Harvesting Epithelial-Connective tissue graft from palate. Collection of 8 images. White background.
Epithelial-Connective tissue graft. Collection of 8 illustrations.
1. Palatal rugae removal
2. Periodontal probing
3. Graft design. 15c blade tip is used perpendicular to the palatal surface
4. The 4 bleeding lines that delimit the rectangular shape are idictated by the therapeutic objective and by the extension of the receiving bed. The tip blade does not penetrate more than 2 mm into the palatal tissue
5. Thinning with disto-mesial direction. The 15c surgical blade penetrates for almost all its length until it reaches the apical extension of the graft design
6. The surgical blade is placed at the most apical graft site, to join the previous incision with the latter, in order to release the graft from the underlying connective tissue using atraumatic tweezers
7. Graft removal using atraumatic surgical tweezers, immediately placed in the receiving bed
8. A collagen hemostatic sponge is placed. The donor site is sutured with horizontal mattress, crossed and knotted vestibularly
The collection includes 8 separate illustrations.
Every illustrations is a JPEG file:
2480 x 2126 pixels
21 x 18 cm (300 dpi)