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I recently had an alloderm gum graft, now what?

I recently had an alloderm gum graft, now what?

Let it heal: If it was just done now you have to let it heal. Typically I keep the tiny sutures in place for about a month. I would recommend trying not to disturb the graft area as much as possible and rinse with salt water several times a day. I would check with your dentist when he/she wants you back to check on the graft. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Achong
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Gum Graft (Definition)

Replacement of lost gum tissue with gum tissue from another part of your mouth. Different techniques available depending on the area and the reason the gum tissue was lost. Most commonly done to cover sensitive or exposed unattractive roots and defects in the tissue hampering your ability to clean the area, and to help maintain the bone around the tooth, ...Read more


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Alloderm gum graft feels squishy, is this normal?

Vascular in growth: The squishy feeling is the initial period of fluid adsorption into the material. This is a normal process. ...Read more

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After having alloderm gum graft when does white disappear?

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 much alloderm is exposed. Ask your surgeon and they have an accurate idea of how long it usually takes for a case your size. ...Read more

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Alloderm gum graft looks like its not attached, what to do?

Call your surgeon !: Call the dentist/surgeon who performed the procedure. They need to take a look. ...Read more

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My dentist recommended I get alloderm gum graft. How successful is this $8k procedure?

Depends: It all depends on a proper diagnosis, the skill and the techniques of the periodontist. In the proper situation, with a skilled surgeon it can be successful. ...Read more

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I have recently had an alloderm gum graft two weeks ago. There was a white substance up to the tooth which fell of yesterday. Has my graft fallen off?

Alloderm: The white substance is the alloderm and it is quite common for some of it to become exposed during the healing process. It is possible that the excess has sloughed off which could be fine. It is also possible you have lost the whole graft. I would recommend you consult with your dentist as soon as possible ...Read more

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Periodontist question: do alloderm gum grafts usually lead to any added vertical millimeter covering of teeth roots?

Periodontist question: do alloderm gum grafts usually lead to any added vertical millimeter covering of teeth roots?

That's the intention: Alloderm has several uses in periodontal surgery: root coverage, gingival augmentation, soft tissue ridge augmentation, soft tissue augmentation around implants. The procedure is relatively successful in competent surgical hands, proper case selection and with patient cooperation. ...Read more

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Need some encouragement with 6 teeth to be alloderm gum grafted at several visits and a sinus lift for a molar after gum grafts heal(had 2nd opinion)?

Need some encouragement with 6 teeth to be alloderm gum grafted at several visits and a sinus lift for a molar after gum grafts heal(had 2nd opinion)?

Procedures: If you need those procedures and are in the hands of a talented surgeon, by all means have it done. I would if i were in your place. If you don't trust or have confidence with the advice and ability of your dentist, try to find one with whom you do. Get some referrals. ...Read more

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Would alloderm gum grafting for recession be performed before or after composite resin to fill in front teeth black triangles at the gumline?

A rule of thumb: The grafting is always first , because grafting can adhere only to natural tooth structure and root surface. ...Read more

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Graft (Definition)

Tissues from one location are transferred to another . Also refers to ...Read more