Gum Grafting

Micro-Plastic Surgery

Gingival Grafting Microsurgery

Gum recession is one of the most common forms of gum disease that a patient can see without the help of their dentist. This common problem is one of the more "reversible" problems seen in our practice. Remember, this form of gum disease is usually painless and progressive, although the exposed root may be sensitive to cold or sweets. 


At Aria Periodontics, Dr. Korn uses microsurgery to repair the damage, never removing skin from the roof of the mouth to do so. This microsurgery is performed under local anesthesia, and 99% of patients simply take Motrin™ (ibuprofen) afterwards.  Because the principles of plastic surgery are followed, there is almost never a scar. The end result looks so natural that even your dentist might not know you had "plastic surgery for your gums" unless a before photograph is available!