This is the latest “invention” in gum surgery. Instead of taking the gum from the palate, we use an “artificial gum”, taken from a donor, which is treated to make it completely inert and sterile. Compared to the gum removed from your palate, the advantage of this technique is that, in more than 50% of cases, the exposed roots are covered.
Moreover, this intervention leaves no scars and makes the procedure completely “invisible”. No gum colour demarcation is perceptible between the donor and recipient gums. Since there is the insertion of a foreign body, antibiotic treatment is necessary the week following the operation.
When patients take pain medication, this procedure is very comfortable and return to normal activities the day after the procedure.
The use of specialized products and techniques makes it a slightly more expensive procedure than gingival transplantation. Call us for a consultation with Dr. Prieur to determine if this treatment can be applied in your case.