Getting a Gum Graft in Cancun
Ok, let me guess... You have been referred to a Periodontist just to find out they are really expensive in the U.S, fortunately you have another choice Travelling abroad for Gum Work in Cancun.
We know this can be intimidating, so aside from our U.S. Trained Periodontal Team we want to show you all the savings and benefits you can get from Our Clinic.
Also this In-Depth Guide on Gum Grafting is for those patients that may not completely be familiar with a gum graft, known as gingival grafting, gum lifting, periodontal plastic surgery or gum surgery.
Traveling to Mexico for a Gum Graft
First of all we are one of the Top Dental Tourism Clinics specialized on complex cases.
We are specialized on restoring patient soft tissue even on failed cases. Everyone heals at diferent times but in most cases the materials and technology are a huge factor.
This Doesn't mean it will be Expensive and U.S. Exclusive, in fact with our U.S. License we buy the same materials but with a big difference.
In the U.S. Prices are set by the Goverment and in Mexico you will get this top brand materials almost for the same cost we bought it (obviously + taxes).
Gum Graft Cost in Mexico
So, how much does gum grafting cost in Mexico? Gum grafting in Mexico costs on average from $400 USD to $2,500 USD per quadrant (usually 4 teeth) this depends on the gum graft type and wich technique is used.
On this treatmet you can save on average from $200 USD to $1,000 USD per quadrant compared to U.S. Gum Grafting Prices (Our prices are PER QUADRAN as it should be, but some dentists charge per tooth).
The Gum Graft Surgery is are performed by Team of Dental Specialists and a U.S. Trained Periodontist.
Using Nobel Biocare Creos Allograft (Synthetic) or Bio Horizon AlloDerm (Synthetic) and usually patient own tissue from palate, depending on the technique and the gum that needs to be lifted
(We don't use Xenograft Material as it may represent dificulties to some patients belifs)*
Gum Grafting (quadrant)
from: $400 - $1,500 USD
Pinhole Technique - Gum Grafting (quadrant)
from: $1,000 - $2,500 USD
If you notice that your gums seemed to have moved back, you most certainly need gum recession treatment.
The Basics of a Gum Graft
Gum recession is when your gums pull away from your teeth, exposing your tooth roots causing higher sensitivity to temperature changes or pressure, and can accelerate tooth decay.
What Are Gum Grafts? A gum graft, also called a gingival graft, is a dental procedure to correct receding gums this periodontal surgery increases root coverage, corrects receding gums and improves the gum biotype using a graft material (to fill up the gums and make them thicker).
What happens during a Gum Graft? During a gum graft we will first remove a piece of tissue from the roof of your mouth or from nearby healthy gum tissue, then carefully place to cover receding gums or root surfaces that let your teeth Exposed.
What is a Gum Disease? Periodontitis (inflammation around the tooth), also known as gum disease, is a disease caused by a build-up of plaque that damages the soft tissue and, without treatment, this condition can affect your gums becoming swollen, sore or infected.
The diseased tissues pull up and away (recede) from a tooth, eventually exposing the tooth’s root surface. Periodontitis can cause teeth to loosen or lead to tooth loss.
What are the most common causes of gum recession? Some common causes for gum recession include periodontal disease, aggressive brushing techniques, smoking, certain medications, illegal drug usage, diabetes, Eating disorders, Bruxism (the habit of grinding the teeth) or even simply genetics.
How are Gums Clasified and what are the Gum BioTypes? There are three basic types of gum tissues or “periodontal biotypes” that our patients are clasified using a periodontal probe think Thick > 1.5mm > Thin.
Thick: fibrotic and rigid, no probe transparency was seen in the six assessed teeth usually more resilient to gum recession but prone to periodontal pockets.
Thin: delicate and friable, all six teeth translucent during probing. prone to gum recession but resiliento to periodontal pockets
Mixed: uneven pattern across teeth.
Gum Recesion Prevention
How do I prevent a Periodontitis? Early cases of gum disease can usually be treated by Brushing your teeth and flossing regularly and keeping a good level of oral hygiene.
What are the First Signs of Gum Recesion? The first sign of root exposure is typically sensitivity to hot and cold substances. This is because root surfaces do not have hard enamel, which makes them more sensitive.
