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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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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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Graft (Definition)

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