All You Need to Know About Gum Grafts

For people with receding gums, a gum graft can help prevent loss of teeth. Others may choose to have a gum graft for cosmetic reasons.

In summary:

– Your dentist will recommend the most suitable type of gum graft procedure.

– Gum graft is a same-day surgical procedure involving local anaesthetic; the tissue is either taken from the roof of the mouth or a tissue bank.

– Recovery can be aided by taking painkillers, antibiotics, avoiding smoking, and eating soft foods.

“The healing process is often quick, taking 1 to 2 weeks for the mouth to heal fully but may take longer.”

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