Gum Surgeries

Gum surgery is otherwise known as periodontal surgery. It is done to treat gum damage created by the tooth and tooth-related parts. Gum surgery is done to avoid complications in the mouth such as excessive tooth loss, tissue and bone damage, gaps between teeth, bacterial and viral infections. There are several types of gum surgery, such as flap surgery, bone grafting, guided tissue regeneration, tissue grafting, and crown lengthening.

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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 »

Swelling and pain has not gone away after surgery for gum tag. Kindly advise.

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter had an oral surgery on wednesday to remove her gum tag so her gap in her braces can close up, the swelling and pain still have not gone away, how can we reduce this further?  Read Full »


Dr. Beryl Fredrick

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and understand your concern. Pain and swelling after minor oral procedures are quite normal for the following 3 to 5 days. This pain and swelling will eventually fade off and regress. For lingering pain even after taking pain killers, ...  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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