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 Liz P
always friendly and helpful. Like not having to wait very long before being seen
- Liz P
Patient Review by Jane H
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
Patient Review by Ethan C
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
Patient Review by Edward R
After being referred to Dr Kim, he suggested that I have skin graft. He and his staff were very thorough, friendly and professional. I knew what to expect and the results were excellent. Dr Kim's office followed me for two years with annual recalls. I have now been released. It's all good!
- Edward R
Patient Review by Miriam F
I have been a patient here for 35+ years and have had many gum grafts which I feel have helped me keep my teeth. I highly recommend this office for any gum treatment you might need!
- Miriam F
Patient Review by Joe V
Over the last 10 years after having a gum graft all experiences very well pleased. The graft has done great helping to keep problems under control. I highly recommend this office.
- Joe V
Patient Review by Ruth T
Very good experience. Staff did a great job of making sure I was comfortable and at ease.
- Ruth T
Patient Review by Jenni
I had a great experience
Patient Review by Renee K
I found Dr. Kim and his staff extremely helpful during procedure and follow up care. I highly recommend this practice.
- Renee K
Patient Review by Sandra T
Very professional and friendly. I would highly recommend to any one!
- Sandra T
Patient Review by Joe R
The staff is very friendly and personable. Always professional. I am satisfied with my dental care and recommend this office.
- Joe R
Patient Review by Robert C
Always most professional in every way-----highly recommend
- Robert C
Patient Review by Wes S
Dr. Kim has performed the gingival grafts on me twice. It's all been pain-free. I'm very satisfied with the outcome!
- Wes S
Patient Review by Deborah R
I am very pleased with the quality of care Dr. Kim and his staff give me. All 5 stars!!!
- Deborah R
Patient Review by Barbara D
I have been coming to this practice for many years and was delighted to have Dr. Kim take me as his patient when Dr. Strickland retired. I have had gum tissue work done and was well pleased with the results. The entire staff are friendly and always welcoming. My hygienist, Carolyn takes excellent care of me. Would highly recommend this practice.
- Barbara D
Patient Review by Tim
Great experience and even better results!!!
Patient Review by Dennis C
there has never been any issues with this office. everyone has been great
- Dennis C
Patient Review by Connie B
extremely satisfied with dental procedures and excellent, qualified staff
- Connie B
Patient Review by Mary C
This is a great place. They have such a friendly staff. Debbie such a gentle soul with my cleanings and from several graphs Lisa and Dr Kim keeps me calm about the process and after care . They keep in touch to make sure everything is going well. It's like a second family.
- Mary C
Patient Review by Beth E
Love everyone here. Everyone here is so friendly and caring (Millie) and (Kim) and Dr. Arrington. If there is anything they can do for you they will. With a Smile.
- Beth E