Gum graft

Gingival recession has various causes. This gum recession results in exposed tooth roots, which can make them more sensitive. It can also affect the appearance of the smile as the teeth may appear longer, and gaps may form between them. Your dentist may recommend a gum graft in such cases. This muco-gingival surgical procedure is used to halt gingival recession and correct its effects. We will explain what it involves.

Gum graft: a solution to correct gum recession

The principle of gum grafting

The principle of gum grafting is relatively simple. This procedure involves harvesting gum tissue from a donor area and grafting it onto a recipient area, specifically the area affected by gingival recession. The goal of this procedure is to restore height and thickness to the gum tissue, thereby strengthening the supporting tissues of the teeth and covering the exposed root of one or more teeth.

  • Donor area

  • Recipient area

  • Restore height

  • Thickness

How is the gum surgery is performed?

Gum grafting takes place in three main stages:

  • The preparation of the recipient site: the weakened gum is “peeled off” by the dentist. He can also thicken it to make room for the graft.
  • The removal of the graft, most often at the level of the palate. In some cases, it is possible to remove gums from wisdom teeth area when they have been extracted.
  • The suture of the graft on the recipient area.

Everything takes place under local anesthesia. This procedure can be preceded by a thorough cleaning of the tooth roots. Depending on the grafting technique, one to two weeks after the procedure, the dentist removes the stitches.

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Gum grafting is generally free from significant complications, and its success rate is high. After the procedure, any pain can be relieved by taking pain-relieving or anti-inflammatory medications prescribed by your dentist. It is also advised to:

  • Continue brushing your teeth, avoiding the grafted area.
  • Consume only liquid and cold foods for the first 24 hours, then switch to soft and lukewarm foods.
  • Quit smoking for at least 3 weeks before and after the procedure.

If you would like more information about gum grafting, please contact us.

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Our rates
Bone Graft : Upon quotation

A consultation with our specialist will help determine the best treatment plan for you and provide you with a detailed quote.

Dental Cleaning for New Patients with Two X-rays : 155.-
Check-up with a dentist : Between 80.- and 180.-

Frequently Asked Questions

Are the results permanent?

With good oral care and regular dental check-ups, the results of the graft can last for years. However, neglect can lead to further recession.

Is it painful?

The procedure is done under local anesthesia. After the operation, some mild discomfort may be experienced, typically manageable with pain relievers.


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