Gum Graft
(Subepithelial Connective Tissue Grafts)

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.

Gum grafting can protect the appearance and health of your teeth! Call ☎ East Brunswick Office Phone Number 732-257-7300 to schedule your consultation.

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.

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Pre-Op

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Post-Op 5 months

The gingival graft procedure is highly predictable and results in a stable healthy band of attached tissue around the tooth.

Middlesex Periodontics & Dental Implants, PC

5 out of 5 stars based on 3 gum grafting reviews.

Patient Review

Very painless experience, excellent staff and accomodation

- David M

5 out of 5 stars on
Procedure
Gum Grafting
Will You Return For Additional Care If Needed?
Yes
Would You Recommend Us To A Friend?
Yes
Courtesy / Friendliness Shown To You By Our Staff:
Very friendly and courteous
Ease Of Scheduling Your Appointment With Our Office:
Very easy and accomdating for scheduling
Waiting Time:
No waiting
Overall Staff Rating:
Rating: 5
Overall Doctor Rating:
Rating: 5

Patient Review

The doctor explained the procedure in depth during my initial consultation. I found this very helpful. After the procedure I was given his cell number and encouraged to call if I had any problems or questions. The follow-up was very thorough. I would certainly recommend this practice to all who need this service.

- Ellen G

5 out of 5 stars on
Procedure
Gum Grafting
Will You Return For Additional Care If Needed?
Yes
Would You Recommend Us To A Friend?
Yes
Courtesy / Friendliness Shown To You By Our Staff:
Each staff member was very friendly and the front desk staff was always helpful in making appointments or taking care of billing issues.
Ease Of Scheduling Your Appointment With Our Office:
Very easy.
Waiting Time:
I was always taken in on time.
Overall Staff Rating:
Rating: 5
Overall Doctor Rating:
Rating: 5

Patient Review

Doctor Reich is extremely nice, patient and very professional. The procedure sounded horrific, but I felt no pain. Doctor Reich gave me his mobile number, and when I texted a question, he replied immediately. Same when I called the office with a question.

- Hyland S

5 out of 5 stars on
Procedure
Gum Grafting
Will You Return For Additional Care If Needed?
Yes
Would You Recommend Us To A Friend?
Yes
Courtesy / Friendliness Shown To You By Our Staff:
Absolutely wonderful. Everyone is friendly and reassuring
Ease Of Scheduling Your Appointment With Our Office:
Very easy and flexible
Waiting Time:
None. I was always seen at the time scheduled
Overall Staff Rating:
Rating: 5
Overall Doctor Rating:
Rating: 5