Dr. Dara Lee at Riverdale Dental in Toronto provides gum treatments for patients looking to restore receding gums.
What is a gum graft?
A gum graft is a surgical procedure that thickens gums by placing gum from one area of the mouth into another where gum tissue has receded.
This procedure may be necessary to protect your teeth from the damaging effects of gum recession.
You may also decide to have gum graft for aesthetic purposes.
How long is the gum graft procedure?
A gum graft procedure can last anywhere from 1-2 hours, depending on your level of gum recession.
How long is the healing process for gum grafts?
It may take a few weeks for your mouth to fully heal. You should be able to return to normal activities the day after your procedure. Dr. Basarab will give specific instructions regarding after-surgery care. These are important precautions that you should follow after a gum graft.
Are there any complications I should watch for after surgery?
Like every medical procedure, there are always risks involved and success depends on a number of factors, including proper follow-up care.
Let your dentist know if you experience any unusual symptoms following the procedure.