The effects of gum recessions can be corrected effectively with the help of gum grafting. The healthy gum tissues are removed from the roof of the mouth and are placed in those areas where the gums have receded. Gum recession basically exposes more teeth at the root which might increase your sensitivity. If left untreated, it can lead to tooth loss. Gum grafting is also done for cosmetic reasons in order to have a better smile.
Recovering from the procedure
There are different types of gum grafts available which are considered depending on the type and extent of your dental problem. The process starts with local anesthesia and thus it would not hurt you. The recovery might involve a bit of pain and discomfort, but it would not last really long. In order to recover from the surgery, you would have to:
Avoid brushing and flossing at the surgery site
Use mouthwash to avoid plaque buildup
Avoid any food that is hard
Take antibiotics in order to reduce the risks of infection
In case you notice any problems or irritations related to your teeth and gums, contact us immediately. Some symptoms of gum infections would include continuous bleeding even after 20 minutes of continuous pressure applications, swelling, paining, bruising, fever and pus. You would be able to alter your gum conditions and maintain its health by following a regular oral hygiene.
There are different types of gum grafts available. At Evolution Smiles, we have various options that can help you to have that perfect smile. If you are facing any problem, just give us a call and we would book an appointment for you.