In lack of gum caused by gingival recession or congenital reasons, gingival tissue taken from the roof of the mouth is graft on the area with gum recession. The gingival graft, which is also used to cover the exposed root surface of the tooth, is mainly used to obtain attached gingiva.
What are the advantages and complications?
Lack of gingiva means gingival recession and tooth loss in the future. The area with gum recession is matched with the area to be grafted. After the surface levelling of the tooth roots, the size of the graft to be taken from the roof of the mouth is determined. Excess tissue in the graft is removed. Gingival graft is stitched onto the area. Since all these procedures are performed under local anesthesia, the patient does not feel anything.
- You should avoid food and drink for 2 hours after the operation.
- You should avoid hot food and drink for 24 hours after the operation.
- You should not smoke for 1 week, to get a successful result from the treatment.
- Some bleeding may occur in the form of tiny drops within the first 4-5 hours.
- Ice compresses are recommended in case of mild swelling.
- The chill and weakness felt during the first 24 hours is temporary.
- Pad and sutures will be removed in 7-10 days and the patient returns to normal life.