Gum disease can cause the gums to pull back (recede) which can loosen teeth. Gum graft surgery is a procedure your dentist or periodontist performs to correct gum recession.
In graft surgery, healthy gum tissue is taken from the roof of the mouth and implanted.
– Healing from a gum graft is between one and two weeks.
– You may experience teeth sensitivity, especially with hot and cold foods.
– Your gums will firmer and tighter around the teeth, providing greater stability.
“A person will probably have a follow-up appointment with their dentist after surgery to check the healing process is progressing as it should. The dentist may also remove any stitches if necessary.”
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