The only region in the mouth where we can remove the tissue or gum is from the roof of the mouth or the palate. It will then be placed on the receding parts of the root and sutured. For patients that prefer not to take a graft from their palate, there are other alternatives where we use a processed and sterilized tissue known as Alloderm or a collagen membrane like the Mucograft. This way, we avoid doing a surgery on the palate. Through this procedure, multiple teeth can be treated at the same time.
Professor Hani Khoury and Doctor Jeff Khoury are the periodontists at Khoury Dental Clinic, who perform all the graft procedures.