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Soft Tissue Graft
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can soft tissue grafting get paid by medical insurance instead of dental, since it's oral surgery?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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