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What can i expect after a soft tissue graft? i'm going to have a free gingical graft to thicken the gum tissue around the area where a crown is going. from reading a bit about, it sounds to me like it might be a painful procedure. is there much special ca

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Dr. Marianna Evans
Specializes in Orthodontics
Soft : Soft tissue grafts are done to cover exposed roots. It is a very common periodontal procedure. Some of the modern techniques are less invasive and allow you to recover very fast. You can experience some swelling the 1st 3 days, minor pain that can be well controlled with pain medication. The recovery period is usually 1 week. The result is totally worth it to protect and maintain your teeth for life!
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 43 years experience
There : There are a few different techniques to thicken the gum. If the gum is transplanted from your palate, the roof of your mouth will be painful for a few days. Patients often compare the pain to a pizza burn. Your periodontist should send you home with written instructions that you should review together before you leave the office.
Dr. Jean Edderai
Cosmetic Dentistry 36 years experience
Free : Free gingival graft is a procedure quite involving but yet uneventful, by which two areas of your mouth will be affected one is the donor(usually the palate) and the other is the receiver (the repairing area). The palate is a painful area to recover from any surgical procedure, so expect your dentist to give you medication to control your discomfort. Good luck!

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