cindy V

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Patient Review by Kimberly L

Very Satisfied.

- Kimberly L

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Patient Review by Blake M

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

- Blake M

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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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