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Surgical Treatment for Gingival Recession

Posted on 6/5/2023 by Evan
Surgical Treatment for Gingival RecessionGingival recession is commonly referred to as receding gums. It occurs when your gum tissues are damaged, wear away, and pull back from the teeth. The pulling away leads to the exposure of the roots of your teeth. As the disease progresses, it will lead to pain and sensitivity when eating or brushing your teeth. It can also encourage the build-up of harmful bacteria, destroying your teeth and other supporting structures. Gum graft surgery is the best surgical remedy for gingival recession, and it involves the following:

What is Gum Graft Surgery?

Gum graft surgery involves the extraction of gum tissues from a healthy part of your mouth and fixing them on the affected area. The graft material helps to conceal the exposed roots and stimulate the growth of new tissues. It is best to treat moderate and severe cases of recession.

How to Prepare for Gum Graft Surgery

Before surgery, a dental expert must ensure you are a good candidate. They review your condition and the nature of the recession. X-Rays and other diagnostic tests can help establish the nature of the damage. For people who smoke or are on medications that can put them at risk during the surgery, the dental expert will advise them to seize them weeks before the surgery. Any existing medical conditions must also be well managed before surgery. The procedure is invasive, and you should be in good overall health to increase the success rate.

The Outcome of Gum Graft Surgery

Gum graft surgery is best for restoring gum tissues and minimizing further recession. After the procedure, the tissues will need a few weeks to heal and fuse with the rest of the gum tissues. Once healing has occurred, the transplanted tissues should adequately cover your exposed roots. Other cosmetic procedures are sometimes needed to ensure your gums are appealing. Ensure you brush and floss your teeth to ensure the surgery is successful and prevent future gum recession.

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