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Dr. David A. Mugford
Dr. Tassos Sfondouris
1660 Village Green
Crofton, MD 21114


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Recovery Tips for Gum Grafting Procedures


Posted on 10/20/2019 by David Mugford
Recovery Tips for Gum Grafting ProceduresWhen 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.
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