I have gum disease and receeding gums do I need gum graft surgery

Q. Hi, I have recently experience some minor gum disease (as a result of poor advice from a previous dentist). The gum on my two front teeth has receeded quite badly both upwards and outwards leaving me with very large looking front teeth (they have always been slightly longer than my other teeth). I have done some research on gum graft surgery and don’t necessarily think the situation is severe enough for this, my dentist thinks they fine but I’m really upset by the way they look, is there anything else I can do, it’s making me really unhappy and I’m only 27

A. Hi V, many thanks for your enquiry. once the gums have receded there is very little that can be done to regain the gum line. The best option would be to have a gum graft procedure. This is however slightly unpredictable as we are unsure how the gum will take like any graft but as long as the body does not reject it. The result is generally favorable. Hope this is helpful.

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  1. Kim says:

    Hi, I have gum resession which seems to have stopped but I am so worried it will continue and i will end up with no teeth by the time im 30. Could you advise me on how much gum graft surgery costs?
    Thanks!

  2. jj says:

    I also have slightly receeding gums as a result of brushing too hard and am more concerned about the cost of the procedure, because that is what will be the deciding factor. Anything over a few hundred worries me.

  3. sarah K says:

    hello I have been quoted £1500 for a gum graft procedure but the periodontist called it gum plastic surgery. How much does gum grafting usually cost? is this about the right price or too expensive.

  4. Guadalupe says:

    Do you recommend doing invisalign before or after gum grafting? Will invisalign help with my under bites. Please advise… Thanks!

  5. Isabel says:

    Hi I would recommend having Invisalign before gum grafting, however any gum problems must be treated before any orthodontic treatment or tooth movement. Invisalign can help some underbites depending on how simple it is as often there is a jaw discrepancy which may limit the end result. Good luck

  6. Pierre says:

    I have weak gums (bleeding gums) and my front teeth are not straight. Currently i see a hygienist every 3 months. I brush my teeth twice a day, floss, use d tepe brushes n use mouthwash and my gums still bleed, but not as much as before. I have been seeing the hygienist for the past 3 years. I am so frustrated now and i want to smile again. Please can you advice me wether i can get my teeth straightened with braces or have implants, bone grafting. I will be looking forward to hear from you. Many Thanks

  7. Davon says:

    Please come for an assessment so we can determine if your gum condition is healthy enough to have orthodontics. Alternatively ask your dentist to refer you to a Periodontist (a gum specialist) for advice Best wishes

  8. Jana says:

    Where can I get get considered for gum grafting in the greater manchester area? I have no upper teeth and serious gum recession on the bottom jaw?

  9. Tavion says:

    You can search for a Periodontist (gum specialist), who will be able to assess your gums and the potential need or not for grafting. There are several periodontists in that area, you could ask your regular dentist to be referred if necessary.

  10. Judith says:

    Hi there, I was wondering if you could help me, I’m 24 years old and I’ve been having bleeding gums for about 5 years now and been taking Corsodyl on and off for the same length of time, which stops bleeding for a short while then it starts again. It stains my teeth so I take a break from it to allow my teeth to become whiter again. My dentist just tells me to keep brushing and flossing, which I am doing, but the gums are still bleeding. Any advice you can give or other treatments I could try?

  11. Janiya says:

    You need to have professional cleaning done and be shown how to clean properly. Bleeding gums is a sign of a problem and should not be accepted and there will be a way to get on top of this, if you dentist is unsure, why not ask for a referral to a PEriodontist

  12. Reilly says:

    Hi, Can you recommend a n antimicrobial mouth rinse please? i have looked in the supermarket and find that the prices are very different. I don’t have gum disease, but at 40 years feel I should be taking more precautions. Can you suggest one that is effective please?

  13. Cristal says:

    Mouth wash will not protect against gum disease but a fluoride containing mouthwash will help in terms of reducing the risk of decay. Most contain Fluoride.

  14. Pierre says:

    My teeth bleed a little when I brush and I’m 14, is this bad? And is it gum disease and can it be treated and healed?

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  16. Spencer says:

    I’ve got a hole in one of my lower teeth. Due to having a hole the gum by the teeth is quite swollen The dentists says before they can do the filling in that teeth I would need to go to 4 scale and polish sessions. Would the scale and polish sessions help to reduce the gum swelling ? My gum is only swollen in one place so would the scale and polish help? I’ve had this problem for quite a long time now. What do I do. The gum is really swollen in one place. What can I do to help with the swelling of the gums. Would the scale and polish help with my gum swelling. Thank You

  17. Alden says:

    It sounds like a generalised gum problem if you need that many visits so its best to sort that out first before finishing the filling. perhaps he could place a temporary filling in the meantime?

  18. Joel says:

    My gums bleed when removing the trays and I have dry mouth , gums feel itchy through out the day . Is this normal & should I notify mt dentist! Sores in the back of my cheeks!

  19. Willie says:

    It is not normal for your gums to bleed. Bleeding gums are a sign of inflammation and it is recommended that you book in to see your dentist.

  20. Davis says:

    I am a young teen who hates getting up in the morning. I rarely brush my teeth. But when I give my teeth a good brush my teeth always bleed. I have tried aqua fresh and Colgate toothpaste but it doesn’t seem to help. Please can you advise me on what I should do to have a healthier mouth. Also if I keep bushing my teeth everyday will the bleeding stop? Or is there something else you have to do like use mouth wash or floss every day of the week?

  21. Maddison says:

    Just by brushing your teeth twice a day, you should see a reduction in the bleeding within around 10 days. You sound like you are an inconsistent brusher and consistency and thoroughness is the key. Ideally, you would also clean between you teeth with floss or brushes, but I would focus on the tooth brushing first and see how that goes

  22. sobia says:

    Hi, I have gum resession which seems to have gone worse i am only 23 but I am so worried it will continue and i will end up with no teeth. Could you advise me on how much gum graft surgery costs?
    Thankyou

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