A member asked:

Where else in mouth can a gum graft be taken from besides the palate? i heard tissue behind the upper last molar is less traumatic.

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Dr. Gary Sandler answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Results: There are many different types of gum grafts, areas to collect tissue, and different methods. Which type your dentist uses on you will depend on your specific needs. Some dentists and patients prefer to use graft material from a tissue bank instead of from the roof of the mouth. Personally, i would want the technique with the best chance of success. Discuss your options with your own dentist.

Answered 12/10/2013

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Dr. Seth Wolfson answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Ask your periodontis: A sliding graft may be an alternative, however the palate provides the the most gingiva and it's easy to access. As far as the area behind the back molar is concerned, i would be concerned about access. Use the techniques that are tried and true for the best results.

Answered 4/12/2020

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Dr. Dinh Bui answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Alloderm: Alloderm can be used in place of the patient own tissue to eliminate the donor site.

Answered 2/18/2013

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