Gum grafting for receding gums or gum contouring

Gum tissue might recede for many reasons, including aggressive brushing, genetics, and periodontal disease. When gum tissue recedes, it can leave your teeth exposed and vulnerable to further damage. In some cases, your dentist at Humber Valley Dental in Bolton, Ontario, may recommend a gum grafting procedure to help protect your teeth and restore the beauty of your smile with gum restoration.

What is gum graft surgery?

Gum grafting is a dental surgical procedure in which healthy gum tissue is transplanted to the areas of your mouth where the gum tissue has receded. This can help cover up your teeth’ exposed roots and protect them from further damage. Gum grafting can also help to improve the aesthetics of your smile by making your teeth look longer.

What can I expect from the gum grafting treatment at Humber Valley Dental?

The gum grafting procedure is usually performed under local anesthesia, so you will be awake during the entire dental process but will not feel any pain. Our dentist will make a small incision in your gums and then carefully place the healthy gum tissue over the exposed roots of the teeth. The grafting material is usually secured with tiny stitches. The procedure will typically take less than an hour to complete and is done with proper sedation if needed.

Recovery following the gum grafting treatment

After your gum grafting procedure, you may experience some mild discomfort and swelling. This is usually controlled with over-the-counter pain medication. You should also avoid chewing hard foods for the first few days after surgery. Most patients report excellent results after gum grafting and are very happy with their new smiles!

Schedule a consultation visit today

If you are seeking receding gums treatment and live in the area of Bolton, ON, connect with the team at Humber Valley Dental. Drs. Geeta Gautham, David Ma, and Ammar Taimish are here to assist with a wide range of general, restorative, and aesthetic dentistry solutions for patients in the community. Call (289) 536-4498 to request a consultation visit at our practice, located at 25 Queen Street North. Our facility is now accepting new patients and families.