Dental Gum Grafts

Gum Grafts

A gum graft is a gum surgery for receding gums.

Rebuilds gum tissue around teeth
Improves tooth support
Reduces chance of infection
Reduces sensitivity
Helps prevent tooth loss
Dr. Matthew Chan

Dr. Matthew Chan

Dr. Matthew Chan is our resident periodontist. Periodontal means “around the tooth.” “Periodontics” is the dental specialty of the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal diseases that affect the gums. Dr. Chan is a gum disease doctor who performs gum grafts when necessary due to gum recession or “probing depths.”

Dr. Chan is a graduate of both University of Toronto (Honours BSc, Masters Sc, Ph.D. [Periodontology]) and the University of Western Ontario (DDS), and he has over a decade of periodontal experience.

Your gums are in great hands with our periodontist!

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Types of Gum Surgery

Gum disease treatment involves a gum disease doctor removing a small section of tissue from the inside or the roof of your mouth and layering it over the damaged gums.

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Connective Tissue Graft

When there is a large area of the tooth root exposed, the gum specialist will remove the tissue from the mouth’ roof and suture it onto the grafting site. The roof of the mouth is expansive, making it the best place to take donor tissue.

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Gingival Graft

When there is thin gum tissue but not necessarily root or nerve exposure, the gum graft specialist will take a small piece of tissue from the roof of the mouth and suture it to any receding areas of the gums. This procedure will thicken the gums and prevent root exposure in the future.

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Pedicle Graft

When there is a moderate recession, but the gums are relatively healthy, the periodontal specialist will cut a flap of tissue and leave it attached to one end. The periodontist will then move this flap sideways to cover the exposed roots. The blood vessels remain in place, making this the ideal graft.

Symptoms of Gum Recession

If you notice any of the following symptoms, contact a specialist in gums at your earliest convenience.

Sensitive Teeth

Tender Gums

Longer Tooth Line

Exposed Roots

Loose Teeth

Causes Of Gum Recession

Many adults are affected by gum recession. The following are a few of the reasons you could notice gum recession:

Aggressive or Improper Brushing Technique

Inflammation or Periodontal Disease

Your Genes

Hormonal Changes

Diabetes and Other Illnesses

Smoking and Other Tobacco Products

Grinding Your Teeth or Clenching Your Jaw

Misaligned Bite or Crooked Teeth

Inadequate Dental Care

Gum Surgery Procedure Toronto

Receding Gum Surgery Procedure

The procedure could take one to two hours, depending on how receded the patient’s gums are.

Bond Street Dental’s Gum Disease Doctor will provide you with sleep dentistry options before the surgery. During the procedure, your mouth will be frozen, and you won’t feel a thing!

In most cases, the patient’s own tissue is used, usually taken from the roof of the mouth.

The periodontal doctor will remove a thin piece of tissue and carefully place it onto the affected area.

The tissue is then safely and securely attached with fine sutures.

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Gum Graft Recovery

It can take up to two weeks to recover after a gum graft. You should only eat soft, room-temperature foods like steamed vegetables, yogurt, and oatmeal for the following two weeks. Do not brush or floss in the affected area until it has healed. We recommend using mouthwash to prevent infections and plaque buildup.

Dr. Chan may also suggest medication to help with any residual pain or discomfort. He will additionally schedule a follow-up appointment to ensure the graft has been successful and is healing properly. Our resident gum specialist will answer any questions and address any concerns you may have.

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Gum Graft FAQ’s

Are gum grafts permanent?

Gum grafts are a great way to treat gum recession and prevent tooth decay and bone loss. However, gum problems could still arise in the future. To avoid complications after your gum graft, practice good dental hygiene at home, and schedule a dental check-up, teeth cleaning appointment every six months and avoid tobacco products.

How painful is a gum graft?

Bond Street Dental’s oral surgery procedures are relatively painless due to our sleep dentistry options. Following the procedure, you can expect some discomfort that can be alleviated with over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medication or pain medication prescribed by your dentist.

How do I find a gum disease doctor near me?

Bond Street Dental offers treatment for gum diseases in Toronto. We’re located in the heart of downtown near Yonge and Dundas Square. Our experienced periodontist can assist you with all of your gum grafting needs.

How much does receding gums surgery cost? Will my insurance cover this procedure?

Prices vary on this procedure. Costs are dependent on the severity of gum recession as well as other factors. Patients are invited to call and book a FREE consultation to discuss pricing. Yes, insurance companies do cover this procedure.