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

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Patient Review by charlotte f

This office has helped me keep my teeth. Would highly recommend for excellent service and services provided.

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Patient Review by Jennifer P

I love this office! I have been coming here for several years and they staff has always been so willing kind and friendly. Dr. Kim and the hygienists are extremely thorough; they keep me informed about my gum health and are very knowledgeable about my case. I would highly recommend using Rocky Mount Periodontics and Implant Center!

- Jennifer P

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Patient Review by William j

Dr. Kim may be the most talented periodontist in NC. He comes highly recommended and does great work.

- William j

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Patient Review by Alice C

My whole experience was great! Everything great

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Patient Review by Barksdale T

have had a wonderful experience in my many years coming here!

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Patient Review by Angela C

I have received two different gum grafts and have been well pleased.

- Angela C

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Patient Review by Millie S

I have been coming here since the mid-80's and have had nothing but great experiences coming here! Great care from the staff and doctor always!

- Millie S

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Patient Review by Debby B

Best hygienist around! Dr. Kim is an educator and great dentist.

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Patient Review by Tracy L

I highly recommend coming here. Coming here saved my teeth. Very satisfied!

- Tracy L

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Patient Review by Katie N

Dr. Kim is very good and good at explaining things. Very good personality. His a perfectionist and I am myself so it worked out well !

- Katie N

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Patient Review by James P

I have been very pleased with the gum grafting surgery which I feel has helped me to keep my teeth. I would highly recommend Debbie and Dr. Kim for my Periodontal needs. Very pleasant experience.

- James P

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Patient Review by Margaret E

I would recommend both Dr. Kim and Dr. Arrington to my family & friends!!

- Margaret E

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Patient Review by Taylor C

After several grafting procedures, I would recommend anyone who needed similar care to this office for their needs. The staff and Dr. Kim are excellent and make each procedure seamless and easy with excellent results!

- Taylor C

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Everything has always been excellent. I have been coming here along time.

- Anonymous

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Patient Review by Anna A

I have been very comfortable with Dr. Kim and his staff, having had gum grafting 3 separate times. They have always put me at ease and have taken great care of me. In fact, this is the office I chose when I needed an implant. I highly recommend this practice to anyone needing these services.

- Anna A

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Patient Review by Connie P

Dr. Kim and his team are excellent in every way! I had a great experience with my procedure, and will definitely return here if I need periodontal care in the future.

- Connie P

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Patient Review by Vicky R

Great customer service and excellent work

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Patient Review by Shirley H

Always good service!

- Shirley H

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Patient Review by Deborah B

I could not have had a better experience with Dr. Arrington. In addition to a great surgical experience, she was extremely thorough with all explanations and post operative management. Additionally I should emphasize that I experienced no pain either intra-operatively or post operatively.

- Deborah B

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Patient Review by Leona B

I have been receiving my periodontal treatment at this office for many, many years! I can honestly say that I have always found their staff to be so kind and efficient! They do such a good, thorough job cleaning my teeth and detecting any problems, as well as explaining everything to me. I always say that they make what could be an unpleasant experience, one that I don't dread at all. I would highly recommend them to anyone needing periodontal treatment!

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