Gum grafting is a periodontal surgery used to address issues with your gum line. Gum grafting can be used to treat gum recession by covering exposed roots or for cosmetic reasons, such as creating a more pleasing smile.
There are several gum grafting or receding gum treatments available. Our periodontists will work with you to evaluate your situation and help you decide on the right gum recession treatment for you.
In gum grafting procedures, tissue is taken from elsewhere in your mouth — or acquired from a tissue bank — and then grafted (stitched) to the area requiring treatment. During the healing process, this grafted tissue integrates with the surrounding tissue where it was added, even forming new blood vessels which will help keep the tissue healthy.