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.

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.

Before and after gingival grafting
Gum graft - before procedure  Gum graft - after procedure

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.

Check out the Photo Gallery of before and after pictures of actual patients.

 

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This was my first time having anything like this done. It was a lil scary at first. After my consulation, I was comfortable and ready. Procedure went well. Hopefully I won't have to have anything like this done again, but if so, I will definitely come back to Dr. Diab office. Great Dr. and staff!

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I was a crazy wreck worrying about the procedure but these folks are very caring and worked to help me overcome my worries. This is an amazing group!!!!

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