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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Now what?: I would ask the dentist who performed the surgery, "now what?".

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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sam Markzar
26 years experience Periodontics
Yes.. but...: First of all i hope your alloderm (dermal allograft on ur gums) is not placed on the surface of ur gum.. Like an onlay graft. And i hope it is complet ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
8 years experience Dentistry
Depends on size: The white patch is the alloderm. Your gums "crawl" over the alloderm until they have covered it. This is a slow process, and the length depends on how ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Call your surgeon !: Call the dentist/surgeon who performed the procedure. They need to take a look.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Hasday
35 years experience Dentistry
Palatal tissue: In my opinion palatal tissue is always a better choice.. My success is almost 100% with palatal tissue vs a much more unpredictable result with allode ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Roccia
16 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes: Orthodonic therapy regardless of the type can be utilized after bone grafting procedures. Be careful that your appliances don't damage the tissues if ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Rundle
45 years experience Dentistry
It varies: In a general sense, you are not buying a chunk of metal or a piece of bone; you are paying for the experience and expertise of the dental surgeon who ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Doyon
35 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
One healing site: With alloderm, you don't need to have tissue removed from the roof of your mouth, so you only have one surgical site that needs to heal as opposed to ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Glennon
32 years experience Dentistry
Not required...: If you want to support the gum tissue or for to support an implant in the future, then it's a good idea.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Quon
41 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Varies: Fees vary from office to office. The cost of bone grafting depends on where the graft is needed, what type of grafting material is used, the type o ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
25 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
See below: Alloderm is cadaveric (from a deceased person) dermis (the deep layer of the skin). It is processed and sterilized so it is virtually impossible to c ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
37 years experience Dentistry
Bone enhancement: Bone grafting is performed to reverse the bone loss / destruction caused by periodontal disease, trauma, or ill fitting removable dentures. It is also ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Winston Muditajaya
23 years experience Dentistry
Yes: For the most part yes. The modern dental implant design has been used for more than 30 years with great success. As far as bone grafts, there are diff ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
25 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Building bone: Usually in an extraction socket at the time a tooth is removed. This is usually done when planning an implant replacement.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marshall Dicker
45 years experience Dentistry
alloderm failure: See a different periodontist or oral surgeon for an evaluation.
A 70-year-old male asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
24 years experience Dentistry
Graft: I always see that, it is not the product, but it is the hand of the doctor that matters in many successful cases. Rather than a product choice, find ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Fisk
11 years experience Dentistry
Bone Grafting: Bone grafting after an extraction is a non-invasive and cost-effective way to make sure your jaw bone is preserved. For most cases, it is very helpfu ... Read More
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A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
That's the intention: Alloderm has several uses in periodontal surgery: root coverage, gingival augmentation, soft tissue ridge augmentation, soft tissue augmentation aroun ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Van der Werff
38 years experience Dentistry
Call your dentist. : Other than placing ice over the area, calling your dentist is the best suggestion i can offer.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
40 years experience General Practice
Surgery: Grafts are needed sometimes when there is serious trauma to the jaws, or if the patient has periodontal disease and the dentist is trying to restore s ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
44 years experience Dentistry
Maybe not: See the dentist who did the graft to make sure all is ok.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
40 years experience General Practice
Open ended question: It depends. Are the bone grafts being done to the supporting teeth or are the grafts being done to the gum tissue for cosmetic reasons. This needs t ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
25 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
No, but: In some instances it is a good idea. This is usually the case in older patients who have had bone loss associated with impacted wisdom teeth.

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