Here's a warning to you guys and gal(s). Don't brush your teeth too hard. I have, apparently, for the better part of my life; my lower gumline has, apparently, been damaged by this practice. I have to have a graft taken from the roof of my mouth Wednesday and sewn along the gumline to shore it up and make it quit receding (hopefully.) A little internet research has yielded me such wonderful news as: 1) This condition is linked to calcium deficiency. I'm lactose intolerant. Connect the dots. 2) This procedure is iffy. I've read a bit about those that don't "take" and I don't like it. 3) There's no way to really cure this, i.e. reverse the loss, as it's linked to bone degredation (probably) from the aforementioned calcium deficiency. Gingivitis also causes recession, but that's not my problem. Periodontis can develop, which ... is for old people! I'm 23. To get to the point, are there any of us with first-hand experience? I'm a "relatively healthy" guy; my only previous problems have been asthma-related, which decreased during college. I'm just freaked out by the oral surgery aspect of this -- I've been offered "full sedation," as well. My first such offering. IV sedation is intriguing, but also scary. I'm really just unfamiliar with all of this, thus afraid. I'm told the Percocets are going to be killer, though.