Soft Tissue Grafting

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Stopping Gum Recession

Improve your gumline with a soft tissue graft.

A couple smiling after receiving soft tissue grafting
A couple smiling after receiving soft tissue grafting

Periodontal disease, trauma, and aging are just some common causes of gum recession. If left untreated, this issue can become a much bigger problem and lead to complications such as root exposure and gum deterioration.

When your teeth’s roots become exposed, you can experience increased sensitivity when eating or drinking. Also, your body’s natural defense mechanisms are compromised, making you more vulnerable to bacteria or trauma.

If you are experiencing the impact of gum recession, then soft tissue grafting can restore your confidence and your gumline. The main goals of this procedure are to cover the exposed root or thicken the existing gum tissue to prevent further tissue loss.

Check out some of the soft tissue grafting treatments we offer below.

Types of Soft Tissue Grafts

We provide special solutions for our unique patients.

There are three types of gum grafts we use at Silc Periodontics:…Learn more about us on the homepage…

Connective Tissue Graft

During this common grafting procedure, the tissue is removed from a small flap in the back of your mouth and sutured to the exposed tooth root.

Free Gingival Graft

This is similar to connective tissue grafts, but the strip of tissue is removed from the roof of your mouth (palate). It helps to thicken existing tissue and promote natural growth.


This type of graft (aka Alloderm) is obtained from a donor source. It used as a substitute for palatal connective tissue in the treatment of gingival recession. Alloderm procedures gain predictable root coverage and have highly esthetic results.

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Why Choose Dr. Silc?

Discover why our Schaumburg periodontist is the specialist for the job.

Dr. Jennifer T. Silc is our skilled and compassionate specialist with the mission of nursing your smile back to health. She has furthered her dental education to focus on periodontics…Learn more about periodontics… and implant dentistry…Learn more about implant dentistry….

Our board-certified periodontist combines her expert knowledge and superior techniques to carefully guide you through gum surgery. She provides her patients with an outstanding experience with the highest quality of care in Schaumburg, IL.

During surgical treatments, Dr. Silc will continuously check on your comfort, clearly explain each step, and adapt to your individual needs.

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