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Gum Graft Procedures in Winston-Salem, NC

Gum Grafting in Winston-Salem, NC Gum recession is often one the most noticeable symptoms of gum disease. Exposure of the root of the tooth can cause extreme sensitivity, cavities, and aesthetic concerns with your smile. Gum recession is the process in which your gums become inflamed and are absorbed or dissolve, leaving the root of the tooth exposed and giving the appearance of having longer teeth. Whether gum recession is causing you discomfort or negatively affecting your appearance, Dr. Kenneth Peavy and our knowledgeable staff in Winston-Salem, NC are here to help you find a solution.

Dr. Peavy uses a variety of new procedures to repair and improve areas of recession that do not require the removal of tissue from the roof of your mouth.  The collagen of other mammals is so similar to ours that once it has been processed, it can be used as a substitute for the palatal tissue once needed.  The most researched collagen is that from pigs.   It has been used from many years in medicine and dentistry and has a proven and safe track record.  There are several new tunneling techniques that require much smaller incisions than the older ways and we have been getting good results with all of them.   

The latest technique is referred to as the “ Pin Hole” or Pin Hole Gum Rejuvenation Technique and the initial incision is made with a needle instead of a scalpel!  

Dr. Peavy and our staff will take the greatest care in your treatment and instruct you in proper aftercare. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your smile because of long teeth due to exposed roots, call our office in Winston-Salem, NC today! We are here to help you achieve your best smile.