Gum grafting at Mulkins Main Dental

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Gum Grafting in Stittsville

When the gums pull back from the teeth, bacteria can invade the area and cause significant problems. The treatment offered at Mulkins Main Dental is a procedure designed to address this issue by reinforcing and restoring receding gums. This helps to cover exposed tooth roots, protect against tooth sensitivity, and minimize the risk of further gum recession or bone loss. By investing in gum grafting, patients can enjoy improved oral health, a more aesthetically pleasing smile, and increased confidence in their daily lives.

What is Causing Gum Recession?

When this begins, we suggest gum grafting. A number of things can cause this recession of gums:
  • Thin gum tissue
  • Malpositioned tooth
  • Plaque
  • Brushing too hard or using a brush that is too hard
  • Natural Aging
  • Genetic deformity
There are some solutions:

Gingival graft – Using adjacent gum tissue for the repair. This is limited by the amount of good tissue available.


Autograft – This uses tissue from the roof of the mouth.


AlloDerm – This is a product introduced in 1994 originally intended for burn victims.

Post Operative Care

After the procedure, we provide the patient and family member, or another responsible party, with very precise instructions. We also will schedule follow-up visits and provide an emergency phone number. At Mulkins Main Dental, we offer a range of dental services including teeth whitening, dental implants, and general dentistry with our Stittsville family dentist.