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The Free Gingival Graft...Back to Basics: Why Do It?

Description:
The lower incisor area is the site of the most common mucogingival deficiencies: Gingival recession, high frenum attachments, and thin tissue. Because of the local anatomy, this area is a challenge to treat surgically. Common treatment options often include the subepithelial connective tissue graft, acellular dermal graft, free gingival graft, as well as several other methods/materials. In this video, a free gingival graft is demonstrated to address a recession defect as well as to augment the soft tissue while eliminating the high frenum pull in order to aid in the orthodontic treatment plan of a young patient. While commonly shunned for the morbidity associated with palatal grafts, the free gingival graft is making a comeback with the popularity of implant dentistry due to it's relative simplicity and predictability for augmenting thin tissue. This "back to basics" video takes the free gingival graft back to its roots: The lower incisor area.

Date Added:
10/13/2012

Author(s):

David Wong, DDS David Wong, DDS
Dr. David Wong is a board-certified Periodontist in private practice in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Dr. Wong received his undergraduate education and dental training at the Un...
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Questions & Comments
Patricia Garcia - (2/17/2021 6:12 PM)

hermoso caso , felicidades dr

Patricia Garcia - (2/17/2021 6:12 PM)

hermoso caso , felicidades dr

Patricia Garcia - (2/17/2021 6:12 PM)

hermoso caso , felicidades dr

Robert Hessberger - (12/18/2018 3:53 PM)

Excellent presentation & explanations. BWH

Maurice Salama - (12/14/2018 11:32 AM)

Rafi; The older videos are often FREE, look around but we encourage you to reconsider upgrading your membership to PREMIUM to access ALL the site gas to offer. Dr. Salama

Rafi Tareen - (12/14/2018 10:52 AM)

How to find the free basic videos?

michael melkers - (5/29/2018 12:51 PM)

Thank you Dr. Wong-that was great.

david wong - (4/18/2014 10:38 AM)

I second what Dr. Salama says regarding periodontal dressings. I also rarely use a dressing. For my typical free gingival graft such as this, I typically do not suture the bottom portion of the graft to the periosteum IF the graft is immobile. If I am uneasy about the graft's stability I will utilize a periosteal anchoring sling suture that more firmly adapts the graft to the recipient bed.

Maurice Salama - (4/16/2014 9:28 PM)

Helena; Not always, only to help extend the vestibule. Dr. Salama

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