Dr. Basarab provides gum grafts for patients looking to restore receding gums by thickening the area around the teeth.
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.
A gum graft procedure can last anywhere from 1-2 hours, depending on your level of gum recession.
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.
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.
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