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I had a gum graft on the *inside* front tooth. Periodontist from the begin said this was going to be a tough one to graft. This tooth is also out of place, and not aligned with the rest of the teeth.

I was very much nervous/panic'ing before the surgery. Both during and after surgery (this is 1st day after surgery today), I still do not feel any pain. I also do not have bleeding either.

That kind of worries me. I don't want to be atypical, I mean the literature and everyone says there would be some pain and even recommend Motrin/Tylenol. I am just worried that I am not needing to use those.

Even the roof of the mouth is not painful.

How abnormal is this? Has anyone else had this?

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If you're experiencing no pain whatsoever, I'd say you should be VERY relieved. But then again, the pain you get isn't so bad either.

I had one gum graft last summer (though it wasn't that severe) and it went by without incident; no pain, no discomfort, just the annoyance of having "krazy glue" (aka that medicinal superglue used to seal up a wound as a makeshift scab) plastered in your mouth over the cuts. It actually wasn't so bad.

Just a few hours ago, I came back from my second round of surgery; this time I had a graft on both canines on my lower jaw. Seeing as these were probably a more severe situation, and that it's on both sides, needing much anesthetics, my jaw is now experiencing this dull, throbbing ache similar to what you'd get with braces-- thankfully, it doesn't hurt the teeth to bite. It's bearable though, and only hurts if I move the lips in that area.

I'd say the amount of pain you experience depends on the severity of the situation or the experience of your doctor; in this case there's no real degree that you can say your case is abnormal. If anything, I'd say you're more lucky than anything else. Take care on your recovery!
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