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4 Common Gum Graft Types


Posted on 4/12/2021 by Barbara Ketchum
4 Common Gum Graft TypesThere are several gum grafting techniques available, each designed to address a particular periodontal disorder. However, the following are the most common type of gum grafts:

Connective Tissue Graft


Connective tissue gum grafting utilizes connective tissue by making small flap known as a 'trap door' in your mouth's roof. A dentist then uses the small flap to discover and detach connective tissue pieces beneath and sew it on the gum recession area. Connective tissue grafting is the most commonly conducted gum grafting type.   

Free Gingival Graft


Similar to a connective tissue graft, a free gingival graft detaches a tiny tissue piece from the mouth's roof. The key difference is that the tissue utilized belongs to the palate's top layer and is attached to the part that requires more gum tissue. This gum grafting technique prevents further gum recession.

Alternative Graft


In serious cases where a significant portion of gums have receded, a substitute graft technique may be suggested. Mainly gum recessions require collecting a sizable portion of the palate tissue, which later turns unsafe. Instead, porcine or cadaver grafts are utilized to ensure optimal coverage of the receded parts.

Pedicle Graft


A pedicle graft refers to grafting tissue gathered closer to the spot of receding gums using a flap. The flap conceals the affected tissue, primarily utilizing tissue that is already native to the affected area instead of any other part of your mouth. 

If you suspect you have receding gums and need gum grafting, we have got your back! Schedule an appointment with us at (971) 600-0211, and we will create a personalized treatment plan for you.
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