A 44-year-old member asked:

What are a few natural alternatives to gum grafting?

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Dr. John Kong
Dentistry 20 years experience
None: No natural alternatives i know of grows gum.
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Dr. Jason Cataldo
dentistry - Periodontics 26 years experience
Depends: It depends on what you mean: sometimes gum tissue deficiencies can be corrected (or made worse) by orthodontic tooth movement. Tooth movement is about as natural as you can get in this case. Additionally, a tooth with severe root exposure may be removed usually rendering grafting unnecessary. Unfortunately there are no holistic solutions available at this time.
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