ALL ROUTINE VISITS AND NON-ESSENTIAL TREATMENTS ARE SUSPENDED DUE TO COVID-19
The Mugford Center would like to provide an update to all of our valued patients with concerns regarding the COVID-19 virus.
Based on recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) that citizens self-isolate during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the state of Maryland recommendations and restrictions, the Mugford Center will be limiting hours of operation and treatment available.
We are dedicated to the well being of all our patients and will be available for emergency care for pain swelling and infection as well as for urgent care which requires timely treatment.
As health care professionals, we all have a role to play in “flattening the curve” by following sound, scientific public health advice to help limit infections and slow the spread of the virus.
Bearing this in mind, we are carefully screening all scheduled and necessary treatment. and only seeing patients for emergency or urgent care. We take seriously the need to be available for our patients to avoid unnecessary illness or injury as well as preventing burdening our hospitals and emergency rooms.
We will reschedule all canceled appointments in a timely manner upon returning to the office and appreciate your understanding under the current circumstances.
We will continue to closely monitor the latest information and recommendations to promote a safe and healthy environment for our patients and staff. We plan to be available to provide safe and optimal care on this limited basis.
Our infection control procedures fully cover the COVID-19 virus, as they do all infectious diseases. We are taking extra precautions in screening our employees and patients, along with sterilizing the common areas of our office often.
We look forward to seeing you at your scheduled appointments. Please call the office if you have any questions or concerns, and we will be happy to address them.
Protecting you and your smile, The Mugford Center
Recovery Tips for Gum Grafting Procedures
Posted on 10/20/2019 by David Mugford
When there is proof that the gum tissue surrounding your tooth is receding, then there's a need to pursue options like gum grafting to protect your teeth. When the tooth is exposed from the missing gum tissue, it becomes prone to tooth decay, sensitivity and plaque buildup around the naked area.
This could lead to more permanent problems such as gum disease and oral cancer. However, with the technology of gum grafting, patients can now cover up those areas and achieve a seamless protective gum line.
What Is The Condition Of My Mouth After A Gum Grafting Procedure?
There are several procedures that can be employed to achieve the desired results. They are slightly different, but they all include taking gum tissue from one part of your mouth, then attaching it to the part that sufferers receding gums. In the instance that the grafting tissue was acquired from the roof of your mouth, it means that that part will be stitched up or left open to heal as well as the part that now has the tissue newly attached.
How Do I Achieve Quick Recovery?
The healing process takes about two to three weeks maximum. It's important that you make sure that your surgeon uses the best method suitable for you. The medication should also be up to date and capable of keeping you off pain during and after surgery. You need to follow a diet of light food since you do not want to scratch your fresh wounds and interfere with healing. You can also use a stent to cover up the tissue donor area and prevent bleeding as well as your tongue from playing around it.
It is always recommended to have someone take care of you while you reduce physical engagements, till your doctor confirms full recovery. Contact us today and get more information on how to ensure your gum grafts heal properly and quickly.