gum grafting

Keep your teeth for longer by ensuring strong and healthy gums!

Unfortunately, our mouths are not invincible. Sometimes our gums start to recede, exposing more of the tooth and the tooth’s root. This can cause damage to the supporting bone and may even result in tooth loss. Many people don’t even realize their gums have receded because it’s a gradual process. However, an exposed root can cause severe sensitivity to hot or cold foods and ruin our smiles. Gum grafting can repair and prevent further dental damage.

  • Reduce sensitivity
  • Ensures strong and healthy gums
  • Helps you keep your teeth for longer
  • Enhances your smile

Additional Information

Initially, a small flap of skin is cut at the roof of your mouth and tissue from under the flap is removed and stitched to the gum tissue surrounding the exposed root. After the tissue has been relocated, the small flap is then stitched back up. All of this is done under anesthetic.


Will gum grafting be painful?

The procedure itself will be painless because of the anesthetic. However, in the days following, the affected area may be tender or sore.

What should I do following a gum graft procedure?

Dr. Gill will provide you with all of the necessary information. However, a few things to expect include: arranging a ride if the sedative has a large effect on you, not brushing the gum line until the area has healed, adjusting diet, physical activity, and monitoring medications.

Will my insurance cover the cost of the treatment?

The majority of insurance companies cover most of our treatments. For more detail on your coverage please call your service provider.