Local Dentist Answers Questions You May Have About Your Gum Tissue and Gum Grafts
Dr. Thelam Nguyen and the team at Tansley Woods Dentistry in Burlington, Ontario, are not just here to perform necessary dental treatments but also to answer questions and educate patients so they may understand more about their oral health and the treatments that keep it in good condition. If you have been looking for answers about your gums and gum grafts and seeking “gum grafting services near me,” please don’t hesitate to reach out to Dr. Nguyen.
Here are some common questions patients have asked in the past.
What is a gum graft?
This dental treatment involves taking soft tissue from the roof of the mouth of bordering gum tissue and transplanting it to where it will provide more support for a tooth or provide a more visual appeal for what is considered “long teeth.”
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Is a gum graft painful?
If the donor tissue comes from your mouth, there could be some minor discomfort, but otherwise, you will be under anesthesia, making the procedure virtually painless with some possible minor discomfort afterward as you heal from the graft. Your pain level could also depend on the type of grafting you receive.
Will I be awake during the gum graft procedure?
This depends on the type of anesthesia you are under, but usually, the patient will be awake but in a state of complete relaxation so that the procedure remains comfortable throughout.
How long will my stitches be in place?
Stitches used in a gum graft are usually dissolvable, which will occur anywhere from four to seven days following your procedure. Some dentists may utilize a liquid band-aid, which would begin to chip away after one or two weeks.
These are some of the questions our team at Tansley Woods Dentistry is asked by patients in preparation for their gum graft procedure. To reach Dr. Nguyen, please call our Burlington, ON office today at (289) 273-4289.
We will be happy to answer any questions you may have about your upcoming appointment.
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