Home HealthTopics Health Centers Reference Library Research
Join us on Facebook Join us on Facebook Share on Facebook

Gum Diseases

Gum problem before implant

08/13/2008

Question:

I had my #7 tooth pulled and had the bone marrow stuff put in to get ready for the implant. I had my stiches removed only to be put in for another 2 weeks, and my dentist is saying im not healing. they removed the stiches and told me to just leave that area alone and that I need to heal or something else is going to have to happen, my gum line is reseeding and I have a what feels like a gash (a slit) in my gum and im very concerned, what do I do???

Answer:

The tissue needs to mature enough before a secondary surgery.  This will take probably 6-8 weeks.  Your doctor may decide to do a soft tissue grafting before a second bone graft surgery and implant surgery.  Thus, there are ways to solve the problem but it will take longer than what was originally presented to you.

For more information:

Go to the Gum Diseases health topic, where you can:

Response by:

Binnaz   Leblebicioglu, DDS, MS, PhD Binnaz Leblebicioglu, DDS, MS, PhD
Associate Professor of Periodontology
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University