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Gum Grafting

Gum recession is the process in which the margin of the gum tissue that surrounds the teeth wears away, or pulls back, exposing more of the tooth, or the tooth‘s root. In order to solve this problem a procedure called gingival grafting, or gum grafting, can be carried out.

When your gums recede,  gaps form between the teeth and gum line, making it easy for disease-causing bacteria to build up. If left untreated, the supporting tissue and bone structures of the teeth can be severely damaged, and may ultimately result in tooth loss.

At Ashton and Lonsdale Dental Practices, Dr Barry Rimmer frequently carries out a procedure called gingival grafting, or gum grafting, where an area of exposed tooth root is covered with grafted oral tissue. The procedure can be carried out on a number of teeth and can take from only 40 minutes to complete.

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Gum Grafting Patient Case 1 Before          Gum Grafting Patient Case 1 After

This 60 year old lady undertook a procedure called a gingival graft, or gum graft, where an area of exposed tooth root is covered with grafted oral tissue. The procedure was carried out on 2 teeth and took about 90 minutes to complete. Treatment was carried out by Dr Barry Rimmer.

Gum Grafting Patient Case 2 Before           Gum Grafting Patient Case 2 After

This gentleman in his 50’s undertook a gum graft on two upper teeth where the gum had receded. This was carried out by Dr Barry Rimmer in a procedure that lasted 70 minutes.

Gum Grafting Patient Case 3 Before         Gum Grafting Patient Case 3 After

This 28 year old lady underwent a gingival graft on 1 of her lower teeth. The procedure took about 45 min and was carried out by Dr Barry Rimmer.

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Gum Grafting Patient Case 1 Before          Gum Grafting Patient Case 1 After

This 60 year old lady undertook a procedure called a gingival graft, or gum graft, where an area of exposed tooth root is covered with grafted oral tissue. The procedure was carried out on 2 teeth and took about 90 minutes to complete. Treatment was carried out by Dr Barry Rimmer.

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Gum Grafting Patient Case 2 Before           Gum Grafting Patient Case 2 After

This gentleman in his 50’s undertook a gum graft on two upper teeth where the gum had receded. This was carried out by Dr Barry Rimmer in a procedure that lasted 70 minutes.

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Gum Grafting Patient Case 3 Before         Gum Grafting Patient Case 3 After

This 28 year old lady underwent a gingival graft on 1 of her lower teeth. The procedure took about 45 min and was carried out by Dr Barry Rimmer.