Gum Recession 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 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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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.

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


Do you have Gum Recession? Call us at ☎ Gaithersburg Office Phone Number 301-330-5000 with any questions about Gum Grafting to correct Gum Recession or to make an appointment with Gaithersburg Periodontist Dr. Hadeed.

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Dr. Hadeed as well as Tracy and Freda are the most caring, thoughtful and concerned dental professionals you will ever meet. From initial consultation (which is very thorough) to the procedure and the post-care they are concerned about you at every step. From a technical perspective, Dr. Hadeed combines a keen understanding of periodontics with a 30+ year career in orthodontics that drives terrific results and allows him to develop treatment plans that are uniquely tailored to each patient. There is nothing cookie-cutter about how things are done with him. All patients become part of the Hadeed family and are well-cared for at every step by each team members. When you need a cleaning, Tracy is the best and Freda is terrific at managing the office flow. Highly recommend Dr. Hadeed and team.

- Howard K

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I started going to Dr. Hadeed about 25 years ago. He was referred to me by a friend for TMJ. After X-rays, molds and an exam he made me a mouth guard which I still have and continue to wear every single night, even when I nap. After my TMJ got under control I just went in for check ups until I had a gum recession that seemed to occur overnight. I went in for an exam was told gum grafting was needed. Dr. Hadeed and his hygienist Tracey actually came in on a Saturday to do a 3 hour gum grafting procedure on me. This was probably 5 or so years ago. Its amazing that whenever I go to a dentist now they can't even tell I had gum grafting Dr. Hadeed's job was so good!!! Recently I went to him to have my much loved night guard adjusted due to a few additional crowns. I will always recommend Dr. Hadeed and he will always be my go to doctor for gum grafting or TMJ. I'm sure if I need anything else done that he does I wouldn't hesitate to use him for that either. He is in one word EXCELLENT!

- Mindy B

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If the title doesn’t say it all I don’t know what would. Dr. Hadeed and Tracie are the best! They have taken such good care of me. I couldn't be happier with the care and concern I have received with routine visits and emergencies. They are very efficient, kind and I trust them completely with my dental health!! Thank you and I appreciate your professionalism and high quality service Doc.

- Kahsay N

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My experience with Dr. Hadeed goes beyond a five star rating! He is highly skilled, knowledgeable, compassionate, experienced, extremely thoughtful, and sensitive to the patient’s experience without inflicting any pain. He explains what he’s doing, and why, every step of the way. His keen sense of humor is an asset too. I had serious gum issues, including an area that had degenerative bone/ gum tissue. Following the rigorous surgery, he personally contacted me that evening to make sure I was comfortable after the surgery. The next day, he did the same and several days after. The end results were phenomenal. His assistant, Tracie, is a terrific assistant/dental hygienist. She was so considerate preparing me for the first procedure. All my anxieties melted away. They are a great husband and wife team, so thank you, for a pleasurable experience. I will definitely recommend them to anyone who needs a periodontist.

- James T

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Dr. Hadeed and his staff, Tracie and Freda, go above an beyond their call of action when it comes to taking care of their patients. In the hands of these three, I have received nothing but kindness as they supported me through surgery and now weeks/months after the procedure. Going into an invasive surgery, I was quite timid, but the atmosphere these specialists surrounded me with, let me relax and allow complete trust. Without the people in this office, I am not sure my surgery would have been as successful as it was and I am happy to have been given the opportunity to work with them.

- Hannah K

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