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Dr. Ronald Achong
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Gum Graft (Overview)

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, to keep the tooth.


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Gum graft tissue is brown. Normal?

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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Dr. Ronald Achong
120 doctors shared insights

Gum Graft (Overview)

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, to keep the tooth.


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Can getting a gum graft really be painful?

It CAN be, but...: But it doesn't have to be.! ...It depends on the technique, ; the experience of the periodontist, as well as the patients. That means, depending on the source of the donor tissue, whether it is from the roof of the mouth or from tissue bank ( allograft) can make a huge difference. Please beware that you can`t use allograft tissues for all cases, ; there are specific cases that are more successful. ...Read more

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Gum graft. Is it a scam or serious problem?

Not a scam: A gum tissue graft can help in many ways. First, the cause of the lost or receeded tissue must be identified and corrected. Sometimes we simply do not have the answer for this, but it is important to try to find out.Ex: occlusal trauma, chewing tobacco, incorrect /hard brushing, etc. Covering an exposed root, or establishing a healthy area of bound down tissue around a tooth is excellent treatment. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: gum graft?

What is the definition or description of: gum graft?

Replace lost gum: 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, to keep the tooth. ...Read more

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How long does it take to determine if gum graft failed?

Your dentist: Or periodontist would be better evaluators of success or failure. Sorry no cut and dry answer to your question. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I revenly got a gum graft and it looks like the skin is falling apart where they grafted it, should I be concerned?

See your surgeon: In many cases, this may just be the sloughed epithelium and the remaining connective tissue will have survived at the site. See your surgeon for follow up appointment to rule out gingival graft failure. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can the operculum be used as gum graft?

Theoretically: Theoretically, but the size and shape would probably be difficult to work with. ...Read more

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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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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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Graft (Definition)

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