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Gum Diseases

Donor site of gum graft

10/24/2008

Question:

I recently had a gum graft (about 3 weeks ago) and am doing well, however I was surprised to find that I have no feeling at the donor site. Will I ever regain feeling in this tissue in the roof of my mouth or is this numbness a permanent condition? Thanks in advance for your response.

Answer:

Depending on the thickness of the graft tissue, it may take longer, but it should come back.

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Response by:

Binnaz   Leblebicioglu, DDS, MS, PhD Binnaz Leblebicioglu, DDS, MS, PhD
Associate Professor of Periodontology
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University