Also known as a soft tissue graft.
For patients who have experienced significant loss of gum tissue, our office may be able to perform soft tissue grafting (gingival graft). Normally, there is a healthy layer of keratinized gum tissue surrounding each tooth that protects it from exposure to sensitivity and also infection or decay. Tissue recession can be caused by many factors such as aging or inadequate oral hygiene. A small graft from the soft pallet of your mouth can be used to cover the exposed tooth where tissue is missing. Building up the gums in this way can help prevent future gum recession and provide a better foundation for tooth restoration procedures.