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Tissue (Definition)

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


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How painful is it to have a soft tissue graft?

How painful is it to have a soft tissue graft?

Need more info: Soft tissue grafts are used for gum disease, hernias, breast reconstruction, bladder suspension to name but a few. As you can imagine, the postoperative pain can be quite different. Which specific use are you referring to? Thanks. ...Read more

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Does anyone know the cost of a soft tissue graft?

Does anyone know the cost of a soft tissue graft?

(Very) expensive: The cost of surgical graft varies with the type of material and size of the mesh. Small pieces of synthetic mesh costs hundreds of $$; bio absorbable mesh costs thousands and the largest pieces can be as expensive as a small car. ...Read more

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Soft tissue grafting on gums. Will everything even out, and smooth out? How long does it take?

Soft tissue grafting on gums.  Will everything even out, and smooth out?  How long does it take?

Two issues: The larger the graft the less it shrinks and the color of the tissue is determined by the donor site. Folks to tend to scar or get keloids, tend to wind up with lumpier grafts. If that disturbes a patient, it can be trimmed later. I would not do that for three to six months after the graft. ...Read more

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Can it happen to many people who have advanced gum recession that any type of soft tissue grafting just would not help? Where do the gums go to?

Can it happen to many people who have advanced gum recession that any type of soft tissue grafting just would not help? Where do the gums go to?

Gum disease: Recession is a sign of gum disease. You have lost bone. Grafting can only help if you have enough bone to maintain your teeth. Grafting is done to be able to maintain the soft tissue attachment to protect the bone. A periodontist can evaluate your situation to help you keep your teeth. ...Read more

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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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Can soft tissue grafting get paid by medical insurance instead of dental, since it's oral surgery?

Can soft tissue grafting get paid by medical insurance instead of dental, since it's oral surgery?

Depends: It depends on your particular plan. Most "dental" procedures such as grafting are covered under dental plans and not medical. The only way to definitively find out would be to send in for a predetermination. ...Read more

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What can I expect after a soft tissue graft? I'm going to have a free gingical graft to thicken the gum tissue around the area where a crown is going. From reading a bit about, it sounds to me like it might be a painful procedure. Is there much special ca

What can I expect after a soft tissue graft? I'm going to have a free gingical graft to thicken the gum tissue around the area where a crown is going. From reading a bit about, it sounds to me like it might be a painful procedure. Is there much special ca

There : There are a few different techniques to thicken the gum. If the gum is transplanted from your palate, the roof of your mouth will be painful for a few days. Patients often compare the pain to a pizza burn. Your periodontist should send you home with written instructions that you should review together before you leave the office. ...Read more

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Why has my mouth started bleeding two days after a soft tissue graft? I was told that i might have to worry about bleeding up to six hours after the soft tissue graft was performed, and the blood did stop until today. It started bleeding a small amount ag

Why has my mouth started bleeding two days after a soft tissue graft? I was told that i might have to worry about bleeding up to six hours after the soft tissue graft was performed, and the blood did stop until today. It started bleeding a small amount ag

The : The concern is how fast the bleeding stops. A small amount of bleeding is of no concern. Generally, pressure is the way to stop bleeding. The donor site on the roof of the mouth will not be harmed by pressure, if the recipient site is the issue, don't touch it without talking to your dentist. ...Read more

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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 more

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Approximately, what would it cost for basic dental implant( in texas) on teeth# 12 and 13 if( bone is good and no need for soft tissue grafting).

Approximately, what would it cost for basic dental  implant( in texas) on teeth# 12 and 13 if( bone is good and no need for soft tissue grafting).

Varies: Type of implant, what type of specialist doing the procedure, what locale in your state etc. Never base your choice based solely on a fee. You need to seek out a highly qualified, credentialed, experienced dr. People who have had this procedure and your local dental society are good sources for a referral. ...Read more

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I had a plastic soft tissue regeneration surgery recently below the knee. Is it safe to masturbate now ? I have a bone grafting surgery within 2 month

I had a plastic soft tissue regeneration surgery recently below the knee. Is it safe to masturbate now ? I have a bone grafting surgery within 2 month

Hard to say: Since your information is somewhat vague, it is hard to comment.You were likely given some activity guidelines after the surgery.If not call the office and see if there are.You do not need to be specific. If they have no particular restrictions, do as you will. ...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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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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How much does gum grafting with your own gum tissue cost?

How much does gum grafting with your own gum tissue cost?

It depends: This will vary depending on where you live, how many teeth need grafting, etc. You should get opinions from two different periodontists. ...Read more

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New periodontist says that she cannot do a tissue graft to cover a very long crown (canine). Is this because it would not adhere to crown surface?

Yes: Very little attachment woulkd be made to the tooth. If the root were covered, a periodontal pocket wojuld have been created. There are some new bone grafting procedures that can sometimes get some of the root covered and then allow for a proper, attached ginvival cov erage. A periodontist must make that decision. It is not possible all the time. ...Read more

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What to do if my gum graft - alloderm vs palate tissue?

What to do if my gum graft - alloderm vs palate tissue?

Depends on Size: Both grafting techniques have advantages. If you need a graft just on one tooth, the palatal wound of the donor site isn't too bad. In fact, most patients will come report that the roof of the mouth was not a big deal. If you need 3 or more teeth in a row grafted, you may want to consider the alloderm. ...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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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

Graft (Definition)

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