Gum Grafting

Beautiful gums hold a great smile together.

Receding gums can be a problem for your health, smile, and self-esteem. Fortunately, Dr. Suzanne Caudry is here to help. With decades of experience, Dr. Caudry has established herself as a leading figure in Canadian dentistry—a pioneer leading the way in the field of modern-day periodontics. Her skill, expertise, and passion for her trade ensure that every patient receives the highest level of care available.


About Gum Grafting

Gum grafting (also known as gingival grafting) is a type of soft tissue graft used to replace lost gum tissue. When gum recession occurs, teeth lose their attachment which is a natural defence against bacteria and trauma. Recession is always accompanied by root exposure, which leads to sensitivity and leaves them exposed and susceptible to root decay. Recession can be caused by grinding, past treatment with orthodontics (braces), malocclusion, and aggressive tooth brushing. Treatments and habits can be a greater risk for people who, based on their genetics, naturally have thin gums. When gum recession is a problem soft tissue grafting techniques may be a solution.

A gum graft is designed to solve problems such as thin gums or insufficient gum coverage (recession). A thin piece of tissue is used to provide a stable band of attached gingiva around the tooth. The gingival graft may be placed to cover the exposed portion of the root or to increase the thickness of existing gums. This procedure is highly predictable and results in a stable healthy band of attached tissue around the tooth.

Is a Gum Graft Right for Me?

Few people know the ins and outs of the gingival graft procedure—and there are even fewer who know whether they themselves need a graft. Some people simply fail to notice that their gums have receded or dismiss their gum-related troubles as minor issues not worth the time of a professional.

We are here to tell you that even your minor gum-related issues can benefit from the services of Dr. Caudry and her team. Your teeth and gums don’t have to make you self-conscious or wary of eating certain foods. We can improve the health of your gums at any stage. Think of it as preventative maintenance! A little bit of time with us today could save you lots of time, money, and stress in the future.

A gum graft may be right for you if:

  • You’ve experienced significant gum recession
  • The roots of your teeth are exposed
  • You notice exposed areas are red, puffy, or inflamed

If you think you need a gum graft, feel to ask us for a consultation. New patients do not need referrals for consultations, and we are always eager to improve another person’s oral health.

The Benefits of a Gum Graft

While gum recession comes with many downsides, you will only benefit from a gum graft. Whether you’re insecure about your gummy smile or are looking to ward off decay and inflammation, a gingival graft—and proper oral hygiene—will make your troubles disappear.

Gum grafting is an incredibly safe procedure with a high rate of success and satisfaction. For gums that have receded beyond the point of no return, it remains the best option to improve dental health.

A gum graft offers numerous benefits, including:

  • Tooth decay prevention
  • Improved appearance
  • Better breath
  • Reduced tooth sensitivity
  • Lower risk of tooth and bone loss

Reverse Gum Loss with a Graft

Do you feel like your smile is a little too gummy? Does it look as if your teeth have grown over the years? Don’t worry—your teeth aren’t getting bigger. The problem is that your gums are receding. When it comes to a problem like that, there is no better solution than a gum graft. And as one of the most sought-after periodontists in the GTA, who better to carry out your grafting procedure than Dr. Caudry and her team?

Gum grafts are essential in reversing severe gum loss. Additionally, they can be a crucial part in the treatment of gingivitis and periodontal disease, as well as in lowering the chances of oral inflammations and infections. To discover all that a gum graft can do for you, feel free to contact us and book a consultation. We will address all your concerns and answer any questions you might have. Do not hesitate to reach out to us.

Why Choose Dr. Caudry?

So, you have made the decision to address your receding gums—now what? With so many periodontists to choose from, it can be hard to know which to call. We suggest narrowing your search down to one of the most decorated and experienced oral surgeons in your region. At the top of that short list, you’ll see the name of Dr. Suzanne Caudry.

Experienced, knowledgeable, and professional, Dr. Suzanne Caudry has dedicated her life to advancing the field of dentistry. After completing a Ph.D. in Microbiology at Australia’s La Trobe University, Dr. Caudry pursued a Doctorate of Dental Surgery at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. Not willing to stop there, she then specialized in Periodontics at the University of Toronto.

Her ambition and commitment to her craft have kept her at the forefront of periodontics since the very beginning. In fact, Dr. Caudry was one of the first oral surgeons in North America to be trained in the ways of computer-guided surgery. A born innovator, she combines time-tested expertise with the latest technology to deliver the highest standard of care possible.

Improving Your Gums, Your Smile, and Your Life

We are continually investing in our equipment, services, and personnel to improve patients' experiences. We are on the cutting edge of integrating digital workflows into the way we perform our operations, helping us improve recovery times, enhance safety, and reduce client discomfort. With us, you can rest easy knowing you're in the hands of trained, certified specialists committed to your well-being.

We offer:

  • Computer-assisted surgery
  • Patient-focused dental care
  • State-of-the-art digital dental impressions
  • On-site medical anesthesiologists

Rest assured: We always act with care, due diligence, and your best interests at heart. At our practice, your needs come first.

Your Options for Gum Grafting

The gingival graft can be obtained in two ways: either your own tissue (taken from the palate) or donated dermal tissue (Allograft).

The traditional treatment involves using the patient's own tissue. This technique often gives the best surgical outcomes. However, an additional surgery site can cause considerable discomfort and a longer healing time for the patient. Allografts are an attractive and less invasive alternative. It involves using donated dermal tissue. Recent advancements in Allografts have improved surgical outcomes and so considerably decreased patient post-up pain. We always use the most advanced products available for the best possible surgical outcomes.

You will have your unique treatment plan and the choice of donor tissue to achieve the best possible result will be discussed. We want to ensure the most comfortable treatment for you.

Gum grafting surgery takes approximately one hour for 1-3 teeth. The patient must be on a soft food diet for 6 weeks afterwards. After this time the gums are functionally the same as pre-surgery. Full recovery takes about one year and tissues can continue to grow throughout the first year.

Learn More About Gum Grafts Today

Would you like to find out if you are a candidate for a gingival graft? Would you like to schedule your consultation as soon as possible? All you have to do is contact us-simple as that.

Our front office team will assist with scheduling your appointments and processing dental insurance claims. We will answer all your question and concerns before any treatment begins. We strive to ensure our patients receive the most conservative treatment plan that will lead to the best treatment outcome. You do not need a referral to have a consultation.

Our phone number is (416) 928-3444 and we are always ready to take your call.