A 60-year-old male asked:
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is a dentist able to remove gum tissue from another part of the inside of the mouth vs. cutting the palate for a connective tissue graft (1 tooth)?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Second Guessing: You're second guessing your periodontist... why? There's a certain type of gingiva that's needed for the graft, and there's an abundance of it on your palate. Allow your health care providers to do just that... provide you with healthcare! Discuss all of your concerns with those who are actually treating you... you'll get better answers than those on this forum, since they have actually examined u
Answered on Jun 20, 2014
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Yes: A General Dentist or specialist Periodontists or specialist Oral Surgeons can perform this procedure. The type of graft that you need, however, is best determined by the practitioner. I would seek the most qualified practitioner in your area and follow his/her advice.
Answered on Dec 14, 2019

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