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Gum Tissue Growth
The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more
Regeneration?: Bone grafting mostly produce a regeneration effect, which meant eestablish a loss bone height (hard to achieve in horizontal defect) or bone width (easily achieved). Your jaw bone growth can only achieved with bmps (bone morphogenetic proteins) and patient should be at young age. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Need gum surgery for receding gums, which is better, donor gum tissue or using gum graft from the roof of the mouth?
Requires a consult: The question is a simple one but the answer is complex and beyond the scope and word limitation of this forum. There are many things that can be done to correct teeth that appear short or are not symmetric or harmonious with the adjacent teeth. You need to have your general dentist or prosthodontist examine you and discuss treatment options. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Gum damage: Mild changes like swollen, puffy, inflamed, red, bleeding and slightly receded gums usually can recover 100% with proper dental care and oral hygiene. The longer it goes on and the greater the changes, the less likely to recover. Gingivitis is the early stage of periodontal (gum) disease and usually easy to treat. Periodontitis is more difficult to treat and may result in permanent damage. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does acid reflux destroy the gum tissue as well a teeth. Like the gum tissue on maxilla will that be eroded?
Can be: Yes. It is possible that scar tissue from an extraction can create a "bump" that can become tender if traumatized by a crust if toast, bacon, chop whatever. Mine's been there for 33 years--right side only--and can be quite painful at times. Get it checked to be sure of what it is, then you'll know the symptoms forever. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
3.3cm soft tissue dens ant/sup mediastinum likely residual or reactive thymus tissue? Does ur need biopsy?
Could be either: The thymus tends to involute in adults and often is just a small vestige of an organ. It can however become active under certain circumstances. The most concerning issue would be a thymoma or tumor of the thymus gland. That is often seen in neurological conditions like myasthenia gravis. I would be curious to know how/why this was found. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How much tissue growth can alloderm produce? What is the amount of tissue growth possible with alloderm?
Varies: Alloderm is a tissue matrix that can be used in multiple locations and applications. The amount of tissue growth will vary on multiple variables specific to any given case. It will depend on the application, host site, history of disease, technical ability of the surgeon, and even other variables like smoking. When used correctly it can be very helpful. Ask your doctor about specifics to your case. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Periodontist: which soft tissue graft will provide gingival re-atachment to the tooth root vs. Only a tight collar? Want to build height.
Gum height: The limiting factor for what you want is the height of the gum between your teeth. The graft over the root can never be higher than the top of the gum on either side of the tooth getting the graft. Given that premise, a connective tissue graft may give the most root coverage, but a lot depends on the experience and expertise of the surgeon. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Could be many things: Is it a newly formed lesion or color? Did you just notice it? Is it everywhere. Or just around one or couple of teeth.?......It could be as simple as just pigmentation of your gums (if you are an african-american), or could be a leakage of a filling material under the gums (called amalgam tattoo). In any case you shuld check it with your dentist, & he/she may refer you to a periodontist. Good luck. ...Read more
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
No and: You should see a dentist for a complete and thorough exam to find out what's wrong, what should be done and how best to prevent future dental problems. No internet search and even this excellent website cannot replace a one on one dentist\patient exam and consultation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer