The Epithelialized Palatal Graft (EPG)

The Epithelialized Palatal Graft (EPG) is the new name for the old “Free Gingival Graft”. This type of graft is not used as often now as it was used in the past but Dr. alvarenga still uses it when there  is an aggressive frenum (lip) pull, to augment the zone of attached gingiva and to obtain some root coverage. This graft forms a powerful barrier to prevent Further Recession.The donor site for this graft is usually the surface of the palate near the molars and bicuspids. The “palatal protector” almost eliminates the post-operative discomfort from the donor site.

  Before and After Surgical Results 

Gum Grafting, Before and After, Periodontist, Receding Gums

Before

Gum Grafting, Before and After, Periodontist, Receding Gums After
   
Gum Grafting, Before and After, Periodontist, Receding Gums Before Gum Grafting, Before and After, Periodontist, Receding Gums After
   
Gum Grafting, Before and After, Periodontist, Receding Gums Before After
   

Gum Grafting, Before and After, Periodontist, Receding Gums 

                Before

Gum Grafting, Before and After, Periodontist, Receding Gums After
   

Gum Grafting, Teeth Mold, Periodontist, Receding Gums, Mouth Gaurd  The “Palatal Protector”