Gum graft - Definition

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The gum graft or gingival graft is a surgical procedure that involves installing a mucosal graft, usually taken from the palate of the patient, and placed on a gingival area previously injured or sick. It is performed under local anesthesia in a dental office. The gum graft is a cosmetic procedure but can also prevent teeth from becoming loose or fill in a missing part and is often responsible for the sensitivity of the uncovered part.