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Gum Grafting Surgery: Alloderm as an Alternative to Gum Grafting from the Roof of Your Mouth

Gum Grafting Surgery: Alloderm as an Alternative to Gum Grafting from the Roof of Your Mouth

Welcome to Oasis Dental Milton, where we believe in providing the latest and most effective dental solutions for our patients. One such innovative technique we offer is gum grafting surgery, with Alloderm as a viable alternative to traditional palate gum grafting. In this blog, we'll delve into the details of gum grafting, explore the benefits of Alloderm, and help you understand why it might be the right choice for you.

Understanding Gum Grafting Surgery

Gum grafting is a procedure used to treat receding gums, a condition that can lead to tooth sensitivity, gum disease, and even tooth loss if left untreated. During this surgical procedure, Dr. Soordhar or a periodontist will harvest a small piece of gum tissue from a donor site and then attach it to the affected area. This helps to restore the gum line, protect the tooth roots, and enhance the overall aesthetic of your smile.

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Traditional Palate Grafts vs. Alloderm

Traditional Palate Grafts

Gum grafting from the roof of the mouth

Traditionally, the donor tissue for gum grafting is taken from the patient's palate (roof of the mouth). While this approach has been effective, it does come with some drawbacks:

  • Increased Discomfort: Taking tissue from the palate can result in discomfort and pain at both the donor and recipient sites.

Gum graft being placed on tooth recession for receding gums
  • Extended Recovery Time: Patients may experience a longer recovery period due to the need to heal at both sites.

  • Limited Availability: In some cases, patients may not have enough tissue in their palate to be used as a donor site.

Alloderm: The Innovative Alternative

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Alloderm is a tissue graft derived from human and/or animal tissue, processed to remove all cells that can trigger an immune response. It offers several advantages over traditional palate grafts:

  • Minimal Discomfort: Alloderm eliminates the need to harvest tissue from the palate, leading to a more comfortable experience for patients.

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  • Faster Recovery: Since there is only one surgical site involved, the recovery time is generally shorter compared to palate grafts.

  • Versatile and Predictable: Alloderm provides a reliable source of grafting material, ensuring consistent results for a wide range of patients.

The Oasis Dental Milton Advantage

At Oasis Dental Milton, we prioritize your comfort and well-being. Our experienced team, Dr. Soordhar and periodontists, are skilled in performing gum grafting procedures using Alloderm. By choosing us, you can expect:

  • Expertise and Precision: Our doctors and specialists are highly trained and have a wealth of experience in performing gum grafting surgeries.

  • Personalized Care: We understand that every patient is unique. Your treatment plan will be tailored to your specific needs and preferences.

  • Cutting-Edge Technology: We utilize the latest advancements in dental technology to ensure optimal results and minimize discomfort.


If you're struggling with receding gums, gum grafting surgery with Alloderm can be a game-changer. By opting for this innovative approach, you can enjoy a more comfortable experience, faster recovery, and predictable results. Contact us at Oasis Dental Milton today to schedule a consultation (905-876-2747) and take the first step toward a healthier, more confident smile.

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