For people with receding gums, a gum graft can help prevent loss of teeth. Others may choose to have a gum graft for cosmetic reasons.

In summary:

– Your dentist will recommend the most suitable type of gum graft procedure.

– Gum graft is a same-day surgical procedure involving local anaesthetic; the tissue is either taken from the roof of the mouth or a tissue bank.

– Recovery can be aided by taking painkillers, antibiotics, avoiding smoking, and eating soft foods.

“The healing process is often quick, taking 1 to 2 weeks for the mouth to heal fully but may take longer.”

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Dr. Fraser Hendrie BDS (Glasg.) MFGDP (UK)

Fraser is a Glasgow graduate with over 20 years of experience. He is the one of the principal dentists at Craigentinny Dental Care in Edinburgh. He has a reputation for consistent, high quality work and a love of innovation. Many of Dr Hendrie’s patients travel from the far reaches of Scotland, the UK and beyond. So wherever you live from Portobello or around Edinburgh to further afield he will be pleased to meet you. He is a member of the Student Clinicians of the American Dental Association, British Dental Association, the Association of Dental Implantology, and has studied at the Pankey Institute in Miami on several occasions. Fraser has particular interests in Dental Implantology, Preventive dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry and information technology. Fraser has also been admitted to the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners by examination. Fraser is married with two young children and lives in Edinburgh. In his free time he enjoys running, cycling, and kite-surfing.