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What is a pedicle graft for gum recession?

In a pedicle graft, gum tissue is shared between the recessed tooth and the one next to it. The surgeon cuts a flap of tissue from the gum of the next tooth, then slides the attached edge over to cover the exposed root before stitching it into place. The procedure keeps blood vessels in place.

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