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.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Gum problem before implant
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???
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.
Binnaz Leblebicioglu, DDS, MS, PhD
Associate Professor of Periodontology
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University