A gum graft involves replacing lost or damaged tissue that leave the roots of the teeth exposed. Depending upon the individual in question, a dentist will choose one of three procedures.
Let’s briefly list the available options.
– A connective graft uses tissue from underneath the surface of the roof of the mouth.
– Gingival grafts use a thinner layer of the roof of the mouth.
– Lateral grafts utilise tissue from near the site of the receding gums.
“A periodontist will discuss the different types of surgery available…to decide which option is the most suitable.”
An in-depth look at all three procedures can be found here: