When Gum Grafting Is Necessary for Gum Recession

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We all wish for a radiant smile that exudes confidence, and healthy gums play a pivotal role in achieving just that. However, sometimes gum recession can pose a challenge. In this blog, our dental professionals at Yonge Eglinton Periodontics will dive into the world of gum grafting – a transformative solution for addressing gum recession. Our dentists understand that when gum grafting is necessary, helping you make informed decisions for your family’s dental health is just an appointment away.

Understanding Gum Recession

Gum recession occurs when the gum tissue surrounding the teeth pulls back, exposing more of the tooth or its root. This can lead to heightened tooth sensitivity, an unaesthetic appearance, and potentially compromised tooth stability. Gum recession can result from factors like aggressive brushing, genetics, gum disease, or even hormonal changes.

The Role of Gum Grafting

Gum grafting is a procedure that involves taking gum tissue from one area of the mouth and placing it in the areas where gum recession has occurred. This not only addresses the aesthetic concerns but also helps to protect the exposed tooth roots and prevent further recession. Gum grafting is done when gum tissue is thin.  Gum tissue is the skin for our teeth and jawbone and is the first line of defense to help prevent infection, inflammation, and loss of support for teeth.  It is important for the long-term health of the teeth and the jaw bone, that there is a thick enough band of gum tissue. Gum grafting can enhance both the appearance and health of your smile.

When is Gum Grafting Necessary?

Gum grafting might be necessary when gum recession is affecting the overall health and aesthetics of your smile. If you’re experiencing tooth sensitivity, noticing longer-looking teeth, or feeling self-conscious about your smile due to gum recession, it’s time to consider gum grafting. Consulting one of our periodontal specialists can help determine if this procedure is the right solution for you.


Gum recession shouldn’t stand in the way of your family’s confident smiles. Whether you’re in Eglinton Crosstown, Yonge-University Subway Line, North Toronto, North York, Leaside, or nearby areas, our team at Yonge Eglinton Periodontics is here to guide you through the transformative benefits of gum grafting. We specialize in providing comfortable and cost-efficient solutions to help you achieve optimal periodontal health. Reach out to us today to explore how gum grafting can make a positive difference for your family.

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