Gum Grafting for Gum Recession

Gum grafting

Curious to know how gum grafting can help you? Just ask our team at Melbourne Periocare. We are always happy to help our patients clarify any concerns. Among these may include whether or not gum grafting hurts, or if gum graft surgery might involve any pain.

To explain simply, a gum grafting procedure can help patients with gum recession. Gum recession is a condition that happens due to receded or aged gums. This can often leave a patient’s teeth or root surfaces exposed, causing unsightliness or sensitivity in the affected area.

Hence, a gum graft treatment is a crucial step in helping patients regenerate the soft tissues in the affected area of their gums. Gum grafting is a procedure that can occur whether a patient’s soft tissues are receding, or expected to recede.

Does Gum Grafting Hurt?

Receding gums often do not cause pain. However, many of our patients commonly ask if gum grafting procedures hurt. The short answer is no. This depends on the type of gum graft performed. As each patient’s condition is always different, the treatment required will differ likewise.

In case where tissue for grafting needs to be removed, a sample is usually taken from a patient’s palate. If your gum graft procedure requires for tissue to be removed from your palate, some discomfort may be involved during your recovery period. This usually involves a sensation of discomfort for a few days following your gum graft procedure.

Gum Tissue Graft Recovery

Once a patient’s situation has been assessed, a suitable gum graft procedure can then be recommended. Before our dentists perform a gum graft, we must ensure that a patient has the right health conditions to recover from one. This includes checking that a patient does not have gum disease, and keeps to proper dental hygiene at home.

What this does is help to ensure that any patient undergoing gum grafting remains healthy and free from inflammation during their recovery. We emphasize that patients take absolute care of the grafted area during recovery, up until any stitches can be removed.