What is a free gingival graft?
Free gingival grafts are a surgical procedure often used to increase the amount of keratinized tissue or “tough tissue” around a tooth or implant. Having enough tough tissue will prevent the worsening of gingival recession. Our periodontists and team will take tissue from a different area of your mouth and use it to help grow new healthy tissue around your gumline. It is very important to take good care of your gum graft after the surgery and not disturb the site. Disturbing the site can disrupt the wound healing and cause complications. Our periodontists and dental staff will give you detailed instructions on how to care for your gum graft. After the procedure, you will have an increased amount of tough tissue in the area that was treated, which will help prevent the worsening of gingival recession.
This is a very common procedure that results in a lot of success for our patients. If this sounds like something you are interested in, call Greensboro Perio today at 336-379-8377 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Luis Benitez and Dr. Veronica Longville and to learn more about free gingival grafting in Greensboro, North Carolina.
This 63-year-old female was referred to our office due to recession on a lower front tooth. Although she had
slight sensitivity, her main concern was making sure the recession did not get any worse. A free gingival
graft was placed to create a thick layer of barrier tissue. She had a great result and the recession should
no longer continue.
This 55-year-old female came to our office after being referred by her general dentist due to thin tissue
along the lower front teeth. No sensitivity was noted by the patient however the recession had increased
over several years and patient did not want it to continue. A free gingival graft was completed and gum
tissue was thickened in addition to slight root coverage.