Gum 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.

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

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.

The Perico Group

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Team is great.

- Laura M

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Everyone at this office is professional, friendly and accommodating. Dr. Wise is amazing! He is the happiest, funniest doctor I’ve ever had. He makes you feel very comfortable. I highly recommend him and the Perico practice to anyone who inquires.

- Julie T

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Good communication and processes for a seamless visit. I was totally comfortable . Procedure went well and on time. Nice touch with a personal follow up call from the Dr to check in on how I was feeling and if I had any questions.

- Denise H

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They are excellent I love the office and they are all professional and I am so glad I am going there for my service.

- Nina C

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I am a patient of Dr. Daniel Sabra and am seen at the Boston office. He along with his assistant Chelsea are the best team ever!! Dr. Sabra is an extremely kind and caring dentist and I have benefited greatly due to his knowledge and expertise. Happy is the day I found him. If you need a periodontist, he’s your guy!!! My Thanks to all the good folks at the Perico Group in Boston.

- Christine B. B

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Great experience. Caring and friendly staff.

- Cherrie A

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I have to say that I am always a bit surprised by the ongoing personal and friendly care I receive as this is a relatively large office. Dr. Bernstein and staff are clearly competent, but also very kind and caring. I truly appreciate that.

- Jane S

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I have had several procedures done by Dr Hanratty at his Swampscott office and always received excellent treatment!

- Janet T

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Gum and wisdom teeth have not bothered me at all. Dr. Sterio did a great job and is a very cool and personable guy to talk to.

- Jonathan T

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Everything and everyone was perfection! Excellent experience!

- Mary Z

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Excellent job all around

- April C

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Very professional & considerate treatment. The team kept me informed about what was going to happen throughout the procedure, & checked in with me to make sure I was doing ok. I’m not a “nervous dental patient” so I assume they do this with all their patients. I was also impressed with their COVID protocols. I AM nervous about that, and I was very comfortable with their sanitary practices. They’re actually out of my dental insurance, but they’re worth the extra money.

- Astrid A

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Excellent service and put me ease!

- Beth B

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Great people, great service!!!

- David P

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I had this surgery elsewhere 13 years ago and it was a wildly better experience with Dr. Bernstein. He’s a great person too-nice bedside manner & very skilled. Cared about pain management even though it wasn’t an issue for me. Asked about if I could feel things as he went and inquired about my pain at follow up-not just the outcome of his work. I was more nervous about this surgery than any other medical procedure I’ve done because it was a bad experience elsewhere earlier. If I need to have this procedure on the other side of my mouth, I won’t be nervous next time if Dr. Bernstein is on the job!

- Evelyn B

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Excellent

- Linda B

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The best!

- Michael P

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For gum grafting was a better experience then I expected. You should not go on the internet and read all the negative stuff. As for listening to people with negative thoughts about gum grafting is a huge no no. The Perico Group is the Best !!!! Not sure what my experience will be when the numbness wears off, but I'm sure I'll be fine and I know I can call them anytime if I have questions or concerns.

- michelle r

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So far I had an excellent experience

- Diego P

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Just wanted to thank Dr. Sabra and his team, Will and Chelsea, for their exceptional competence at accomplishing this work. They explained everything thoroughly so I was well prepared. They were gentle so pain was minimal. And they helped me make sure I was doing everything properly at home to protect the surgical site. When I first realized I needed this procedure, I must admit it was scary; like most people, I fear mouth pain and worry about how my smile will look afterwards. This whole experience was so much better than I feared and expected. I would recommend this team to anyone.

- Christina G

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