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.
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
Patient Review by Joyce R
I started coming here many years ago to have tissue grafting surgery with Dr. Strickland. I continued to keep coming here when Dr. Strickland retired, and have been very impressed with Dr. Kim. I always see Carolyn for my cleaning appointments. She has become a good friend as well as a great dental hygienist.
- Joyce R
Patient Review by Greta F
Wonderful, wonderful. Would recommend dental care with Dr. Arrington for any surgical procedures and follow ups. For the duration of time with Dr. Arrington was approx. a year and I had absolutely no concerns.
- Greta F
Patient Review by Richard t
I really like coming to this office, because I like being seen on time. Dr. Arrington is a really good periodontist. I expecially like the way she does the oral cancer screening. And, Carolyn does a good job cleaning my teeth.
- Richard t
Patient Review by Theresa R
Great office and I will continue to come as I have been a patient here for 30+ years. The gum grafts have helped me keep my lower teeth.
- Theresa R
Patient Review by Bill T
I am very pleased with the treatment I received and with the aftercare in maintaining my gums and teeth. Dr. Kim and his staff are all wonderful.
- Bill T
Patient Review by Liz P
I had gum grafting and everything went very good. The staff is always friendly when I have my visits
- Liz P
Patient Review by Stefanie L
I would absolutely recommend this office for a dental procedure. Upon learning that I needed to have a gingival graft I was very nervous and did not know what to expect. Dr Kim and staff explained every detail and assured me that I would be taken care of and they did just that.
- Stefanie L
Patient Review by Beverly M
As a patient that is terrified to go to the dentist, the experience was better than I expected. The staff and doctors always made me feel more relaxed and helped to build up my confidence to be there. I would highly recommend this office for dental treatment.
- Beverly M
Patient Review by Patricia C
I have always had excellent care.
- Patricia C
Patient Review by Kathy S
- Kathy S
Patient Review by Larry D
I always have professional care.
- Larry D
Patient Review by Kenneth H
Dr. Ford did the first skin grafting and Dr. Kim did the last grafting procedure. I did very well with the procedure and had no problems.
- Kenneth H
Patient Review by Betty Jo T
I had gum tissue grafting done with Dr. Kim. People Immediately started telling me how painful it would be. You’ll be out of work due to pain afterwards ect. I must say those ppl were completely wrong. I was back at work next day only medication needed was antibiotic and mouth rinse. There was no pain and areas where tissue was removed for grafting healed quickly. During the process you feel absolutely nothing. And where the tissue was removed and you rub it with your tongue it feels like...”after” you have burned inside of your mouth on a hot slice of pizza. So nothing bad at all. Dr. Kim has a great easy going staff to make your visit much more relaxing than you think it will be!
- Betty Jo T
Patient Review by Shealia G
I had skin grafting done by Dr. Kim and I pleasantly surprised of how well I got along with the procedure.
- Shealia G
Patient Review by Karen G
Procedure time was exactly as explained. Site in roof of mouth where donor tissue was taken was significantly more painful with increased healing time from what I initially anticipated. Never had any difficulty or pain at actual graft site.
- Karen G
Patient Review by Laura C
Took a little longer for final graft to heal in the roof of the mouth, but got along fine. I have had good results from all grafts and everything seems to be fully healed.
- Laura C
Patient Review by Ann T
Always have a great experience!
- Ann T
Patient Review by Lesley F
I was a little apprehensive about having gum grafting done. I had always heard "horror" stories about it, but Dr. Arrington and her staff put my fears at ease. They were all so kind and considerate. Dr. Arrington explained everything so that I knew exactly what to expect. The staff assisting her was always accommodating to every need. I would recommend this office to anyone needing gum grafting or any other procedures that Dr, Arrington preforms.
- Lesley F
Patient Review by long time patient
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
Patient Review by Kim W
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