How much is a typical gum graft?


Quick Answer

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.

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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.

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