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Here's Everything you need to know about Gum Grafting

Posted on 1/15/2024 by Weo Admin
a close up of healthy gums and pearly teethGum grafting is done to treat gum recession and helps to cover the exposed roots of the teeth. The periodontists use a gum grafting procedure to add more volume to the gum line. The procedure has an impressive success rate and helps minimize your susceptibility to periodontitis. Here are things you should know about gum grafting:

Preparing for the Gum Grafting

If you have receding gum tissues, you need to visit a periodontist, they will discuss with you the best treatment alternative. They can recommend pedicle, free gingival graft, or connective tissue graft. The pedicle graft is when the grafting material is extracted from a close source, the gum tissues. It is used when you still have a good volume of gum tissue near the affected area.

Free gingival grafts are good options if you have a thin layer of gum tissue. The grafting material is extracted from the tissues on the roof of the mouth. On the other hand, connective tissue grafts are best if you have sensitive teeth. The grafting material is extracted from the connective tissues located on the roof of the mouth. In other cases, the grafting material can be extracted from a donor if you have severe gum disease.

During the Procedure

An experienced periodontist team does gum grafting. They use local anesthesia to numb the affected area. They then extract the graft material from the identified site and place it on the affected site. The procedure takes a few hours. Once they finish suturing the graft in position, they advise washing your mouth with antibacterial mouthwash.

What to Expect During the Recovery Period

After the procedure, you will be discharged after 1-2 hours. You are advised to eat soft foods and avoid smoking and drinking alcohol. Using antimicrobial mouthwash is also recommended to prevent bacterial infections on the surgical site. Pain medications are also given to prevent discomfort and pain during this period.

Scholes Periodontics & Implants in Chandler, AZ
Scholes Periodontics & Implants
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