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.
For more information about Gum Grafting or to schedule an appointment with our doctors:
- Call us at Rocky Mount Periodontics and Implant Center Phone Number 252-446-0400.
- Fill out our Appointment Form.
Rocky Mount Periodontics and Implant Center
I have been coming to Rocky Mt Periodontics & Implant Center for 20 years & have had nothing but great experiences. The doctors & staff are easy to talk to & work with. I've had (2) dental implants & multiple tissue grafts & my results have always been great. I would highly recommend Rocky Mt Periodontics & Implant Center!
- long time patient
The dental surgeries that Dr Kim performs are excellent and top notch. Staff members are very welcoming and professional . Dr Kim also explains the projected outcome of the intended surgery and continues with excellent follow-up to ensure patient satisfaction.
- Kim W
My experiences in this office have been outstanding. The superior professionalism, courtesy, and skill provided by the staff have made this the only place I will ever go when I need these services. I highly recommend coming here; you won't regret it. UPDATE: I had another procedure and it was as wonderful as the first. They saw me on short notice and reassured me everything was healing nicely. No charge for the extra visit.
- Ann T
I had the BEST experience! Dr. Kim and his staff are wonderful and so caring, skilled and excellent providers! I highly recommend Dr. Kim for periodontal care and will gladly come back for further treatments as needed.
- Kimberly M
Very professional and competent practice. Always have the sense they know what they are doing and have the patient's best interest at heart. Dr. Kim does not lack for energy and enthusiasm.
- Mike W
Great experience and staff.
- Ramona G
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