A gingival graft, or gum graft, is a procedure that allows covering an area of a tooth that has its root exposed, a condition called gum recession. The graft is either taken from the patient’s mouth, usually from the palate, or from donor tissue (allograft). The main objectives of this procedure are to prevent further and more advanced gum recession, to eliminate tooth sensitivity, to prevent root caries, or to improve cosmetics


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