Gum Grafting

Contact us today to restore your smile.

  • Treat gum disease
  • Replace lost gums
  • Prevent damage

Gum grafting is a procedure which transfers healthy gum tissue from one area of the mouth and uses it to build up and restore damaged gums that have receded. Receding gums can expose the tooth root and create pockets for bacteria to thrive in.

When gums become infected, they begin to pull away from the teeth and create small gaps (or pockets) which become filled with plaque, tartar and bacteria. This can lead to infection in the gum tissue (gum disease), which makes the gums red, swollen, painful and prone to bleeding.

Gum grafting allows us to treat and restore receding gums by transferring healthy gum tissue from one part of the mouth to another. This has the benefit of covering any exposed roots or bone and also provides a stable support for your teeth.

Gum Grafting at the Neem Tree

Whether you require a gum grafting procedure for cosmetic reasons or to help treat gum disease, there are several options available to you. We provide both surgical and less invasive pinhole procedures to help restore and repair your gums.

We use local anaesthetic to ensure that the procedure is as comfortable and painless as possible.

Contact us today to find out more about our Gum Grafting services from our practices in Esher, Surrey or Wandsworth, South West London.

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from £600
from £425
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Non-Surgical Root Surface Debridement
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Pinhole Gum Grafting
from £1,250


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Learn more about gum grafting

What is the gum grafting procedure?

A range of gum grafting procedures can be carried out including treating recession defects, removal of epulis or other soft tissue lesions to assessing and treating soft tissue around implants. A full range of techniques are used. These include, Connective Tissue Grafting, Free Gingival Grafts, Alloderm/Mucograft Grafts, Grafts around the implants to regain keratinised tissue.

An excessively “gummy” smile can similarly be treated by surgically removing the gum, revealing more tooth and resulting in an improved appearance.

What are the effects of untreated gum recession?

Leaving receding gums can lead to severe recession, sensitivity, root decay and tooth loss. This can cause more long term problems with aesthetic concerns and oral discomfort.

What are the benefits of gum grafting?

  • prevents the progression of gum recession and bone loss.
  • protecting roots of teeth from decay.
  • prevention of sensitivity.
  • better aesthetic results.

What types of gum grafting are there?

There are 3 main types of gum grafting.

Connective tissue grafts – These are the most common type of gum grafting procedure. The periodontist begins by making a small incision in the roof of your mouth, creating a flap that can be pulled back. They will then remove a small amount of connective tissue underneath the top layer. This piece will then be stitched onto the affected area of your gums, covering the exposed portion of your tooth.

Free Gingival Grafts – This procedure is usually performed for patients who have thin gums and need more tissue in place to prevent recession. Your dentist fill remove tissue directly from the top layer of the roof of your mouth, as opposed to taking it from the underlying layers. This tissue is then stitched directly onto the affected gums.

Pedicle grafts – This procedure is performed when patients have enough gum already existing next to the affected area. Tissue is not removed from another part of the mouth for this procedure. Your periodontist will make an incision in the gum next to the affected area. The resulting flap is then pulled back over the area requiring extra tissue. The tissue is then stitched to keep it in place, covering the exposed root of the tooth.

Treatment Professionals



An epulis is a term used to describe tumours and tumour-like lesions on the gums.

Gum disease

Gum disease is an infection of the gums which usually presents as red, swollen gums which tend to bleed easily.

Gummy smile

A gummy smile is when the gums protrude excessively above the top teeth.

Keratinised tissue

Keratinised tissue is the gum that wraps around and anchors the tooth or an implant.