Published: 07/16/2019

Concerned about your gum health? Gum surgery might be the answer! Matthews Periodontics has several trained professionals ready to help today!

What does gum surgery help treat?

Gum surgery can help treat gingivitis and periodontitis, which are forms of gum disease. They often come with redness, bleeding, swelling, and inflammation.

What types of surgery might I expect?

Pocket reduction, regeneration, crown lengthening, and soft tissue grafts are all different types of procedures that can help treat gum disease. The procedure that you will need depends on the type of gum loss or recession that you may have experienced.

What happens during the procedure?

Gum tissue grafts are often done depending on your specific oral needs. Connective-tissue grafts, free gingival grafts, and pedicle grafts are some of the most common procedures done. Most surgeries take around 2 hours to complete and are done with small incisions. Wounds are usually closed using fine thread stitches, which may potentially dissolve shortly after surgery.

How long is the recovery period?

Typically, patients are given pain medication to help with relief after surgery. The days following surgery, it is recommended that you avoid strenuous exercise, eat soft foods, refrain from smoking, and keep your mouth clean with mouthwash.

Who do I contact to learn more about gum surgery?

The staff at Matthews Periodontics can answer all of your questions about gum surgery today! We are located in Matthews, North Carolina. If you are a new patient, call (704) 815-5440. Current patients can contact us at (704) 847-5657 to speak to one of our friendly staff members. We look forward to helping you reach your goals!

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