Well, first off, a free ginvival graft is not FREE. Now let me explain and demonstrate what a gum tissue graft is. It is called a “free” gingival graft because the donor tissue is completely released or freed from the donor site, where it comes from. The most common donor site is the palate. The most common place for the need of a gum graft is the front area of the lower jaw. This picture shows a piece of palatal donor tissue being placed where some gum tissue is needed. This patient was sedated for this procedure. Other blogs will show the preparation of the recipient site as well as the donor site.
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