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The Free Gingival Graft: Case 2

Notice how the small muscle is pulling on the gums and causing the recession and gingival defect.

Preparing the bed. The muscle attachment is incised and a split thickness flap is reflected.

The graft.
The graft is harvested from the hard palate. The palate heals in a couple of weeks.

The grafted is positioned and sutured with 6.0 nylon black sutures.

The sutures have been removed. This is one week healing.

Donor site after graft removed.

One week post op healing.