Gum Grafting

Gum grafting is an in-office procedure performed on patients whose gums are receding. As the name suggests, it involves extending the gums to repair the tissue that has receded. Gum grafting may also be an option for those whose gum line is naturally higher or uneven, to enhance their appearance.

Do you have receding gums? Are you concerned about the way that your teeth appear or are you concerned about losing teeth due to instability? Gum grafting is an excellent solution to keep your natural teeth when you have issues that impact your gum health.

At Dr. Gina Ha & Associates, we perform gum grafting procedures for our patients. The final result is a more aesthetically pleasing smile, healthier, secure the teeth, and better protection of the root which results in decreased sensitivity.

Gum Recession and Gum Grafting

Gum recession can be caused by a variety of factors, such as gum disease, traumatic brushing, or teeth grinding. According to the CDC, nearly half of all adults in the United States have some form of periodontal disease. When the gums recede, they can expose more sensitive portions of the tooth and even the root. This condition can be uncomfortable. In severe cases, recession causes movement of teeth and even tooth loss. Often patients with receding gums will have severe sensitivity due to the exposure of the root.

If you have gum recession, it’s a serious issue that needs to be proactively treated in order to prevent tooth loss. At Dr. Gina Ha & Associates, the first step is to provide a full examination and then discuss the best treatment methods. There are several types of gum grafts which may be used, and we fully explain each treatment type to give our patients the best options for their oral health.

In most cases, a local anesthetic is used during the procedure. There may be some slight discomfort after the surgery as the gums heal. During recovery, you may notice some swelling, but discomfort is usually minimal. Dr. Ha provides all patients with a thorough explanation of recovery tips that includes special instructions about care.

Contact Dr. Gina Ha & Associates for Your Gum Grafting Procedure

At Dr. Gina Ha & Associates, we offer a full consultation to discuss treatment options. We also assess patients with each routine exam to make notes about gum health. We want our regular patients to be aware of any recession before it becomes an issue. Many patients don’t notice gum recession until they have discomfort because it happens gradually over time. With regular maintenance, we can counsel patients on well care and help prepare them for surgery when it provides the best treatment option.

Dr. Gina Ha & Associates
4789 Yonge Street, Suite 309
North York, ON M2N 0G3
Phone: 416-435-7227
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9:00 AM – 6:00 PM (by appointment only)
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Important Notice: Temporary Office Closure

At Dr. Gina Ha & Associates, the safety of our patients and our team are our top priority. In order to fully comply with the recommendations given by the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario, our office is currently closed in order to help reduce spread of COVID-19. We are informed that the RCDSO will review the situation again in the beginning of April to provide further guidance.

In the meantime, if you need to communicate with our office, please send your emails to and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

If you have dental emergencies that cannot wait, please contact the dental emergency clinic at 416-510-2253 or until further notice. We will update you as to when our office will be back to our normal operations as soon as we know.

Thank you for your understanding and please practise social distancing for the greater good. If all of us do our parts to help out, the end to this nightmare will come sooner and we will all be able to get back to our normal lives. Pray that all of you will stay safe and healthy during this unprecedented time.

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