Free Gingival Graft: A Viable Surgical Option for Treating Mandibular Anterior Thin Gingival Phenotype and Gingival Recession

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  • Rusmizan Yahaya Periodontic Specialist Unit, Kota Setar Dental Specialist Clinic, 05100 Alor Setar, Kedah, Ministry of Health Malaysia.
  • Muhammad Adib Ali Periodontic Specialist Unit, Kota Setar Dental Specialist Clinic, 05100 Alor Setar, Kedah, Ministry of Health Malaysia.
  • Muhammad Annurdin Sabarudin Faculty of Dentistry, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia, Jalan Pandan Utama, 55100 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia.



Free gingival graft, gingival recession, periodontal plastic surgery, root coverage


Thin gingival phenotype and thin labial plate bone morphotype predispose lower anterior teeth to gingival recession. Free gingival graft has become one of the periodontal plastic surgeries of choice in dealing with aesthetic demand, impaired hygiene care, and dentin hypersensitivity secondary to the gingival recession. The prognosis of free gingival graft as a single augmentation procedure for root coverage is usually good and predictable with proper post-surgery care and maintenance. In this case report, a 28-year-old female patient having gingival recession that was associated with interproximal attachment loss less than to the buccal site, limited keratinised tissues, and thin gingival phenotype in relation to teeth 31 and 41 that was treated using autogenous graft which harvested from hard palate mucosa with satisfactory postoperative results.


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DOI: 10.33102/mjosht.v10i1.377
Published: 2024-04-05

How to Cite

Rusmizan Yahaya, Muhammad Adib Ali, & Muhammad Annurdin Sabarudin. (2024). Free Gingival Graft: A Viable Surgical Option for Treating Mandibular Anterior Thin Gingival Phenotype and Gingival Recession. Malaysian Journal of Science Health & Technology, 10(1), 73–77.