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Periodontal Surgery—Soft Tissue Graft
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings

Periodontal Surgery—Soft Tissue Graft Side Effects and Warnings

Written by FoundHealth.

Possible Complications

If you are planning to have periodontal surgery, your dentist will review a list of possible complications, which may include:

  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Changes in gum appearance; uneven gum line
  • Graft failure
  • Bleeding
  • Reaction to the sedation medicines (eg, light-headedness, low blood pressure, wheezing)
  • Infection
  • Swelling
  • Nausea and vomiting

Factors that may increase the risk of complications include:

  • Smoking
  • Other health conditions, like diabetes


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