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How long does a gum graft surgery last?

I am a 38 year old female and I will have gum graft surgery. How long does a gum graft surgery last?

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Usually takes an hour to hour and half to do the gum graft procedure. The graft stays for a lifetime. Thank you.
The procedure: Depends on what is being grafted (location, size of graft, graft type, graft harvest location). Anywhere between 30 and 60 minutes for an average case. The graft should last a lifetime as long as initial healing goes well.
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There are several different forms of gum graft surgery for a variety of reasons. So the length of time it takes depends on the type of graft you are having and what the reason for it is. Usually the doctor doing the graft surgery will book the chair for more then an hour. This includes time to get you ready, paperwork, and time for local anesthesia to take effect. The actual graft procedure may only take 20 minutes.
It is advantageous to make the procedure go quickly as this will lower the risk of the graft failing. Hope this helps.

My best to you!

William F. Scott IV, DMD
20 minutes
Usually many years.