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Gum Grafting - Free Gingival Graft

Gum grafts involve the movement of gum tissue from one area of the mouth to another. They are recommended to cover exposed roots protecting them from decay or toothbrush abrasion or to thicken the gums to help prevent gum recession from occurring.

The free gingival graft is used to change the gum tissue at the base of a tooth making it thicker and stronger so it is less likely to recede. They are often necessary before undertaking orthodontic treatment in areas where the gums are thin.