How long before it's ok to brush the teeth that had the gum surgery? It's been a week and I have a lot of plaque buildup already because I haven't been able to brush them. I don't see the doctor for another two weeks.
Well, it'll be interesting to see what happens when I see the doctor again. I've gotten more advice on how to take care of my mouth from this board and the internet than from the doctor. I have read that you should still brush the rest of your teeth, just not the ones you had surgery on, which is what I've been doing.
I was also told to brush the side without the graft, starting the day after the surgery. It has been nearly two weeks since I had mine done and I was only able to start cleaning the graft with a q-tip a couple of days ago. My follow-up is this Wed so we will see what he says!
My follow-up was fine. He said it is healing well. The hole on the roof of my mouth is completely healed, and the graft area is getting there but still a bit red, especially between my teeth. I am going back in one month for another follow-up and the plan is to have cleanings every 4 months to see if that helps. But I agree, the gumline on the teeth next to the graft now looks low and I wonder if I should have it there also.
How was your follow-up?