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Gum Grafting With Alloderm

Healthy Gum

Your healthy gum protects underlying bone that supports your teeth, defending against bacterial infection. It also provides coverage of your tooth root surface, preventing sensitivity and giving you a natural looking smile.

Gum Recession

When gums recede, your body loses its natural defense against bacterial infection to the underlying bone, and also against trauma to your teeth from normal daily activity. Gum recession can result from many causes, including aggressive tooth brushing, gum disease, genetic predisposition, and teeth position. Aside from risk of bacterial infection, the exposure of the root surface from gum recession increases your risk for:

  • sensitive teeth
  • further tooth abrasion
  • decay
  • loss of supporting bone
  • unsightly appearance

Gum Grafting With Alloderm

Dr. Eunice Kim can help you by offering Alloderm graft as an option to reduce the risk of your gum recession, including the unsightly appearance of the tooth root exposure.

Alloderm is a collagen matrix that is widely and safely used in medicine for burn victims and also in plastic surgeries. In dentistry, Alloderm is used to restore and repair receded gum tissue and cover exposed roots. Alloderm is produced from a donor tissue that is processed to create a regenerative collagen matrix.

Dr. Eunice Kim uses Alloderm in gum repair procedures to promote regeneration of your own gum tissue while being minimally invasive. Post-surgery discomfort is significantly lessened compared to the traditional gum grafting surgeries, because this technique does not require removing tissue from your palate.

To learn more about how Alloderm grafts can help you, call our Everett area cosmetic dental office in Mt Vernon WA today or fill out the simple form on this page to schedule an initial consultation.

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Gentle Dentistry - Dr. Eunice Kim & Dr. Howard Mizuta
48.413659 -122.315545 2100 East Section St # 101
Mount Vernon, WA 98274-9132

(360) 424-1990


Mt Vernon WA dentist Dr. Eunice Kim offers cosmetic dentistry, sedation dentistry, dental implants and more to patients in and around Mount Vernon from Everett to Burlington WA including Anacortes, Sedro-Woolley and La Conner Washington and the surrounding areas.