Restore Receding Gums – Gum Grafting Nottingham
If you have receding gums, you may feel you have little to smile about. This condition – also known as gingival recession – can be excruciating, especially when the teeth’s sensitive nerves become exposed.
Receding gums can also cause a massive dent to confidence, leaving sufferers reluctant to smile.
If you have experienced the pain of receding gums, you’ll be pleased to know the condition is reversible through a quick and painless procedure called gum grafting.
Gum Grafts Explained
A gum graft involves taking tissue from the roof of your mouth and re-applying it to the affected areas from where gums have retreated. In some cases, tissue from a donor’s mouth can also be used.
The grafted tissue fuses with the gum, closing gaps and covering painfully exposed nerves. It’s a fast and straightforward way to restore gum health and put an end to the pain of gingival recession.
Gum Grafting – Your FAQs Answered
Do I need to prepare for the procedure?
There is no special preparation needed to undergo a gum graft. However, you may need to make arrangements for after the procedure like arranging transport home from the clinic. The anaesthetic used could make you drowsy for some time after.
How long will I be in the clinic?
Gum graft treatments can usually be carried out in around an hour or two, and there’s no need to stay in the clinic afterwards. We will ask you to return to the clinic a few weeks after treatment so that your dentist can make sure your gums are healing well and remove any sutures.
Does gum grafting hurt?
Gum grafts are carried out under local anaesthetic so you won’t feel a thing during the procedure. You may experience some discomfort during recovery as your new gum tissue fuses and heals. Your dentist can recommend medication to help relieve any soreness.
Will my diet be restricted during recovery?
After the procedure, you should adopt a liquid diet for a few days, moving on to soft foods as the graft begins to heal.
What is the full recovery time?
You should be fully recovered within a week or two.