Gum Grafting

Smiles on Sparks with Dr Halpin is Ottawa's destination for Gum Grafting.

When loss of soft tissue surrounding the teeth receeds, this can cause root hypersensitivity to cold and sweet as well as being unsightly.  In North America, statistics reveal that one quarter of persons aged 30 and over have at least one tooth with at least 3mm of recession.  At 3mm of recession, there is a two thirds chance that this will progress to 4mm and beyond.  Loss of bone will follow loss of gum tissue.  Gum grafting traditionally involved removing tissue from the palate.  At Smiles on Sparks, we offer the allogenic tissue graft alternative.  This is far less traumatic than cutting a piece from the roof of your mouth.  Please visit for more information on our grafting material and procedures.