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A 59-year-old male asked:

periodontist explained she only does an autograft for any gum recession. i have 7 bottom front teeth to do. best options to 2 surgical visits?

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Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 42 years experience
Allograft: The alternative is an allograft, connective tissue from another source. Two examples are alloderm and mucograft. However, why not discuss with your doctor why she recommend an autograft, your own tissue. She might know something about your condition that we here do not.
Dr. Stanley Halpern
Periodontics 42 years experience
You could do it in 1: Using human freeze dried skin ( like what is used on burn patients) the procedure could be accomplished in 1 appointment.

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My daughter is 14. She has double session tryouts for soccer. That equals 4 1/2 hours of soccer a day. She has horrible blisters on her feet. Her second toe has a blister under her tonail. Her tonail is off colored now. What should we do. She has two more

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Blisters under: Toenails are quite common in sports participants. If you're able to drain it, apply a topical antibiotic and wrap it in a band aid, that's about the best you can do short term. You might want to check on the size of the soccer boots. If too small, they can be making things worse. Also, i hope the coach/trainer has them wearing running shoes for the pure running workouts.
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She might try wearing two pair of socks on each foot and see if that helps. This was something I was taught back in high school by my coach and it worked for me. ( to prevent the blisters, not treat them.)
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My daughter hit her nose on our glass table would she have a broken nose and it was bleeding and looks a little puffy?

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Looks worse : Initially, injuries to the nose may swell and bruise. Most physicians recommend waiting approx 7 days and reevaluating. If the nose still looks swollen or crooked then you should see an ent. If it looks much better then you are safe to observe.

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