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 Gum Grafting 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

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

 

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Rocky Mount Periodontics and Implant Center

5 out of 5 stars based on 177 Gum Grafting reviews.

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I am always happy to be treated here because everyone is very pleasant and very proficient.

- Denise W

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A good experience. Was well done.

- ashton f

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had a wonderful experience with my graft procedure! The entire staff was very helpful and nice. I have to drive 45 minutes and it is worth the drive for this office. I would recommend this office to anyone.

- Alvin S

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This is the best dental office I have ever been to with hardly no waiting time. The doctors and staff are very professional in how they treat me as a patient. Very understanding and willing to answer all my questions and any concerns I might have. Would definitely recommend to anyone!

- Angela L

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Two surgeries were done, the first went very well and the staff answered all my questions. The second surgery was more entailed and I felt the staff seemed rushed with the procedure. The post check up appointments were good and all questions were answered.

- Laura C

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I was very nervous and had heard horror stories about gum grafting. My experience was very good. I had little to no pain after surgery and even after the pain medication wore off had little discomfort.

- Donna W

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Happy with The staff and Doctor. No complaints

- Bob c

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Great experience

- Alaina B

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It's a friendly atmosphere here and there's always great explanations when I need information.

- Karla H

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Always courteous and professional every time I come. I feel very relaxed when I come here and I know I'm getting a great cleaning from my hygienist! No complaints at all!

- Cindy B

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Very professional and thorough. I give Dr Kim, Debbie, and staff a 6 star rating!!

- Sam F

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Dr. Arrington and the entire team are detailed, friendly, compassionate and are always available. The pre and post procedure instructions are well delineated and easy to follow.

- Krista M

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Highly satisfied with my care.

- Scott T

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I had a flawless experience and would definitely recommend this office.

- Barbara H

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I was overall pleased with the experience of having a gum graft. Dr. Kim is a great periodontist and I would recommend him to anybody!

- Kristie L

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I've been coming for 30 years, and everything has been good since the scaling and root planning cleaning. I've been seeing Carolyn for many years and she is more like family. Was seeing Dr. Strickland and I enjoyed seeing him. Now I see Dr .Kim and I enjoy him as well. Everything and everyone has been very pleasant.

- Joyce R

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Great staff! Love Dr. Kim and Debbie. Always very friendly and very professional.

- Connie C

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always friendly and helpful. Like not having to wait very long before being seen

- Liz P

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I have been coming to this office for 20+ years and have always been pleased with the treatment I have gotten. The staff and doctors are all very personable, patient and willing to listen and answer any questions I might have. I would not hesitate to recommend this practice to any and everyone that needs this type of specialized care.

- Jane H

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Everything I experienced was great. Dr. Kim and the staff was great. I would recommend Dr. Kim and his office to anyone needing a Perodontist or procedure done in his field.

- Ethan C

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