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When will my donor site after a gum graft stop hurting?

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Dr. Keith Hasday
Dentistry
3 doctors agree

In brief: 1-2 weeks

The donor site usually is 100% within 2 two weeks.
. The length of time depends upon the technique the dentst used.

In brief: 1-2 weeks

The donor site usually is 100% within 2 two weeks.
. The length of time depends upon the technique the dentst used.
Dr. Keith Hasday
Dr. Keith Hasday
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Dr. I. Jay Freedman
It is very common that the donor site takes a little longer to heal and feel better than the graft site. 10 days to two weeks is average!
Dr. Jason Cataldo
Dentistry - Periodontics

In brief: Soon!

It's likely the donor site was your palate, and there are alot of nerves here.
This can take a few days to a week to stop hurting depending what type of graft was done! a gingival graft will leave a stamp sized wound, while a connective tissue graft will leave an "l" shaped wound. The "l" shape heals more quickly and is less painful. Ultimately the palate should heal and return to normal.

In brief: Soon!

It's likely the donor site was your palate, and there are alot of nerves here.
This can take a few days to a week to stop hurting depending what type of graft was done! a gingival graft will leave a stamp sized wound, while a connective tissue graft will leave an "l" shaped wound. The "l" shape heals more quickly and is less painful. Ultimately the palate should heal and return to normal.
Dr. Jason Cataldo
Dr. Jason Cataldo
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