We provide gum grafting at our Corvallis, Oregon dental office to help you improve your oral health and the appearance of your smile. Your dentist may suggest gum grafting if you suffer from periodontal disease (also known as gum disease). Periodontal disease causes the gums to recede, exposing an abnormal amount of the tooth structure. Gum grafting involves using oral tissue, often taken from the roof of the mouth or from healthy gums of your other teeth, to cover the exposed tooth and root surfaces. In addition to covering the exposed surfaces, gum grafting encourages new tissue growth to help the gums return to their original position around the teeth. If you suffer from periodontal disease or would like more information about gum grafting, please call or visit us today. Dr. Sparks and his talented dental team are eager to improve your smile!