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Basic Rundown of a Gum Graft Surgery
Posted on 8/23/2018 by Cassity & Legacy Implants and Periodontics
A large percentage of the American population suffers from periodontal disease, according to some studies. This puts most people at risk of tooth loss. However, there are options we can discuss with you if you have receding gums. Here's the basic rundown of a gum graft surgery and what you can expect. It sounds worse than it is. The Gum Graft Surgery ProcedureDepending on your individual case, you have several options for your gum graft surgery. You will be put under with a sedative or general anesthesia. If the latter, you will need someone to drive you home. Recovery from Gum Graft SurgeryYou will be able to go home after the procedure with specific instructions on how to care for your mouth and medications for pain control. You will also be instructed not to brush or floss the area that was repaired until it's healed, and a special mouth rinse will be recommended to help with plaque control. You may also be prescribed antibiotics to prevent infection. It is very important to follow all the instructions precisely, so your mouth can heal quickly. It is recommended that you eat a soft diet for a week or two, so stock up on eggs, pasta, yogurt, cooked vegetables and healthy drinks....
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