Soft Tissue Grafting

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What Is Soft Tissue Grafting?

Soft tissue grafting is a specialized dental procedure aimed at restoring and repairing gum tissue affected by recession or damage. As a leading periodontist office, we are committed to offering advanced treatments, including autogenous and allograft soft tissue grafting, to help you achieve a healthy and beautiful smile. In this article, we will explore the different soft tissue grafting techniques, their benefits, and why you should consider them if you’re facing gum recession or other gum-related issues.

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Soft Tissue Grafting: An Overview

Gum recession occurs when the gum tissue surrounding your teeth begins to pull back or wear away, exposing the tooth’s root surface. This can result from various factors, such as aggressive tooth brushing, periodontal disease, or genetic predisposition. Soft tissue grafting procedures aim to rebuild and regenerate the lost gum tissue, protecting your teeth from sensitivity, decay, and potential tooth loss. Our periodontist office provides customized soft tissue grafting solutions tailored to your unique needs and dental condition.

Types of Soft Tissue Grafting Techniques

Autogenous Soft Tissue Grafting (Connective Tissue Graft)

Autogenous soft tissue grafting, also known as a connective tissue graft, is a procedure that involves harvesting a small piece of tissue from the patient’s own palate (roof of the mouth) and transplanting it to the area affected by gum recession. This technique is considered the gold standard in soft tissue grafting due to its high success rate and excellent tissue compatibility. Our skilled periodontists meticulously perform this procedure to promote healing, protect exposed roots, and restore a healthy gumline.

Allograft Soft Tissue Grafting

Allograft soft tissue grafting is an alternative to autogenous grafting that utilizes donor tissue from a tissue bank instead of the patient’s own tissue. This technique offers several advantages, including a shorter procedure time, less postoperative discomfort, and no need for a second surgical site. Our periodontist office carefully selects high-quality donor tissue to ensure optimal results and patient satisfaction.

Benefits of Soft Tissue Grafting

  • Protects Tooth Roots: Soft tissue grafting covers exposed tooth roots, reducing sensitivity and protecting them from decay and further damage.
  • Preserves Natural Teeth: By addressing gum recession and promoting healthy gum tissue growth, soft tissue grafting can help you maintain your natural teeth and avoid tooth loss.
  • Enhances Your Smile: A healthy smile is an attractive smile. Soft tissue grafting restores a balanced and even gumline, improving the overall appearance of your smile.
  • Improves Oral Health: Soft tissue grafting not only addresses gum recession but also enhances overall oral health by reducing inflammation and promoting gum reattachment.
  • High Success Rate: Both autogenous and allograft soft tissue grafting techniques offer high success rates, ensuring long-lasting results and a restored, healthy smile.


Soft tissue grafting is a powerful solution to address gum recession and restore your oral health. At our periodontist office, our expert team is dedicated to providing exceptional care and helping you achieve a lifetime of healthy smiles. If you suspect you may need soft tissue grafting, either through autogenous or allograft techniques, schedule a consultation with our knowledgeable periodontal team. Together, we will develop a personalized treatment plan to address your gum-related concerns and help you attain the healthy, beautiful smile you deserve.