There are three different types of gum tissue grafts typically performed. These graft procedures include:
Connective-tissue grafts are the most common method for treating root exposure.
Free gingival grafts are similar to connective-tissue grafts but involve using tissue from the roof of the mouth. This method is used most often in people who have thin gums to begin with and need additional tissue to enlarge the gums.
Pedicle grafts take tissue from the gum near the tooth needing repair using a flap, called a pedicle. This procedure can only be performed if you have plenty of gum tissue near the affected tooth.
Your dentist can tell you which method will work best for you. A gum graft is a dental surgery performed to correct the effects of gum recession. Gum grafting is a quick and relatively simple surgery. Grafts can be used to cover roots or develop gum tissue where it has been lost due to excessive gingival recession.
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