Many things are going on in this picture. The tissue forceps are holding on to a piece of left palatal tissue. This tissue was released taking the epithelialized surface and some underlying connective tissue. This is called “split thickness.” This epithelium with connective tissue will be placed over the vascular bed of the prepared recipient site for this graft. The patient was sedated and local anesthesia was used. The patient was comfortable and has no memory of the procedure. This dentistry was done in my Palm Harbor, Tampa FL area dentist office.
Paul L. Caputo, DDS3490 E Lake Rd S Suite A