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Arlington Family Dentistry | Gingival / Gum Grafting in Arlington, VA

Dr. Serdar Ozturk, DDS, FAGD
Dr. Richard Koh, DDS, MS


 

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2522 Lee Highway
Arlington, VA 22201

 

2522 Lee Highway
Arlington, VA 22201

Call Us: 703-243-1166

   
Monday & Wednesday: 8am to 5 pm

Tuesday : 10 am to 7 pm      Thursday : 7:30 am to 5pm

Saturday: 8am to 2pm

 

Gingival / Gum Grafting

 
Arlington Family Dentistry in Arlington, VA VA

Gingivitis and in its advanced state, periodontitis, has a profound effect on the gums. As gingivitis progresses, more and more bacteria and plaque builds up, causing the gums to stretch. The end result it large pockets, that once they are cleaned out, remain on your gum line. These pockets cause the gums to recede, which aesthetically not pleasing to the eye. When the gums recede, an abnormal amount of tooth structure is exposed.

Gum grafting is the corrective procedure that restores the gum to its natural, healthy state. Using soft gum tissue from the roof of the mouth, the receded gums are grafted. The goal if the graft is to cover exposed tooth and root surfaces with grafted on oral tissue.  This grafting encourages new tissue growth that will enable the gums to return to its original position around the teeth. The procedure is routine and entails a minimal amount of downtime and discomfort.