Gingival Graft

A gingival graft is also known as a gum graft used to correct receding gums. A periodontist or gum specialist does this simple procedure. In this procedure, the doctor removes a piece of tissue from the healthy gum tissue or roof of the mouth and then attaches it to the area where the gums are worn away. Healing time for gingival graft is around one to two weeks.

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Two of my teeth remain wobbly after having receding gums. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor,I have receding gums, and they are sore as well. Two of the teeth are wobbly, and I am terrified they are going to fall out. I am only 19 years old. I brush and floss my teeth twice a day. I used to smoke. Since I have noticed my teeth issue, I quit smoking. Please help me. I am desperat...  Read Full »


Dr. Honey Arora

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per your complaint, it looks like you have deep gum infection and it is causing loss of attachment of teeth to gums making them loose. As you are a smoker, it causes the gum health to deter even faster. When there is a recession, only home remedies will not be sufficie...  Read Full »

Is it concerning that my suture for gum graft loosen before removal?

Query: Hello doctor, I had alloderm gum graft surgery on July 2nd. The sutures are nondissolvable. They became loss yesterday and this morning I noticed that the edge of a suture is loose. There is no bleeding and a very mild discomfort. The facial swelling has resolved. I do not have a fever. The gum is...  Read Full »


Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I had gone through your question I can understand your concern. If the gap between graft and the normal gingival tissue is not visible then there is no issue. If there is a breach between two you will need the doctor consultation. Because you have not uploaded any pic...  Read Full »

What is triple attachment gum graft?

Query: Hi doctor, Six weeks ago, I had gum graft. I was told that it could take three months or longer to grow to the maximum. He mentioned it as triple attachment. He tried to explain it, but I did not understand it. In gum grafting, what does triple attachment mean? He also said that, if did not totally...  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Triple attachment graft means when the graft consists of three items, namely cancellous bone, cortical bone and gingiva. Some places where the graft is required there is loss of bone too. So, some bone material is also required. The bone is of two types in the jaws. They ...  Read Full »

Is graft necessary for gum recession?

Query: Hi doctor, I have gum recession due to bruxism and aggressive brushing. None of my gum measurements are over 3. Should I get a gum graft now or should I wait?  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is better get gum graft now (gingival graft). Also, it will be better if you get a mouthguard for bruxism and wear them permanently except while eating. For further doubts consult a periodontist online -->https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/periodontist   Read Full »

Why are the stitches in my mouth coming loose?

Query: Hi doctor, I had gum graft surgery a couple of days ago. Now, the swelling has gone down around the graft site. I am noticing that some of my stitches on one side are loose and coming out. Should I be worried about this? There is no bleeding. Otherwise, it appears to be healing. I have attached phot...  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The suture or stitches are self-dissolving, then will get loosen and dissolve in the course of time. I have seen the pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The gum grafts are adequately placed and tight as required. You do not need to worry about it. T...  Read Full »

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