Poetry: “Gum Graft Surgeries”

An unlucky meshing of genetics and lifelong grinding led to undergoing two gum graft surgeries, one in 2011, the last in 2012. Basically, my gums were receding, and my teeth were less protected and weakened as a result. I needed more tissue to cover the receding sections and increase blood flow.

The surgeon took all that tissue from the roof of my mouth.

It was awful.

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