Gum graft

A gum graft (also called free gingival graft) increases the attached tissue and stops the progression of recessions. It is placed at the base of the tooth and does not cover the already exposed root surface. The success rate of this procedure is excellent and its benefits should last a lifetime. Healing can be compromised with smokers.

A graft is a thin piece of gum tissue usually taken from the roof of the mouth. Its main purpose is to stop the progression of the recession.
20-Gum graft-A graft is a thin piece of gum tissue usually taken from the roof of the mouth
The graft is usually placed at the base of the recession, to strengthen the attached tissue and prevent further recession.
21-The graft is usually placed at the base of the recession
This is a picture showing some recession and thin attached tissue.
22-This is a picture showing some recession and thin attached tissue
This is the same tooth after a graft successfully increased the attached tissue.
23-This is the same tooth after a graft successfully increased the attached tissue

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