A 47-year-old member asked:

Gum graft. is it a scam or serious problem?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 43 years experience
Not a scam: A gum tissue graft can help in many ways. First, the cause of the lost or receeded tissue must be identified and corrected. Sometimes we simply do not have the answer for this, but it is important to try to find out.Ex: occlusal trauma, chewing tobacco, incorrect /hard brushing, etc. Covering an exposed root, or establishing a healthy area of bound down tissue around a tooth is excellent treatment.
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Dr. I. Jay Freedman
Dentistry 45 years experience
Agreed! Far from a scam, gum grafting is a valuable service and can not only improve esthetics, but save teeth from being lost as well!
Jan 21, 2013
Dr. Dinh Bui
Dr. Dinh Buianswered
Dentistry 25 years experience
Good therapy: Gum graft is a good therapy if following a good diagnosis. Must treat the cause and eliminate the problem prior to graft. To ensure success, the site is totally healthy and void of any infection or bleeding gum. It is not a scam if the involving dentist gives some kind of warranty to some degree of success in the graft.
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