If you have experienced gum recession, Dr. Peter Warshawsky, Dr. Eric Driver and Dr. Robert H. Lacrampe can provide you with gingival (gum) grafting. Gum grafting replaces the healthy gum tissue in your mouth and encourages your gum tissue to reattach to the teeth and regenerate. Contact Periodontics of the Desert at 760-674-4410 to learn more about gingival grafting in Palm Desert, California, and make your appointment with our doctors.



The photographs on the left depict pre-operative conditions where there is a lack of protective, attached gum tissue. As a result, there is a high probability of progressive gingival recession. Photographs on the right show increases in the amount of attached tissue, which improves the prognosis for tooth retention. The thickness of the attached tissue is seen between the dotted black lines. Below the dotted line is the alveolar mucosa.

Gingival Grafting on Posterior Teeth

Gum recession affects all teeth, including posterior teeth. While many dental providers often simply remove a tooth that has been affected by receding gums, we prefer a less invasive solution that actually saves that tooth: ginvival grafting. The last photograph on the left shows significant recession and a thin zone of attached tissue. This area will likely experience continued recession, putting the tooth at risk for decay and possible loss. The last photograph on the right shows the same tooth after gingival graft. There is subtantially more root coverage and greatly improved prognosis for tooth retention.

When you receive a gum grafting procedure, our periodontists will place tissue onto areas of recession to provide a stable band of attached gingiva. This gingival graft procedure is highly predictable in achieving the strong, health band of tissue around your tooth.

We invite you to call our office for more information about the benefits of gingival grafting following gum recession.