Soft Tissue Gum Grafting/Autograft (patient own tissue)

Gum (gingival) grafting is performed to replace lost soft tissue as a result of recession. Gum recession can occur due to thin weak gums, aggressive tooth brushing, misuse of oral hygiene aids (toothpicks etc.) poorly aligned teeth and tooth grinding/clenching. Sometimes gums can recede after orthodontic treatment. Fortunately, lost gum tissue can be successfully replaced using simple gum grafting techniques. Most of the time the patients own gum tissue taken from another area of the mouth can be used as a donor.

Before and Afters


Photos are of actual patients treated by Dr. VanWinkle.

Helpful Information

The following will prepare you for your procedure:

After Surgery – Soft Tissue Gum Grafting

What you do after surgery can determine how fast and well you heal. Please read the following.

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Questions or Concerns

Office: (317) 844-2792

If you have an after hours emergency, please call (317) 691-4169.