Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Post Gum Graft Healing
I recently got a gum graft surgery using Allograft. The healing has in general been going well at week 3.5. However, I notice that there is a a small patch of white (guessing this is the allograft), almost like a tiny lil crater ... where the surrounding pink gum hasn`t quite "closed" over it. Is this normal? Why is it localized to this tiny area whereas the rest of the gums seemed to look normal from the procedure. I am worried that this lil patch wont heal.
This can be a simple plaque accumulation or it can be exposed allograft which would resorb slowly. If it is small enough, it would heal through the surrounding blood supply.
Binnaz Leblebicioglu, DDS, MS, PhD
Associate Professor of Periodontology
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University