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Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Donor site of gum graft
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.
Depending on the thickness of the graft tissue, it may take longer, but it should come back.
Binnaz Leblebicioglu, DDS, MS, PhD
Associate Professor of Periodontology
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University