Some Advice Would Be Great!

I had a gum graft two days ago and it was definitely not that bad. I had it done on my two front lower teeth. Today I noticed that part of the graft on top is turning white. I know that I'm not supposed to look, but it is soooo hard. I called my doctor and she said not to worry, that not all of the graft will "take." I go back in 6 days. I also feel like my mouth tastes funny. Has anyone had the same experience with the whiteness of the graft or funny taste? Just a little concerned. The roof of my mouths feels fine. I am just annoyed by the stitches on my bottom teeth and talking a little paralyzed! :) Thanks for any advice.
Tinaann007 Tinaann007
26-30, F
6 Responses May 19, 2007

I had a graft done a week ago on two front bottom teeth. Recovery was a little more painful than expected. Didn't have pain on palate where tissue was removed but more so where stitches were placed around teeth for about 4 days. Still some numbness around chin and still pretty tender. Still wear my retainer 24/7. Still have stitches but bandage fell off stitches. Gum was only white for a day. Now it's almost completely pink. Looks pretty good overall. Still have another week before checkup but doing well overall. Still on soft foods. Even though it wasn't pleasant, I would do again if needed.

I had mine done 13 days ago and my pallet did not get stitched so it was very tender till today. My graft site looks awful and is all white but still stitched on very tight. I went in after the first week due to 3 days of excessive bleeding from my pallet and he said the graft looked awful and in all his yrs he had never seen one not heal like mine was not healing. He said it looked like poor blood supply or something like that. He said just to hang tight till my next appt on 7-2 to see what it looks like then. He said most likely I will need another surgery. I was miserable the first week so I am dreading this and don't think I would have risked having this procedure if I knew beforehand that there was a chance of the graft not taking.

Hey, I had mine 6 days ago and it is white like you mentioned...Did yours take?<br />
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Did you find out why it was turning white? Getting nervous, definitely dont want to have to do this all over.<br />
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Any help from anyone?<br />
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Thank you!

Hey, I had mine 6 days ago and it is white like you mentioned...Did yours take?<br />
<br />
Did you find out why it was turning white? Getting nervous, definitely dont want to have to do this all over.<br />
<br />
Any help from anyone?<br />
<br />
Thank you!

Hey, I had mine 6 days ago and it is white like you mentioned...Did yours take?<br />
<br />
Did you find out why it was turning white? Getting nervous, definitely dont want to have to do this all over.<br />
<br />
Any help from anyone?<br />
<br />
Thank you!

Just curious, how much did this procedure cost you?