Types of Gum Grafting
Connective Tissue Gum Grafts: With this gum grafting method, tissue is carefully taken from beneath the surface layer of the roof of your mouth. Tissue samples are sutured in place in areas of recession, and integrate with surrounding gum tissue as the sites begin to heal.
Free Gingival Gum Grafts: These types of grafts are similar to connective tissue gum grafting, except that tissue samples are sourced directly from the surface of the hard palate. Free gingival grafts are then applied to receded sites and sutured in place to restore a healthy gum level.
Pedicle Gum Grafts: Pedicle gum grafting is ideal when there is an abundance of tissue in close proximity to a receded area. In this case, we create a flap in the tissue, which is stretched over the exposed root (recession) and sutured in place.