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Connective Tissue Graft

What is Connective Tissue Grafting?

This is the most frequently employed technique for addressing root exposure. During this procedure, a section of tissue is cut from the roof of your mouth (palate).

The tissue beneath this flap, known as subepithelial connective tissue, is extracted and then securely attached to the gum tissue that surrounds the exposed root. Once the connective tissue graft has been obtained from beneath the palatal flap, the flap is carefully sutured back in place.

Before and after results of gum graft.

Why Do Gums Recede?

1. Brushing Too Hard: If you're using a hard-bristle toothbrush or brushing too aggressively, it can wear away gum tissue over time.

2. Gum Disease: Periodontal disease can lead to gum recession as it damages the supporting structures of your teeth.

3. Genetics: Sometimes, it's in your genes. Some people are more prone to gum recession due to their family history.

4. Poor Oral Hygiene: Neglecting your oral health can contribute to gum problems, including recession.

Benefits of Connective Tissue Graft

Stops Recession

CTG covers the exposed roots of your teeth, preventing further gum recession.

Reduces Sensitivity

Exposed roots can make your teeth sensitive to hot and cold. CTG helps by covering them up.

Improves Appearance

If you're self-conscious about your smile because of uneven gums, CTG can make your smile more attractive.

Options for Gum Recession Treatment

Apart from CTG, here are some other options for treating gum recession:

Scaling and Root Planing

A deep cleaning procedure that removes bacteria and tartar from the roots of your teeth.

Gum Graft Surgery

Similar to CTG but may use tissue from a tissue bank instead of your own mouth.

Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST)

A minimally invasive procedure that doesn't require grafts.


Braces can sometimes help by moving teeth to cover exposed roots.

Why Choose Auckland Family Dental


Our team knows CTG inside out, and we've helped countless patients with gum recession.

Patient-Focused Care

Your comfort and well-being are our priority. We customize our approach to fit your needs.

Latest Technology

We use cutting-edge dental technology to ensure the best possible care.

Candidates for Connective Tissue Grafting

1. Experience Gum Recession
Those with gum recession, where the roots of their teeth become exposed due to the loss of gum tissue.

2. Suffer from Tooth Sensitivity
People with heightened tooth sensitivity, especially to hot and cold temperatures, due to exposed tooth roots.

3. Desire Improved Aesthetics
Individuals who wish to enhance the appearance of their smile by addressing uneven or receding gums.

4. Have a History of Periodontal Disease
Those with a history of gum disease, as it can often lead to gum recession.

5. Seek to Prevent Further Recession
Patients looking to prevent the progression of gum recession and protect their oral health.

Payment Plans

Explore your payment plan options below or reach out to our friendly team for more information. We also have received 5-star reviews on Google, which is a testament to our quality service.

Interest-Free Payment Plan Options:

  • Q Card or Q Mastercard: Ideal for treatments over $500, offering 18 months of interest-free payments. This allows you to receive the necessary treatment without an immediate financial burden.

  • Zip Interest-Free: If your treatment costs are under $800, Zip is an excellent choice. You can spread the cost over 4 fortnightly payments with no interest or additional fees.

  • WINZ Support: For those with limited income or receiving benefits, Work and Income (WINZ) can provide financial support for dental treatment. We offer quotes for you to take to WINZ, and once your treatment cost is covered, we can begin the treatment, typically within 2-3 days.

Don't let financial worries hold you back from maintaining your oral health.

Addressing Gum Recession

Gum recession can lead to discomfort and impact your smile. Connective Tissue Grafting is a reliable way to address it.

But it's essential to consult with experts like us at Auckland Family Dental to find the right solution for you. Don't hesitate to reach out and start your journey toward healthier gums and a more confident smile.

Contact us to book a consultation appointment for Connective Tissue Graft.

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