Need a Gum Graft Surgery in King of Prussia, PA?

During your last appointment at our general dentistry clinic, the dentist told you that you need a gum graft. You are understandably worried since gum grafting is a surgical procedure. However, be not afraid: at KoP Dental™, you are in good hands.

And we will start by telling you all you need to know about gum graft surgery and its key benefits for you. 

What Exactly Is a Gum Graft?

A gum graft is offered if you are suffering from gum recession or have naturally low gums. Thus, gum grafting may be necessary to correct an oral health problem or for esthetic reasons. Many people are not aware that they are suffering from this issue. However, it is quite common: up to 12% of US adults suffer from receding gums.

Thus, gum graft surgery involves inserting a bit of tissue on a receding gum to encourage it to grow back and cover the base of the tooth properly. Depending on the condition you suffer from, the dentist may recommend one of the three types of gum graft procedures:

  • Connective-tissue graft: this is the most common gum restoration procedure. It involves cutting a flap of skin from the roof of the patient’s mouth in order to collect a bit of connective tissue from underneath it. The flap is stitched back and the connective tissue is surgically attached to the gum.

  • Free gingival graft: this type of gum recession surgery is recommended for people with thin gums. In this case, the surgeon will remove the flap and connective tissue from the roof of the mouth and attach them to the gum.

  • Pedicle gum graft: in some cases, the dental surgeon will partially cut a flap from an adjacent gum, leaving it attached to one edge and grafting it onto the receding gum.

Recovering After Gum Graft Surgery

Most patients experience bearable levels of pain after a gum graft. Your King of Prussia Dental™ Associates dentist will give you full instructions concerning:

  • What you can eat – only soft and cool foods for the first one-two weeks

  • How to brush and rinse your mouth

  • What kind of medications you should take

  • What type of physical exercise you are allowed

At the same time, you will receive instructions on when to call your dentist if you notice unusual or worrisome symptoms after gum grafting.

The Gum Grafting Specialists Who Treat You Like Family!

King of Prussia Dental™ Associates has over 30 years of experience in performing gum graft surgery. We are always attentive with our patients and perform quality dental work you can trust. You will feel safe and well taken care of!

We are located in King of Prussia, but you are also welcome to schedule your gum graft with us if you live in our extended service area:

  • Collegeville

  • Norristown

  • Wayne

  • Phoenixville

  • Bridgeport

  • Conshohocken

Get in touch today at 610-265-4142.

Testimonials

As found on Google Reviews Kind caring people and do a good job. They will show you the cavities on x-rays and explain to you to why they need to drill to alleviate any skepticism.
Corey A.
King of Prussia, December 11, 2011

Corey A.

As found on Yelp
I have been a patient for over 20 years at King of Prussia Dental and had to briefly leave their practice after a change in our dental insurance. After my husband and I had horrible experiences elsewhere locally, I quickly found a way to fix the insurance situation in order to return to KoP Dental. After my appointment read more
Michelle P.
King of Prussia, May 7, 2013

Michelle P.

As found on Yelp
I needed a dentist in a rush today and found KOP dental on Google. The receptionist on the phone actually made me excited to come in! I needed X-rays, a cleaning, and an exam. Each member of their team was absolutely wonderful. I have never had such an easy, pleasant experience at a dental office before. read more
Samanthat K.
King of Prussia, August 25, 2014

Samanthat K.

As found on Google Reviews
I just wanted to say thanks to everyone at King of Prussia Dental Associates! Dr. Rapine and his staff were fantastic. For someone like myself who has always been hesitant about dentistry work and the pain involved, it was critical for me to make sure that the staff understood my concern. Dr. Rapine took the time read more
Bruce N.
December 11, 2014

Bruce N.

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Let me start off by saying it was a blessing finding this dental practice. Being an Africa American male you get nervous when you go places in this time that are predominately white. When I walked into the practice everyone was all smiles. Which was heartwarming and read more
Kyle Waters
King of Prussia, February 28th, 2019

Kyle Waters

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Invisalign treatment with Dr. Kashyap & Rita was wonderful. They’re both so kind and personable and most importantly they do such a great job making sure you get the exact smile you were hoping for. It was a true pleasure working with them - i’m almost bummed that my treatment read more
Katie Quinn
King of Prussia, March 4, 2019

Katie Quinn

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I visited the offce on 3/4/2019 for a bonding procedure by Dr. Eileen It was amazing! The procedure was painless and very peaceful, I almost fell asleep in the chair. Office staff is very pleasant and the atmosphere is great. Thanks Dr. Eileen for my new smile! 🙂
Janae Carlisle
King of Prussia, March 4, 2019

Janae Carlisle

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