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(561) 582-5207
(561) 582-5207

Gum Recession & Gum Grafting

A hearty and sincere thank you and well done! My teeth feel great due to your skills, diligence, thoroughness, and professionalism! Thank you very much.                  
Eric S., Boynton Beach, FL.

Gum Recession & Gum Grafting

Causes of Gum Recession

There are varieties of reasons why your gums may recede. Most problematic gum recession, however, is related to periodontal bone loss, bite trauma from subconscious clenching and grinding, or inadequate firm attached gum tissue (gingiva) over the roots and bone.

Periodontal bone loss due to Peritonitis is managed with various surgical and non-surgical therapies. A custom-made bite guard is needed to protect teeth from clenching and grinding. Inadequate attached gum tissue is treated with gum grafting.

Gum Grafting

The main reason to perform the gum (gingival) grafting is to protect the underlying bone and prevent further recession.  For this treatment, the graft is positioned at the existing gum level and extended over the bone to increase the width and thicknes of firm, abrasion-resistant gingiva.‚Äč                          
Before Gum Grafting
After Gum Grafting
Sometimes, if an upper front tooth is involved, there may be a cosmetic reason to use a gum graft to cover an exposed root.  Root coverage grafting is more complicated and takes longer to heal, but when necessary, this procedure can restore a more aesthetic and beautiful smile. 
Before Root Coverage
After Root Coverage
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Stuart B. Pechter, D.M.D.
1280 Lantana Rd
Lantana, FL 33462
Phone: (561) 582-5207
In Practice Since 1979

Business Hours

Mon: 08:15 AM - 05:00 PM
Tue: 08:15 AM - 05:00 PM
Wed: 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Thu: 08:15 AM - 05:00 PM
Fri: 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed
(Closed Wednesdays July and August)

Payment Options

Financing Available, Insurance