Gum Grafting

There are all kinds of reasons gums might recede – poor home health care, smoking, and sugar are three common culprits – but once they do, they don’t grow back. In cases where your gums have receded too far, gum grafting can help.

Oral examination

Do you want comfortable, cost-effective care? Please don’t hesitate to request an appointment. We’re here for you!


Who’s a Good Candidate for Gum Grafting?

While many Americans suffer from gum disease, not all of them need gum grafting. We recommend this procedure to patients when recession reaches the mucosa, which is the first line of defense against bacterial penetration.

At a certain point, gum recession can cause many problems, including:

  • Sensitivity to the temperatures of food and drink
  • Worsening recession
  • Root caries
  • Root gouging

If you think your gum recession is an issue, it’s important to speak with a dentist. They can sit down to examine your mouth and determine the next best steps for treatment.

What to Expect from This Procedure

If you’re a good candidate for gum grafting, we’ll take a thin piece of tissue from either:

  • Surrounding gums
  • The roof of your mouth

The gum material will cover the exposed root, helping reduce sensitivity and protect your mouth from bacterial infection.

Wondering If You’re a Good Candidate for Gum Grafting?

We’re always happy to help patients take care of their oral health. As a leader in digital dentistry, you can rest easy knowing that we’re prepared to provide expert treatment.

Whether you have any questions you’d like to ask us or you’re ready to book an appointment, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us today.

“I’m very glad I discovered Dr. Ferber. I came to him because I had a multitude of dental problems. The teeth were just a disaster, and I was totally embarrassed to smile. I kept replacing teeth and going in for crowns and root canals. Finally, I decided I wanted to go for a full-mouth implant.  I wish I had done this many years ago. The results are just exemplary. If you’re suffering like I was for many, many years, do not hesitate.”

- Ray

“People ask me all the time where I got my new smile done and I tell them Dr. Ferber. Before I got the work done, I didn’t feel very confident. I didn’t want anyone to see me smile. And now, I love to smile, and I get so many compliments on my smile. It was an easy, painless experience. The staff was great, and the price was right.”


“Dr. Ferber really knows his stuff. Since I had my teeth really done over, I have my smile back. And I have my giggle back! I would say that anybody questioning what they should do, they should come here. The whole team treats you like you’re family. They’re warm and they care.”

- Bonnie

“Your staff is very professional and friendly, as always. Who looks forward to going to the dentist?!?! Not many. But your office makes it seem less of a disagreeable task. Don’t misunderstand, I still don’t like going. But if I have to, I’m glad I go to your practice!”

- Randy O