A typical gum graft surgery costs between $600 and $1,200, as of 2016. However, a gum graft surgery price can be more expensive depending on the number of grafts, extent of gum recession and the type of tissue required.
Higher graft numbers, extreme recession and tissue from a tissue bank are more expensive. Gums can recede from teeth over time because of gum disease, excessive or aggressive brushing, or genetics. If a gum recedes, it may expose a tooth's root, therefore making the tooth susceptible to rot and sensitive to cold or heat. Gum graft surgery takes tissue from the patent's mouth or from a tissue bank and covers up the recession areas.