Gum Grafting FAQs

How painful is a gum graft?

The actual gum grafting procedure is painless. This is because a local anesthetic is used to numb the affected area. A periodontist, who is a dental specialist in gum disease and the gums, typically performs this procedure. You may instead feel some movement or pressure as your periodontist performs the procedure.

How long does gum grafting last?

Gum grafting can last forever as long as care is taken not to brush too hard and maintain clean teeth and gums.

Is gum grafting worth it?

Gum grafting is a highly safe and effective procedure; it has been tested and proven successful in treating countless cases of receding and thinning gums due to aggressive brushing and gum disease. Still, complications and infections may occur, especially without proper post-op care.

What happens if I don’t get the gum graft?

Gum tissue will continue to recede thus further exposing the tooth root which can cause unnecessary cavities, sensitivity, and possible tooth loss.