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Is granulation tissue normal over healing gums from tooth extraction?

Is granulation tissue normal over healing gums from tooth extraction?

Tooth extraction: There are healthy and unhealthy or infected granulation tissue . Healthy granulation tissue helps in normal healing process , unhealthy tissue needs to be removed . Your dentist will be the best judge. ...Read more

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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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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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Gum recession: Which hurts the most post op. A subepithelial connective tissue graft or a free gingival tissue graft also from the palate?

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

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Is scar tissue from wisdom teeth extraction a bump and painful?

Is scar tissue from wisdom teeth extraction a bump and painful?

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 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

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Are gum grafts, when healed, as tight around the tooth as "normal" gingiva attachment?

Are gum grafts, when healed, as tight around the tooth as "normal" gingiva attachment?

Yes: Recession of the gums = bone loss. The root of your tooth should be covered by gums and bone. Attached tissue is needed to avoid further recession and bone loss. Gum grafts increase the attached tissue on a tooth. If healthy, the attachment is strong and prevents further bone loss. If not properly cleaned, the gums get inflamed and the attachment becomes weaker. ...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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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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Need gum surgery for receding gums, which is better, donor gum tissue or using gum graft from the roof of the mouth?

Graft: I always see that, it is not the product, but it is the hand of the doctor that matters in many successful cases. Rather than a product choice, find out which product you and your surgeon would most benefit from to get you the best possible result? ...Read more

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Tongue biopsy scar tissue permanent?

Tongue biopsy scar tissue permanent?

Yes: Any biopsy will heal normally with some scar tissue. This is true in the tongue or anywhere else. Like other scars a tongue scar will slowly improve with tiime. ...Read more

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What's a tooth bone graft?

What's a tooth bone graft?

See below: When a tooth is removed/extracted the socket is like an empty glass. It will partially fill with bone and partially with gum tissue - leading to incomplete healing. A bone graft/bone regeneration will stimulate the bone to more fully heal - filling about 96%+ of the socket/glass. ...Read more

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Face swollen after periodontal bone graft surgery, help?

Face swollen after periodontal bone graft surgery, help?

May be normal: Some swelling should be expected after surgery. Swelling should typically peak around 48 hours after surgery and then gradually decrease over several days. If swelling continues to worsen, contact your surgeon. ...Read more

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What is fibrocollagenous tissue and adipose tissue?

Good question: Fibrocollagenous tissue is the connective tissue throughout our bodies that help maintain shape and function. Adipose tissue is fat. ...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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My molar had no mobility. Extracted due to failed flap surgery. Gum abscess. How common to loose this tooth's bony buccal wall via extraction trauma?

My molar had no mobility. Extracted due to failed flap surgery. Gum abscess. How common to loose this tooth's bony buccal wall via extraction trauma?

Can happen: Some of the buccal bone can break during an extraction. There are even times that the roots of the tooth are not even in bone on the buccal surface. ...Read more

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Can tooth be lengthen by removing gum tissues?

Can tooth be lengthen by removing gum tissues?

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 more

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Is a soft tissue tumor and a soft tissue calcifaction the same thing?

Is a soft tissue tumor and a soft tissue calcifaction the same thing?

Not exactly: A tumor can have calcification or not. You can get calcification in soft tissue without a tumor also, depends on the context. ...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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Major recession bottom teeth. Gingival grafting help to save futher bone loss or just pull them all out? Teeth pretty solid in place. Bone graft to?

Why?: It is important to determine the factors contributing to the root exposure as well as the severity. Root exposure is accompanied by bone loss. A periodontist is best suited to handle this and should complete a thorough assessment. Once you are informed of the options, you may feel differently. At 72, with no mobility to the teeth, your bone is likely good enough for many years. ...Read more

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Gums (Definition)

Gum are the pink soft tissue that forms a collar around our teeth, that collar acts as a gasket of sorts that protects the tooth roots and the bone that ...Read more


Graft (Definition)

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