I was really happy to hear from two patients today that they were told “Gum grafting is not as bad as it used to be!” These were new patients consulting with me about the need for gum grafting. I can happily say that their statements are true.
Gum grafting years ago required donation of large segments of donor tissue from the palate. That heals slowly and hurts! Today tissue is donated from under the surface of the palate, leaving only a single incision that is sutured closed. It heals rapidly and is not very painful. Patients seldom mention the donor site anymore. I am pleased that the word is getting out!