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Explain treatment for soft tissue graft procedure using alloderm?

Explain treatment for soft tissue graft procedure using alloderm?

Allograft: If your gum is grafted with tissue from your palate is called an autograft. If it is tissue from another human being it is an allograft. Alloderm is connective tissue from a cadaver. It is an allograft that is used to increase the amount of gum tissue over a tooth where gum is lacking. It is stitched in place. ...Read more

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Dr. Steve Martinez
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Skin Graft (Definition)

A skin graft is surgically placed piece of skin that is used to cover a wound. It can be a full thickness piece of skin, or a split thickness skin graft, meaning not all layers of the dermis are included. They each have different characteristics, and may be used on different parts of the body. Skin grafts are often used for treatment of burns, ...Read more


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Whats dermal graft lip augmentation?

Whats dermal graft lip augmentation?

DONT DO IT!!!: Dermal graft lip augmentation is when a surgeon takes a contiguos strip of dermis and fat usually from the groin area and slides it in the lip from one side to the other. This never looks natural, does not move like a normal lip and is something you would surely regret. Stick with a hyaluronic acid filler or your own injected fat and a surgeon you can trust! ...Read more

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Gum graft - what works better, alloderm vs palate tissue?

Gum graft - what works better, alloderm vs palate tissue?

Both: Both grafts are highly successful. There really is not a "better" one. I do these grafts all week long, and they are appropriate for different tissue types and areas, as well as different patients. Depending on the size, and location of the recipient site, one may be indicated where the other is not. Consult your periodontist and they can advise you which is better for a particular situation! ...Read more

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What is an alloderm graft?

Synthetic graft.: Graft that is used to augment soft tissue or periodontal tissue in the mouth. ...Read more

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Gum graft - alloderm vs palate tissue, what's the difference?

Gum graft - alloderm vs palate tissue, what's the difference?

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 two sites. ...Read more

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Why is pig skin and tissue used for skin grafting ?

It isn't: Pig skin is used as a "biologic" dressing in preparation for skin gratfing. ...Read more

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Which is better for breast reconstruction fat grafting or alloderm?

Which is better for breast reconstruction fat grafting or alloderm?

Neither: Many plastic surgeons, myself included, use acellular dermal matrix grafts (generic phrase for alloderm) and fat grafting. They are usually used at different stages of breast reconstruction though circumstances may dictate using both. Neither one is "better" as they often serve different purposes. ...Read more

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Gum grafting with alloderm failure, how to fix it?

alloderm failure: See a different periodontist or oral surgeon for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Are skin grafts effective after necrotising facsiitis?

Are skin grafts effective after necrotising facsiitis?

Yes: Skin grafting is often necessary to cover the defects created after removing the necrotic skin caused by this type of infection. The infection must be under control and the tissue to which one wishes to graft must be properly prepared. ...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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Will skin grafting (transplants) ever become an anti-wrinkle treatment?

Will skin grafting (transplants) ever become an anti-wrinkle treatment?

No: No. Skin grafting is a surgical procedure that helps close wounds or repair scar. It rarely looks like or behaves like the skin it is used to replace. ...Read more

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Are dental implants and bone grafts safe?

Are dental implants and bone grafts safe?

Yes: Dental implants have been around for many years . Proper treatment planning is the key for the success of dental implants. ...Read more

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Face swollen after periodontal bone graft surgery, help?

Face swollen after periodontal bone graft surgery, help?

May be normal: Some swelling should be expected after surgery. Swelling should typically peak around 48 hours after surgery and then gradually decrease over several days. If swelling continues to worsen, contact your surgeon. ...Read more

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Cost of dental impants, bone grafts?

Cost of dental impants, bone grafts?

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 is performing the procedure. The more experienced, generally the more expensive. But, remember, you get what you pay for in most cases. Most conventional implants run $3-5000 apiece with an additional fee for the crown which sits on it. Grafts-? ...Read more

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Cost of bone grafting and dental implants?

Cost of bone grafting and dental implants?

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 of anesthetic, and the surgeon's fee schedule. The cost of dental implants may also be dependent upon the type of implant used and the manufacturer, and the surgeon's fee schedule. ...Read more

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Gum graft tissue is brown. Normal?

Maybe: I would definitely call the dentist and ask them to evaluate the graft. You want to know asap if the graft is failing. It may be just fine. ...Read more

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Does alloderm require tissue typing?

NO: Alloderm is used in many clinical situations. It is a dermal replacement and is processed to avoid such a need. ...Read more

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Bone flap reattachment after brain surgery, wires vs plates, differences?

Bone flap reattachment after brain surgery, wires vs plates, differences?

I am not sure: I am not sure. Lets see if someone else with expertise in neurosurgery will answer your question. ...Read more

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Gum recession: Which hurts the most post op. A subepithelial connective tissue graft or a free gingival tissue graft also from the palate?

Gum recession: Which hurts the most post op. A subepithelial connective tissue graft or a free gingival tissue graft also from the palate?

Pinhole hurts less: There is a newer approach known as the Piinhole Technique for gum recession. It is minimally invasive and less painful. You can look it up online. ...Read more

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Are bone grafts required after tooth extraction?

Are bone grafts required after tooth extraction?

Depends: It depends on the goal. If a dental implant is planned, then yes. Sometimes, bone grafts can be performed at wisdom tooth sites and where lesions of the jaw bone were removed. Consult with your dentist. ...Read more

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Graft (Definition)

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