Gum Recession Surgery Cost

Dental issues don’t just affect your teeth. When your gums begin to pull away from your teeth due to gum recession, there are several factors that help determine the total cost of surgery.

Find out what causes gum recession and how much gum graft surgery may cost.

What Is Gum Recession?

When the gum line recedes from a tooth, the recession exposes more of your tooth or tooth rot. Gum recession can be caused by periodontal diseases, genetics, aggressive tooth brushing, tooth decay, and other issues.

An exposed tooth may change the appearance of your smile and cause sensitivity to hot or cold foods and beverages. If left untreated, you may lose a tooth due to decay.

Having gum recession surgery—known as gum graft surgery—can be an affordable solution for correcting your smile. It’s usually well worth the cost of treatment for your overall comfort and oral health.

How Much Does Gum Recession Surgery Cost?

The cost of gum graft surgery depends on these questions:

  1. How long have your gums needed grafting?
  2. How many teeth are getting grafts?
  3. What type of tissue will be used to graft? (Grafts from a tissue bank—not the patient’s mouth—are typically more expensive)
  4. Where is your dentist located?

A typical gum tissue graft can cost between $600 to $1200 for a single procedure in a specific area.

What Is Gum Contouring?

Gum contouring is a cosmetic surgery that can be performed at the same time as your skin graft. It is designed to trim your gums to be even. However, this can bring your total bill up to around $1,000 to $3,000 per area.

Additional costs include a diagnosis exam, x-rays, and more. Talk with a Kool Smiles dentist about treatment options and how to keep costs low.

Affordable Dental Care at Kool Smiles

Don’t let the cost of receding gum treatment put a frown on your face. The dedicated Kool Smiles dentists, orthodontists, and dental care professionals help you treat your gums safely and affordably.

Kool Smiles accepts almost every type of insurance coverage to help you keep your costs lows. Patients at Kool Smiles can use Medicaid, TRICARE, SCHIP, CareCredit, and more. We also offer flexible payment plans for patients who don’t have insurance.

Find a Kool Smiles location near you or call us today to make an appointment.

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Sources:

Colgate: www.colgate.com/en/us/oc/oral-health/conditions/gum-disease/article/receding-gums-and-treatment-and-causes-0214

Cost Helper: http://health.costhelper.com/gum-tissue-grafts.html

CareCredit: http://www.carecredit.com/