Dr. Eric Linden, DMD, MSD

595 Chestnut Ridge Road, Suite 7 Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey 07677

(201) 307-0339

Monday 8:30AM–5PM
Tuesday 9:30AM–6PM
Wednesday Closed

Thursday 8:30AM–5PM
Friday 8:30AM–4:30PM
Saturday & Sunday Closed

Gums receded after extraction

Q: My gums have receded a little after extraction followed by gum grafting (eye tooth). Is this normal? Now I have spacing between the temporary tooth and gums.

A: It is not uncommon after extractions to have the gum shrink.  We routinely bone graft, laser, and soft tissue augment to avoid this result. You can speak to your dentist about relining the temporary tooth to make it look more natural.

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