A Quick Look at Gingival Grafts

teeth, health, smile, dentist, dentalhealth, oralhealthIf you suffer from severe gingivitis, a dentist might recommend a gum graft. In this case, healthy tissue is placed over areas that no longer sufficiently cover the teeth. Let’s take a brief look at a common technique known as a “free gingival graft.”
– First, a numbing agent is applied to the areas of the mouth that will be involved, to eliminate pain.
– The dentist then removes a section of tissue from the roof of the mouth.
– This tissue is attached (grafted) to the appropriate gum area.
“This is the preferred method for people with thin gums who require extra tissue to enlarge the gums.”
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