Soft Tissue Grafting

Our dentist, Dr. George Skoog, can talk with you about our options for addressing gum disease. If you have lost gum tissue due to periodontal problems, you may be a candidate for soft-tissue grafting in Palatine, Illinois. If you have been living with gum disease and would like to learn more about this treatment, call Advocate Dental of Palatine at 847-359-8732 today.

Soft tissue grafting, often referred to as a gum graft, is a procedure involving the graft of gum tissue to correct the recession of gum tissue or to improve a crooked gumline. If certain areas of your smile lack more gum tissue than others do, we can provide you with a graft using gum tissue taken from a surrounding area or the roof of your mouth. Depending on your needs, we may recommend tissue from a “tissue bank” in order to remove the risk for disease transmission or potential graft rejections.

Excessive gum recession can often be caused by chronic inflammations from plaque buildup or harsh tooth brushing habits. If not treated early enough, your gum recession may advance to the point where a lack of gum tissue weakens your smile and causes tooth loss. As you meet with our dentists, we can examine your smile and help determine which type of treatment is best suited to address the cause of your gum recession and repair your smile. A gum graft also offers several cosmetic benefits to improve the aesthetics of your gumline and smile.

To learn more about soft tissue grafting, contact our team today and set up a visit with our office. We look forward to hearing from you!

Patient Reviews

Dr. Skoog is very dedicated to his work and the well-being of his patients. On two different circumstances he was able to squeeze me in when he had a fully booked day. He is very good with understanding a patient’s apprehension of dentists. 🙂

- Sandy S.

So appreciative to Dr. Skoog for taking care of my husband’s terrible toothache during the holiday season. We are not patients of Dr. Skoog as we live out of state. He stayed late on a Saturday to alleviate my husband’s pain. We can’t thank him enough! Highly recommend.

- Ann M.

Great care! The office is usually on time or early. Dr Skoog is very good and offers a lot of services eliminating the need to go to multiple providers which saves time. All staff is professional and friendly as well they make you feel like your their close friend.

- Jeff A.