Ugh. I had to have gum surgery again yesterday. This is the second one in two years, and the third in my life. I have to say that the lead-up is pretty much the worst part. My periodontist (Dr. Richard Verderame in Rio Rancho, N.M.) is pretty awesome.
The problem is that I have very thin gums, probably due to genetics. They have to be shored up so that I don't lose my teeth eventually. So they take tissue from the palate of the mouth and transplant it to the thin or receded site. It's a longer recovery than many oral procedures have, because it's rather delicate. But I just don't know how this guy does such it so that I don't have pain afterwards. I mean, if I went and bit into a hamburger, it would hurt and cause all sorts of damage, but I feel pretty good.
Lucky for you, I'll spare you any photos with this post.