A variety of gum grafting techniques exist including a free gingival graft, a connective tissue graft, or a pedicle graft. These procedures are performed usually in response to gum recession (root exposure) and may replace hard, keratinized gum tissue which normally surround teeth or cover exposed root surfaces.

With these procedures, your periodontist will transplant gum tissue from one area of the mouth, usually the palate, and suture it into place in the affected area. A protective dressing is almost always placed over the grafted area for protection during healing.

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