I have receding gums and my dentist said I would have to use skin from the roof of my mouth. My friend says this is extremely painful. Are there other options?
Using your own palatal tissue is not your only option for gum grafting anymore. You can also choose to use AlloDerm Regenerative Tissue Matrix Treatment which is donated palatal tissue that lacks any DNA. Using AlloDerm is just as effective as using your own tissue and decreases your pain after the procedure because you no longer need to remove your own palatal tissue. Read our page on Soft Tissue Regeneration or call our office about this procedure and using AlloDerm!