Long Beach & Newport Beach

Protecting Your Teeth From Gum Recession

What Is Gum Grafting?

Gum grafting is a type of oral surgery that reinforces areas of the gum tissue that have receded, leaving dental roots exposed. Gum recession affects 4 to 12 percent of adults and may go unnoticed until it becomes severe because it is such a gradual process. The exposed roots aren’t just unsightly, they’re also sensitive and vulnerable to decay. Gum grafting gives those teeth back the protection they need.

How Can All Smiles Dental Help?

If you’ve noticed yourself becoming “long in the tooth,” it might be time to discuss gum grafts. Call or email us to schedule an appointment. Dr. Abedini will examine your gums and determine whether gum grafting can give you back that healthy smile!

How Does Gum Grafting Work?

There are three different ways a gum graft procedure can work, and Dr. Abedini will determine the right one for you.

  • Connective-tissue grafts. Most often, this type is the one used to treat gum recession. A piece of tissue is taken from beneath the skin on the roof of the mouth and stitched into the gum tissue over the exposed dental roots.
  • Free gingival grafts. These are similar to connective-tissue grafts, but they take the tissue directly from the roof of the mouth without making a flap in the skin first. This option is preferred for patients who already have thin gum tissue and need the additional tissue to enlarge it.
  • Pedicle grafts. If the patient has plenty of gum tissue near the exposed root, then they may not need any tissue from the roof of the mouth. Instead, a small flap can be made in the nearby gum tissue so that it can be pulled down or over to cover the exposed root before being sewn into its new position.

See Real Patient Reviews

IN LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA

3816 Woodruff Ave Ste 104, Long Beach, CA 90808

All Smiles Dental Group

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Wendy H.

The establishment is clean and well decorated and the staff is friendly and knowledgeable. I was given options to treat my gums and not force fed a sales pitch, which is a big deal to me. They did a great job while showing that they truly care about my oral health.

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Michael R.

My family and I have been coming here for over 5 years. I was always afraid of the dentist as a kid, but now enjoy them taking care of my teeth. I am no longer fearful.

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marc johnson

I came here with so many dental issues!!! The previous dentist I had made my problems even worse and I thought there was no end to the pain. I went to Dr. Kenny Abedini and he worked on my mouth for 9 months to get all the work I wanted done. Two deep cleanings, a root canal, ten gold crowns fitted just right (3 lower left 3 lower right 2 top right 2 top left all in the back) so I can still smile and you cannot see the gold. The best part no more pain!!! I have TMJ so I clench and grind my teeth until I cracked my other porcelain down. So this time I wanted gold so the metal will not crack or grind down as fast, and might last the rest of my life. Now the teeth in the back feel great, and look great. I would recommend him to everyone and will be a returning customer for years to come.

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Cathy McGath

The front desk staff were friendly and efficient. My hygienist was friendly, knowledgeable, thorough, and gentle. My time with the doctor was short, because I didn’t have any major issues but he seemed nice. The whole appointment felt fast but not rushed. I also appreciated that they helped me navigate my insurance. I feel comfortable and confident returning, and I’d recommend to anyone!

Our team provides a full range of family and general dentistry services to keep your smile healthy for years to come.

Adult’s Complete Checkup

$39
  • Includes X-ray, exam and oral cancer screening.

Do You Accept Insurance?

Yes, we do! Our office accepts Delta, MetLife, Cigna, Guardian, and Concordia. For your convenience, we also offer affordable financing options for patients who qualify! Be sure to ask a friendly member of our front desk team about our financing, insurance policies, and any other questions you may have.

Have Questions?


Call Us Now at:

Long Beach: (562) 203-0472 or Newport Beach: (949) 799-3683

to schedule your visit!

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