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What is a free gingival graft for gum recession?

During a free gingival graft, a surgeon removes a small strip of flesh from the roof of your mouth and stitches it to the gum tissue around the exposed tooth. The treatment is used when people have little gum tissue around their teeth and need to have their gums enlarged.

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