If you are experiencing more advanced symptoms of gum disease, our dental team will examine your gums to determine if you are a good candidate for gum graft surgery. In a gum grafting procedure, healthy gum tissue from another area of the mouth is harvested and “grafted” onto locations where gum tissue has receded or thinned. Typically, tissue from the roof of the mouth is used for gum grafting, but it depends on the type of gum graft you need.
There are several types of gum graft procedures, including free gingival grafts, connective tissue grafts, and pedicle grafts. Your experienced dental team at Suter Brook Dental Group will examine the level of your gum recession to decide which type of grafting will be most beneficial for your oral health.