If you’re struggling with gum disease, you’re not alone. About half of the population is predisposed to it.

See how our gum grafts can help your mouth stay healthy and pain-free.

About Gum Disease and Gum Recession

Receding gums aren’t just unhealthy — they can ruin your smile. The gaps where bacteria build up can cause even further damage.

A receding gumline isn’t always the result of poor dental habits. Factors out of your control can cause it, too. For example, grinding or clenching your teeth, hormonal changes and heredity can all play roles. 

If untreated, receding gums can severely damage your mouth’s supporting tissues and surrounding bone structure. However, you can take steps to lessen your risk and keep your gums healthy:

Still, you may need a gum graft according to your dental health and situation.

Contact us to see how we can improve your natural smile, or book an appointment today.

What Are Gum Grafts?

Our doctors and specialists perform gum grafts, procedures that treat thinning or receding gums.

First, they administer sedation and create an incision to create a flap on the roof of your mouth. Then, they remove healthy gum tissue from underneath the first layer of skin. Finally, they stitch that healthy new tissue on the existing gum tissue needing the graft.

Connective Tissue Gum Graft

We offer connective tissue gum grafts. During this procedure, our specialists take healthy gum tissue from under the first layer of skin on the roof of your mouth. 

It’s a simple and common process:

  1. We administer sedation
  2. We make an incision in the roof of your mouth to create a small flap.
  3. We gather healthy gum tissue from the underlying tissue.
  4. We place the healthy gum tissue where you suffer gum disease.
  5. We suture the flap closed.

Schedule an appointment for a connective tissue gum graft, or contact us for more information.

Free Gingival Gum Graft

You may need a free gingival gum graft if you have thin gum tissue.

During this procedure, we take healthy gum tissue directly from the roof of your mouth instead of underneath it. Then, we stitch that tissue to the existing gum tissue around the affected area.

We usually perform this type of graft when you have thinning or receding gums.

Contact us to learn more about free gingival gum grafts, or book an appointment today.


We offer allografts to build up and replace gum tissue.

The allograft process is essentially the same as other gum graft procedures. The difference is that you receive tissue that doesn’t come from you:

An allograft is a good option for fast recovery and a quick visit. Speak with your dental specialist to see whether it’s appropriate for you.

Schedule an appointment for an allograft, or contact us to learn more about the procedure.