How We Perform a Gum Graft
Dr. Lindsay Eastman and Dr. Christie may use the pedicle graft technique or use donor material to perform a gingival graft. This procedure is typically performed under local anesthesia in one or more visits, depending upon the number of affected areas, and the recovery time may take about a week. We will provide post-op instructions before your procedure so that you know exactly what to expect and how to take care of your gums after surgery. Patients are usually instructed to take over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications for a few days after the procedure and to limit their diet to very soft foods to promote the healing process.