- Gum grafts can reduce teeth sensitivity, prevent tooth loss, and improve the appearance of your smile.
- Local anaesthetic is administered to numb the area, then healthy tissue is moved from the roof of the mouth to the area where gum has receded.
- Recovery can be aided by taking painkillers, antibiotics, avoiding smoking and eating soft foods.
"A periodontist may source the tissue from a tissue bank rather than removing gum tissue from a person's mouth."
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