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Gum Therapy

Revelstoke Dental Centre in Revelstoke, BC provides gum grafting for patients looking to restore receding gums by thickening the area around the teeth.

Gum Therapy | Revelstoke Dental Centre

What is gum grafting?

Gum grafting is necessary to rebuild lost gum tissue. It is a procedure that thickens gums by placing gum from one area of the mouth into another where gum tissue has receded. This procedure may be necessary to protect your teeth from the damaging effects of gum recession. You may also decide to have gum graft for aesthetic purposes.

If you notice that some of your teeth have started to look longer or you frequently experience sensitivity to hot and cold, your gums could be receding, and a portion of your tooth's root is exposed. Gum recession occurs gradually, and it may sneak up on you. Gum grafting treatment for receding gums can help prevent any further loss of gum tissue. 

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Causes of Gum Recession

Gum recession can occur due to: 

  • Periodontal (gum) disease
  • Smoking
  • Poor oral hygiene or improper/aggressive brushing technique
  • Genetic makeup
  • Hormone changes
  • Grinding or clenching teeth
  • Diabetes and other illnesses can all increase your risk of initial infection 

How long is the gum graft procedure?

A gum graft procedure can last anywhere from 1-2 hours, depending on your level of gum recession.

How long is the healing process for gum grafts?

It may take a few weeks for your mouth to fully heal. You should be able to return to normal activities the day after your procedure.

The dentist will give you specific instructions regarding after care. It is imperative that you follow the outlined instructions.

Are there any complications I should watch for after surgery?

Like every dental treatment, there are always risks involved and success depends on a number of factors, including proper follow-up care.

Let your dentist know if you experience any unusual symptoms following the procedure. 

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