Gum Grafting Greenwich, CT

Gum Grafting To Treat Receding Gums

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.

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Before & After Photo: Gum Grafting

A real example of gum recession   A corrected gum line recession after gum grafting
before and after gum grafting

What Is A Gum Graft?

A gingival graft is designed to solve these problems. Depending upon a patient’s specific needs, Dr. Traynor offers effective treatment options.

One option consists of 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.

Alloderm grafting is another advanced treatment option for gum recession. Alloderm is designed to use donated tissue to cover the exposed root. When healed this tissue will become attached tissue, restoring the gums back to their proper state.

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


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Early in the process, in addition to spending significant time explaining the procedure to me, Dr. Traynor met with my primary care doctor. This extra effort helped to minimize any concerns I had about the procedure. And as a result of paying attention to all the small details the procedure was a big success and relatively painless.

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Dr Traynor and her staff were very professional. Everything was explained thoroughly before my procedure, and I was given excellent instructions afterward. Her work is amazing! Dr Traynor came highly recommended from my dentist, and she lived up to the advance billing! I would definitely recommend her for any gum work.

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This is an amazing practice, all around. Dr. Traynor and all her assistants were wonderful.

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Fantastic experience all around... Dr. Traynor does beautiful work and if you are in need of this or any other periodontal procedure, I highly recommend her.

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Dr. Traynor and her team made the whole experience as easy as possible. Dr. Traynor is an artist in every sense. My gums look perfect and it's all thanks to her precision work.

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very professional. Careful attention to detail. Dr. Traynor is careful and gentle and her staff is polite and pleasant.

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I would definitely recommend Dr Traynor and will be using her again next year for the other side of my mouth!

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I had a great experience with Dr. Traynor. She is very gentle and did a womderful job on my gums. The rest of the staff is very friendly and helpful!

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Dr. Traynor and her team are extremely professional and kind, in addition to being top-notch experts in the field. I would highly recommend Dr. Traynor.

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For an unpleasant procedure, dr Traynor and staff made the experience as pleasant as possible with their patience, friendliness, availability, knowledge, and professionalism. Second time and will do again.

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I've had a series of gum grafts and follow-ups. Dr. Traynor and her staff have always been thorough and wonderful in every way. Also ... My hygienist from my regular dentist's office participates in a professional education group that Dr. Traynor runs, to stay on top of the latest knowledge, and she speaks highly of that.

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Email reminder system is great and very convenient. Dr. Traynor is incredible - professional, skilled, and totally painless. I would recommend 100%!

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