Gum is not growing over a tooth implant. Any suggestions?
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Gum recovery after surgery
Gum tissue usually takes about a month to recover after surgery. This obviously varies from case to case, but if you are not seing an improvement in your gum tissue after a month, I would definitely do a couple things to help your gum recover. First I would replace the healing cap for a SMALLER one, not a larger one. It is hard to make a judgement without knowing your specific case, but in general I would like to give the gum more space to mature and recover. The most important thing however is to do a connective tissue graft, using tissue from your own gum to help cover the site. This is called Peri-Implant Plastic Surgery. Since it has been 3 moths after surgery, with no gum recovery so far, I think this is the right treatment for you.
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