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Palate healing using Kanka

12/12/2008

Question:

I had a free gingival graft a week ago. The graft looks good according to my dentist and so does the donor site. However, when I talk I keep scraping the donor site hard, it`s a big site with a sharp edge. At night it also wakes me up at times.

Can a product like Kanka be used to put a layer over the site to protect it from the tongue ? Just like it does this for canker sores.

Answer:

Try something with benzocaine in it - like Orabase.

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Response by:

Binnaz   Leblebicioglu, DDS, MS, PhD Binnaz Leblebicioglu, DDS, MS, PhD
Associate Professor of Periodontology
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University