What Happens During a Soft Tissue Grafting Appointment?
Your Gardena dentist will numb the gum tissue. Then, they’ll remove a flap of soft tissue from your palate. They’ll stitch the flap of tissue to the gingiva around the tooth with recession. Your dentist might need to place stitches on the roof of your mouth, too.
Does Soft Tissue Grafting Hurt?
Your Gardena dentist will numb your gum tissue during this procedure to ensure your comfort. If you feel anxious, talk to your dentist about sedation options. Please note if you receive any sedation, you need someone to drive you home.
After your procedure, you might experience some discomfort at the surgical site, as well as where your dentist removed gingival tissue (the palate). Most people describe the discomfort as similar to getting a bad pizza burn.
Soft tissue heals quickly, so any discomfort should dissipate within a few days. Over-the-counter, anti-inflammatory medications can help.