All About Gum Grafting Procedure.
Gum grafting is important when the gum tissue starts to wear off and leave the base of the tooth unprotected. Most people do not know what is happening to their gum and may ignore the frequent symptoms like sensitivity to hot foods and sometimes cold foods. This condition requires medical attention to prevent the patient from losing teeth. The patient is required to fully be away of the graft recovery process as well as the procedure.
To understand more about the gum grafting procedure, gum graft recovery period and so many other issues relating to this procedure, visit a periodontist first. A periodontist will advise on the different types of gum grafts as well as determine which one suits the patient. He or she will also walk you through the gum graft recovery process and advise on the dos and don’t’s. Here are favorite asked questions regarding this procedure.
Most patients also want to know how they should prepare for this procedure. There is really not much to do prior to the gum graft. The most important thing to do is to visit your periodontist and book the procedure day. During the appointment, your periodontist will also explain the procedure to your, explain what to expect, how to go about gum graft recovery, and any other essential information. Those paying for the procedure using the insurance can fill the required forms at this time so everything can be ready before the procedure day. It is also the right time to get to know any other allowed mode of payment. This is also a good chance to shop for the right food that you will be eating while on the gum graft recovery process. During the gum graft recovery period, you will probably be required to feed on soft food only for a period of time. With the wound in the gum graft area, you cannot be on hard food while on gum graft recovery. Therefore, stock up with fridge with vegetates and other soft foods before you check in for the procedure. Once you come out of the procedure room, you cannot be able to eat until the anesthesia wears off. In this regard, ensure you eat something before getting to the procedure room.
Another question that most people ask is what to expect during the procedure. Most people always ask if the procedure is done under anesthesia. To ensure the graft area remains numb, a periodontist will administer anesthesia. The administering of anesthesia is the same as that administered by a dentist while extracting a tooth. The procedure involves picking graft tissues from identified source, still in the mouth and placing it on the gum graft area.
Your periodontist will inform you when you should go to the clinic again for follow-up as well as the recommended food to eat after the procedure whilst on gum graft recovery.