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 was very satisfied with the service I received with Dr Arrington and the staff. They made everything with both of my procedures easy to understand.
- Lesley F
- Denise W
Thank you Dr. Kim and Carolyn for your great care. You make coming to the appointment as pleasant as it could be!
- Helen P
- Ayden C
Dr Kim performed several tissue grafts above a crown and adjoining teeth that over the years began to pull away and made me very conscious of the appearance. This graft work has improved the overall appearance and I am very satisfied with the outcome.
- Charles W
I really appreciate their patience with me and the way they put up with my fear of being in THE chair! Even though I feel like a child while here they bear with me and treat me very well. I never want Carolyn to retire. She is great.
- Bonnie A
Professional and knowledgeable.
The experience with Dr. Kim and his staff was amazing. Very pleasant and courteous. Dr. Kim did a great job at limiting any amount of pain or discomfort during my procedure and during the recovery phase.
- Wes S
Friendly and professional staff, well qualified.
- Don S
Dr Arrington was great. Very little pain.
- Paula G
Everyone is always extremely helpful and make the experience a pleasure!!
- Sheila A
Love coming here and how well I am treated. love Dr. Arrington's gentle manner and patience. Loved how was treated during procedure as far as, music I liked was provided and made everything very enjoyable. After procedure I was given a basket of flowers that I even posted a picture of it on facebook
- Sheila J
the best ever
- virginia r
Extremely professional and friendly staff.
- Bonnie C
staff and doctor very friendly and I receive very good care.
- sharron v
Great staff. Timely, friendly. Recommend to others highly. I had a skin graft, with no complications, no pain, quick recovery. Had a tooth extraction and bone graft, also. No problems whatsoever.
- Patricia P
During the procedure I enjoyed the music, felt no pain, and actually enjoyed the time I spent in Dr. Kim's chair. (Is that even possible?)
- John G
Dr. Kim may be the most talented periodontist in NC. He comes highly recommended, and has a helpful and courteous staff.
- Will J
My experience has been one of complete satisfaction. i feel very relaxed and confident in the hands Dr Kim and his staff. i feel that they go beyond in helping their patients with their issues and concerns. My surgery was a breeze and recovery was without issue. i have and would highly recommend Dr. Kim and his caring and his efficient staff.
- Margo S
It took me a long time to get enough courage to do the gum graft. And after the procedure ,since I had no problems, I wish I had done it sooner.
- Ethel R