NetWellness is a global, community service providing quality, unbiased health information from our partner university faculty. NetWellness is commercial-free and does not accept advertising.
Friday, March 7, 2014
Concerned with post-graft aftercare & healing
I had a graft done one week ago, since then I have had a lot of discomfort (to the point that I`ve really needed all of the prescribed pain meds) and some bleeding from the pallet.
My concern is that 3 separate "chunks" of what I guess is gum tissue have fallen out (appeared to be grayish in color), either while rinsing with my prescribed mouthwash or just while talking normally. I can tell one piece was from right in between my 2 front teeth, and it seems there`s less gum there than before. I don`t know if this is normal, or should it be of concern??
Also, the gum line along my front 2 teeth has a few areas that are VERY dark in color, like a dark purple, and I don`t know if this could indicate infection??? I am on antibiotics already. But should I still feel this sore and uncomfortable?? And should little pieces be falling out from in between my teeth??
It sounds like you are developing some post-surgery complications. I recommend you calling your periodontist's office and asking them to see you as soon as possible.
Binnaz Leblebicioglu, DDS, MS, PhD
Associate Professor of Periodontology
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University