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What to Know Regarding Gum Grafting Procedure

When the gum tissue starts wearing off and leaving the root of the tooth exposed, a dental procedure referred to as gum grafting is necessary. Even when the teeth start s showing signs like becoming sensitive to hot or cold foods, most patients do not understand that this could be a sign of gum problems. This condition requires medical attention to prevent the patient from losing teeth. The patient is required to fully be away of the graft recovery process as well as the procedure.

To understand more about the gum grafting procedure, gum graft recovery period and so many other issues relating to this procedure, visit a periodontist first. A periodontist will advise on the different types of gum grafts as well as determine which one suits the patient. He or she will also walk you through the gum graft recovery process and advise on the dos and don’t’s. Here are some of the favorite asked questions patients asks regarding gum grafting.

Another item the patient would want to find out is how to prepare for the upcoming procedure prior to the procedure day. There is really not much to do prior to the gum graft. You should start by seeing your periodontist and booking the procedure day. During the appointment, your periodontist will also explain the procedure to your, explain what to expect, how to go about gum graft recovery, and any other essential information. This is also a good time for those clearing the bill using insurance policy to do the relevant paperwork. You will also discuss the available mode of payment if need be. Additionally, shop for the foods that you will be required to consumed while on gum graft recovery process. During the gum graft recovery period, you will probably be required to feed on soft food only for a period of time. Hard food is not recommended during the gum graft recovery time as there is a wound in the gum area. It is therefore important to stock your kitchen with the likes of vegetables and other soft foods. Remember that immediately after the procedure, you probably shall not be able to feed on something until the anesthesia wears off. There is, therefore, no harm in grabbing a bite or two before the procedure starts.

Another question that most people ask is what to expect during the procedure. Most people always ask if the procedure is done under anesthesia. The periodontist will manage the area with anesthesia so that the area remains numb during the procedure. The administering of anesthesia is the same as that administered by a dentist while extracting a tooth. The procedure involves picking graft tissues from identified source, still in the mouth and placing it on the gum graft area.

Once the procedure is done, your periodontist will advise on what to do next, food to eat and when to come for follow-ups.