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Mucogingival surgery

This includes procedures that are intended for correcting traumatic receding of gums caused by too intensive brushing of teeth. Indications of surgery are:

 

  • Aesthetics,
  • Teeth are very sensitive following receding of gums,
  • Cleaning of teeth is difficult and this situation causes gingival inflammation in the area.

 

 

After a surgical procedure, wounds are more or less sensitive. The initial healing of wounds occurs in the first weeks after the surgery. During this period, brushing and flossing of this region must be avoided until the stitches are removed and the wound has healed. During this time, the rest of the oral cavity must be cleaned thoroughly as usual. To clean the operated area, mouthwash containing chlorhexidine must be used. Depending on the complexity of the procedure, the patient has to take painkillers or antibiotics after the procedure. Following this surgical treatment, the gums need at least 9–12 months for complete maturation. Orthodontic and prosthetic treatment may be initiated during this time but placing final prosthesis must not be performed before the gums have completely healed. Otherwise, a situation may occur where the gums may continue modelling, resulting in exposure of the edges of the placed prostheses.


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