Receding gums or exposure in the roots of the teeth caused by loss of gum tissue is gum recession.
For mild gum recession a need to get deep cleaning treatments called “Scaling & root planning” to treat gum recession.
Receding Gum Symptoms-
- Long teeth
- Exposed Roots
- Loose teeth
If deep cleaning is not sufficient because of excess loss of bone & deep pockets, receding gum surgery may be required, gum surgery like gingivoplasty or gum graft.
This treatment prevents from conditions like sensitivity & other more serious problems like loose teeth, periodontitis & also give good esthetic appearance.
1. How painful is a gum graft?
A: It will be a painless procedure as it will be done under anaesthesia. Post-operative discomfort persists for few days.
2. Can receding gum be reversed?
A:Gums might also recede around a tooth if it is in an abnormal position.
3. How long does it take for gum graft surgery to heal?
A:One to two weeks, but you will need to schedule a follow up appointment after 1 week with your periodontist so that they can make sure its healing.
4.Is gum grafting necessary?
A:A gum graft is a type of dental surgery performed to correct the effects of gum recession. Some people choose to have a gum graft to have a better smile, while for others it is necessary to protect the exposed tooth from damage & repair any damage already done.
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