Gum Grafting (Soft Tissue Grafting)

Tissue grafting can address receding gums and help prevent bone loss that would
jeopardize your teeth. Grafting can also improve the look of your smile. Soft-tissue grafts in the mouth can be important to maintaining oral health.  

This procedure involves taking gum tissue from another area of the mouth and placing it in
the area of recession. Graft tissue comes from the patient’s own palette, or from a donor source. This can be done in the area of a single tooth or multiple teeth, and is used to repair the gum line and also reduce sensitivity. The area is sutured and given time to heal. Your doctor will let you know how long this will take. This procedure is performed for both functional and aesthetic purposes. When fully recovered, your gums will be returned to a healthy level that protects the underlying area from additional damage.