During this first stage of gingivitis, your teeth are still firmly in the sockets without bone or tissue damage. As the gingivitis progresses into periodontitis, you may experience the following signs or symptoms:
• Flossing, brushing or eating hard food causes bleeding in the gums
• Gums are red, swollen, or tender
• Pain in your mouth
• Your teeth appear to be longer due to gums receding from teeth\
• Teeth are loose or separating
• Sores affecting your gums
• Bad breath which is persistent
• Pus formed between your teeth and gums
• Your bite has changed
• Partial dentures do not fit correctly
Types of Gum Graft Procedures
Which are the Different Types of Gum graft? There are three types of gum graft surgery, including connective tissue grafts, pedicle grafts, and free gum grafts. Depending on your needs, your dentist will determine the best treatment possible to ensure long-term success.
It is worth pointing out that all of these gum grafting surgeries have a high success rate. In fact, current data shows that gum graft failure happens in only 2 percent of all cases. And as far as pain and discomfort during these procedures are concerned, the local anesthetics used by periodontists makes gum graft surgery a relatively painless experience.
During a pedicle graft, healthy gum tissue is taken from the tooth next to the recessed tooth.
During the procedure, a periodontist cuts a flap of tissue from the gum of the adjacent tooth. Then the exposed root surface of the recessed tooth is covered with the new soft-tissue and stitched into place. The goal of a pedicle graft is to keep the blood vessels in place
This particular type of gum graft is ideal for individuals who have a lot of healthy gum tissue in an area close to where diseased gum tissue is also receding. A pedicle graft involves cutting a flap of tissue from nearby healthy gums, instead of the palate, and pulling it over the receding gums to cover exposed tooth roots. Something else to note when it comes to pedicle grafts is that these procedures do not interfere with blood flow in the oral cavity in the way that free grafts and connective tissue grafts can.
Relatively easy and quick procedure
Restores healthy gum tissue
Results look natural
Only treats one tooth with an exposed root
Higher chance of developing gum recession after the procedure
Connective Tissue Grafts
Connective tissue grafts are the most common treatment for gum recession.
During the procedure, a periodontist removes soft-tissue from the second layer under the roof of your mouth (palate). Then they stitch the tissue onto the gums of the exposed root. Lastly, they stitch up the flap on the palate from where the gum tissue was taken.
This form of gum grafting is similar to a free gingival graft but slightly more invasive. The procedure entails cutting into the roof of a patient’s palate and removing a small amount of connective tissue, which, unlike in the case of a free gingival graft, is underneath a top layer of tissue. From there, the periodontist will suture the connective tissue to areas where the gums have receded.
High success rate
Good blood supply to the graft
Treats a single tooth or multiple teeth
The palate heals quickly
After healing, the gums look natural
Difficult to perform
Longer healing time
Free Gum Grafts
During a free gum graft procedure, also called a free gingival graft, a periodontist removes soft-tissue directly from the roof of the mouth. Then they stitch the tissue on top of the gum above the exposed root.
Periodontists typically only recommend free gum grafting to patients with thin gums.
This particular gum grafting surgery entails removing a small amount of tissue from the roof of the mouth and suturing it to areas around the teeth where gum tissue has receded.
Relatively easy and fast procedure
Treats a single tooth or multiple teeth
The teeth receiving treatment do not need to be next to each other
The palate is prone to bleeding
May cause more pain
Gums and palate heal slowly
Looks less natural (palate tissue is whiter than the gums)
Pinhole Gum Surgery in Mexico
Performed with a specially designed pin-like instrument, a small hole the size of a ball point pen tip is made and the gum tissue is carefully loosened allowing the gum to be placed over the exposed or receded area. Collagen is then placed through the pin sized hole to keep the gums in place and most patients are surprised to see an immediate cosmetic improvement.
Because there is no cutting or stitches required, there is minimal post operative pain, swelling or bleeding and the pin-sized hole typically heals within 24 hours.
Half The Surgery Time
No Cutting, No Stiches, No RECOVERY TIME
Able to Treat More Teeth than other techniques
Less Invasive Option
Costs more than other treatments
Benefits of Gum Graft Surgery
There are many benefits of gum graft surgery. The primary advantages include:
Reduces further recession zand bone loss.
Reduces sensitive teeth
Covers exposed tooth roots
Prevents root decay
*Xenograft Material is usually made of non-human bio compatible bone such as (animals)