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Connective Tissue Graft

Gingival recession (receding gum tissue) can occur for many reasons and results in exposure of the tooth root surface. This can result in root surface sensitivity, difficulty in keeping this region clean, and an unaesthetic appearance. Surgical correction of this problem can be accomplished by THE CONNECTIVE TISSUE GRAFT (subepithelial connective tissue graft)

Gum (gingival) Tissue is obtained from the inner aspect of the palatal tissue(inside tissue from the roof of the mouth). This tissue is surgically placed over the area of recession and held in place by stitches. These are usually dissolving stitches and within 10-14 days the newly grafted tissue is blending into the surrounding gum tissue.

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