Many patients are concerned with how painful their gum grafting procedure will be and the length of their recovery. We take all necessary measures to ensure your comfort by providing a calming, relaxing environment and administering local anesthetic to numb the treatment site prior to your procedure. Depending on your situation, we will take a small portion of soft tissue from your mouth or provide soft tissue from a donor source. This is carefully placed in areas of gum recession and gently sutured in place. Recovery after gum grafting varies for each of our patients, but it is expected that you may experience some swelling and discomfort after the procedure. To assure a safer and faster recovery, we will provide you with home-care instructions and follow-up appointments at our North Canton, or Hudson, OH, locations.