Gum Grafting
for Recession Treat Receding Gums for a Better Smile & Teeth Stability

What is
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 is it Necessary?

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.

What are the symptoms?

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.

How is it done?

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.

Is it predictable?

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

Our Periodontist

Dr Low is an experienced specialist in gum surgery and dental implants. His expertise is in the area of regenerative gum therapy, gingival grafting, crown lengthening and management of chronic gum infections.

Dr Low provides a comprehensive range of non-surgical and surgical periodontal therapy as well as dental implant procedures with special interest in regenerative periodontics. He is also a lecturer in National University Singapore Dental School and Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP).

Dr Low Yi Han
Periodontist

Why Choose Us?
Expertise

Experience and safety matters. Our team of experienced specialists provides you with predictable, evidence based care.

Facilities and Equipment

Our staff is supported with the modern dental technology and safety equipment to deliver quality dental care in a safe environment.

Convenience

We are only a short walk from Orchard MRT (NS22). The location is well serve by the bus service with ample parking within the building.

Affordable Care

Simply better value with our transparent fees and installment plans.

Service Excellence

Personalized care that takes your concerns, convenience and well being seriously.

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