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gum graft in Delray beach


Gum Graft is a surgical procedure performed when gum tissue recedes and tooth roots are left unprotected with no gum tissue. Patients who need to protect their receded gums from the effects of periodontal or gum disease, can have their gum tissue restored by this procedure called Gum Graft.

It is key to treat the effects of  gum recession, because if  the roots of your teeth are left exposed,  severe infection, extreme tooth sensitivity and even tooth loss can occur.  Besides this treatment will also improve the awry look of a smile affected by gum recession.

There are different types of gum grafts. Typically, your periodontist can perform:

-Connective tissue graft

– Free gingival graft

-Pedicle graft

-Graft material from a tissue bank

If you are a patient who needs Gum Graft, your periodontist can perform a restorative gum treatment that will make your gums healthy again, while improving the general appearance of your smile.

Improved techniques and modern technology can restore and reconstruct your gums in the most comfortable and minimally invasive possible way .

Why Should You Get a Gum Graft Treatment

Benefits of a Gum Graft Treatment

Prevent Further Gum Recession and Tooth Loss

Gum tissue graft treatment  will tackle the problem of receding gums so that your tooth and roots are not left exposed. This will prevent infection, further gum recession and possible tooth loss.

Prevent Further Tooth Decay

With no healthy gums to protect your teeth, plaque and bacteria can build up more easily and cause severe decay. Gum graft treatment can prevent this from happening.

Enhanced Smile

With healthy gums back in place, you will improve the look of your smile and enjoy a healthy mouth again.

Reduced Gum Sensitivity

Recovered Gum tissue will protect your teeth and roots again and reduce the sensitivity that an exposed tooth can cause.

Protected Roots and Teeth

Your nearby healthy gum tissue, roots and teeth will be protected again once your periodontist can restore the lost or receded gums back to its natural state.

Improved Overall Health

Periodontal disease and its effects are directly linked to many other health issues such as diabetes, heart or kidney disease.  By restoring your gums and protecting your teeth again your overall health will be benefited.

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Gum Graft: Procedure & Diagnosis


Gum Graft Treatment will vary depending on the patient’s needs. The procedure will generally consist of a few steps:

FIRST:  Your dentist needs to evaluate your oral condition through a Comprehensive Exam. This Comprehensive Dental Exam includes checking your teeth, gums, bones, jaw. It also includes oral cancer screening and x-rays (if needed).

SECOND:  At this stage your periodontist will be ready to make a diagnosis and know what kind of Gum Graft Treatment you need.


Different types of Gum Grafting can be performed by your periodontist:

  •  Connective-tissue graft: For this procedure your periodontist will cut  a flap of skin at the roof of your mouth to remove tissue from under the palate and then stitch it to the gum tissue surrounding the root that has suffered from gum recession.


  • Free gingival grafts: a small part of gum tissue is removed from the roof of the mouth and then attached to the affected gum area .
gum graft procedure
  • Pedicle grafts: gum tissue is taken from gum around the treated tooth. The flap is partially cut away, only on one edge. The gum is then pulled down to cover the exposed root. This type of gum graft is suitable for patients with good gum tissue near the tooth.


  • Graft material from a tissue bank: Some periodontists prefer to use graft material that does not come directly from the patient’s mouth.

Gum grafting will require local anesthesia since it is a surgical procedure.

However, you will be able to go home after the procedure and recovery period will take no longer than one or two weeks.

This will depend on the kind of procedure and surgical process you go through. Your doctor will recommend mouthwash to avoid infection and to ensure your mouth is clean and free from bacteria during the recovery period.

For any discomfort you may be recommended any over the counter anti inflammatory or pain relievers .



How Much Does Gum Graft Cost?

The price for a surgical treatment like Gum Graft will depend on your oral conditions and the amount of gum tissue that you need to restore. If you have Insurance, you should find out what kind of coverage your plan offers for this kind of treatment. Our office works with PPO plans which allow you to opt out of network, pay upfront and then get reimbursed directly by the insurance company at the comfort of your home.

Is Gum Graft Painful?

As a surgical Treatment, Gum graft will require local anesthesia since your tissues need to be cut and then stitched. Anesthesia will eliminate any discomfort during the process. After the treatment, you will probably need just a simple anti-inflammatory pain reliever.

How Do I Know If I Need Gum Graft?

Your initial visit to the dental office will allow your periodontist to determine the state of your gums and tissues. This will allow your doctor to see if you are a candidate for Gum Graft Treatment.

How Does Gum Graft Work?

There are several types of Gum Graft procedures. Your periodontist will make a diagnosis and talk to you about the different possibilities you have. Remember Gum Graft is a surgical procedure that may work in different ways according to each patient's needs.

How Long Does Gum Graft Take to Heal?

The healing process may generally take between one or two weeks. This, of course, will depend on each patient . Your periodontist will talk to you about any special care you may need after the procedure, but most people can return back to their activities in one or two days.

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