Gum Grafting and periodontal regeneration

Are your gums receding? Don’t ignore it! Receding gums expose your teeth to bacteria and can lead to sensitivity and unsightly appearance. But there’s good news – gum reconstruction is an effective solution.

What causes gum recession? It could be thin gum tissue, tooth misalignment, or even aggressive brushing. Whatever the cause, if left untreated, it can worsen and lead to further dental problems.

But fear not! A gingival graft can help. Using either your own tissue or a donor’s, this procedure restores gum tissue around your teeth, providing protection and enhancing your smile. Dr. Gallez has been using advanced techniques like Alloderm and Perioderm with great success since 2002.

With a predictable outcome and minimal discomfort, gingival grafting is the key to a healthier, more confident smile. Don’t let gum recession hold you back – schedule your consultation today!

A common question asked is:
“How Do I Prevent My Gums From Receding?”

Well, the answer is to find why are the gums receding. Usually, it is a combination of factors such as:

  • Thin gum tissue (some patients have thin gum tissue, some have thick gum tissue)
  • Malpositioning of the tooth on the arch (either naturally or through orthodontic treatment)
  • Plaque induced gingival inflammation
  • Traumatic brushing
  • Aging
  • Muccogingingival deformities
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AlloDerm is an acellular dermal matrix sourced from human skin donors. It undergoes a multi-step process to remove cells and epidermis, minimizing rejection risk. With over a decade of safety history and more than a million procedures across various surgeries, AlloDerm is known for its versatility and safety. Key steps in its processing include donor screening, extensive serology tests, and final sterility testing. The matrix, rich in collagen and elastin, supports revascularization and tissue remodeling post-implantation. Clinical trials have shown comparable results to autogenous tissue grafts, making AlloDerm a reliable option for various soft tissue procedures.

  • Tissue accepted only from AATB (American Association of Tissue Banks) compliant tissue banks
  • Extensive panel of serology tests
  • Proprietary processing technology removes immunogenic cells and minimizes risk of disease transmission
  • Final sterility testing ensures that no external pathogens are introduced while processing

The proprietary processing to derive AlloDerm from donor tissue involves a series of steps:

  •  Treatment with buffered salt solution to separate and eliminate the epidermis
  •  Series of washes with mild non-denaturing detergent solutions to solubilize and eliminate all cells
  •  Final freeze-drying step uses patented technology that prevents damaging ice crystal formation

More information on Alloderm can be found online at:


PerioDerm is a human skin graft used for tissue repair and support in soft tissue defects. It’s derived from donated skin processed by the Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation (MTF), known for stringent standards. The graft undergoes minimal processing to remove cells and antigens, reducing rejection risk. The remaining matrix facilitates cellular infiltration and vascularization. MTF, overseen by a board of surgeons, upholds rigorous criteria exceeding industry standards. They use advanced cleaning technologies, ensuring high-quality, safe tissue. With over 3.5 million distributed grafts from 65,000 donors, MTF’s commitment to quality and safety is evident.