In order for your graft to be successful and prevent infection, you’ll need to practice meticulous oral hygiene as the area heals. Carefully follow your dentist’s recommendations so as not to be too aggressive and cause the graft to fail.
Additionally, the circumstances that led up to the reason for needing a graft will need to be kept in check. It could be that you’ve had a habit of aggressive brushing, using a stiff-bristled brush, tend to use smokeless tobacco or cigarettes, or were recently treated for periodontitis. Keep all of these factors in mind, so that your new soft tissue investment will be a success.