I've had gum grafting surgery now three times in my life. The first time was over 12 years ago. The most recent two were in the last year and were performed by Dr. Ruprecht. I have found her to be quite attentive, patient and have a very caring approach. My first gum graft by her has healed up very nicely and now I did the other side of my mouth a couple weeks ago. It too has been healing nicely. I probably was doing overkill w/ herbal medicines (bromelaine, arnica, turmeric, lysine, etc.) but in her checking in on me, she said sometimes the mouth will heal itself and just needs time and rest. Sure enough it did that without all the aid, or least pulling back on some of it. Although the above list definitely did help, she'll advise what to take before and after to minimize swelling. Your in good hands with Dr. Ruprecht.
Pro tip #1: A light sedation makes it a very enjoyable experience. Since I've had the surgery 3 times, 12 years ago w/ IV sedation, December '19 with nothing other than numbing shots, July '20 with Ativan which is like a light sedation. I found that not taking anything my mind really focused on what they were doing in my mouth and I suppose that can breed some anxiety/curiosity. Because I was wide awake and aware, time seemed to drag on. With the slight sedation on Ativan, that did the trick. I was awake, super relaxed, and didn't care what was going on in my mouth. I just chilled out and listened to my tunes with my over the ear headphones while Dr. Ruprecht did miracle work on my gums. ps, make sure you have good music flow and I hear Dr. Ruprecht can hook you up there too if you don't have a relaxing playlist like that.
Pro-tip #2: If you are lucky like me, needing the procedure done on both sides of the mouth, then do two separate procedures. I wanted to do both sides but Dr. Ruprecht advised that it'd be very difficult to eat with both sides of my mouth sore. Good call Dr. I took the advice and broke up the procedures.
Pro-tip #3: Go with Dr. Ruprecht and enjoy your new gums!