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 unpleasant 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 decay and root abrasion.

 
before and after gum grafting

Gum Grafting Overview

For a brief narrated overview of the gum grafting process, please click the image below. It will launch our educational MiniModule in a separate window that may answer some of your questions about gum grafting.

Gum Grafting Overview

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.

What is the Pinhole Surgical Technique™?

The Pinhole Surgical Technique PST™ is a new procedure in which Drs. Hager or Bowers have received specialized training and uses patented instruments to make a small hole in your gum and add collagen material which stabilizes the area of gum recession. This new method is simple and minimally invasive.  Click here to learn more about PSTTM.

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Very friendly and knowledgeable Dr. Great staff. Very pleased with their work.

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The patient was my daughter. Was a great experience, for a procedure that was scary! Staff was supportive and compassionate with my daughter, and with us (her parents)!

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I was nervous going in for my graft surgery. Dr. Bowers and her entire staff helped put me at ease. It was a very easy process.

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The procedure itself was not fun at all. However Dr. Hager was incredibly gentle and made every effort to make sure I was comfortable. I well informed every step of the way. I knew LONG before the procedure what was to be done, why, and how much it would cost. There were no surprises. I especially appreciate their post-op accommodation when I left without a specific mouthwash. To save me a 30 min trip from Edmond to their office, they reached out to Dr. Bower's office who quickly assisted me. My post-op phone calls and questions were quickly answered, and I never felt like I was asking too many questions. I would HIGHLY recommend this team.

- Sarah J

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Thank you for taking such good care of me! Dr. Hager is the best, and his staff is wonderful!

- Crystal M

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Great experience, very nice office, friendly people

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I had a great experience with Dr. Bowers' office. They made everything easy.

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Great experience overall. Excellent care by Dr. Bowers and her team.

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have had three gum grafts with three different periodontists. Dr. Hager's gum graft was the least troublesome and easier tolerated. I am pleased with the procedure, healing process, and more importantly the time spent with the explanation of why it is a necessary procedure for me. I would recommend him to friends and family for periodontal work.

- Linda A

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Staff was very kind to my daughter. Dr. Hagar did amazing with her surgery.

- Tonya K

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They did a great job. I'm very satisfied. Thank you Dr Bowers and staff

- Lance B

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This is my second procedure with Dr. Hager. He and his staff always take great care of me. He explains everything in detail before any procedure so it is always easy to make an informed decision.

- Christina B

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Overall, very positive experience. No complaints.

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I was totally dreading this procedure, based on the same procedure approx 10 years ago. I was very nervous, Dr Hagar and his staff were amazing, extremely professional, very accommodating and empathetic. After returning home shortly after surgery, the blood clot broke loose causing extreme bleeding. I panicked, called the office, and was back in the chair with Dr. Hagar and staff, within 30 minutes. The overall experience has been very positive and would recommend Dr Hagar and team to anyone Thank you for making this experience as positive as possible, given the circumstances.

- Dee J

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What can I say? PERFECTION!

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