recovering after gum graft surgery

Recovering After Gum Graft Surgery

Gum graft surgery is often performed in order to replace tissue that has receded from the base of your teeth. In order to properly heal after the procedure, it is important to follow the instructions provided by your dentist.

Three useful takeaway tips include:

– Do not brush or floss around the treatment site.

– Take prescribed antibiotics in order to avoid an infection.

– Avoid any type of strenuous activity immediately after the procedure.

“A periodontist will discuss all the aftercare instructions to ensure the graft heals successfully.”

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Matthew Houlton BDS(Sheffield) MFGDP(UK)

I’m Matthew Houlton, principal dentist and practice owner of Manor House Dental Practice.

Qualified from Sheffield dental hospital in 1993.

Post graduate training with Paul Tipton (Specialist Prosthodontist) from 2005-2007.

Diploma for Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) 2007.

Special interest in Orthodontics.

Yorkshire Deanary Fixed Appliance Training Scheme 2002-2004.

I have worked at York Hospital’s orthodontic department one session a week since 2009.

Member of the British Society of Occlusal Studies (the study of temporomandibular disorder).

I have two children, who keep me busy when I am not at the practice. I take a keen interest in and teach Aikido, a martial art, to keep a healthy mind and body.