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Explain treatment for soft tissue graft procedure using alloderm?

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Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Dentistry - Periodontics

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
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Dr. Daniel Sampson
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: See below

Alloderm is cadaveric (from a deceased person) dermis (the deep layer of the skin).
It is processed and sterilized so it is virtually impossible to catch a disease from it. The surgeon will prepare the site for the grafting with incisions and then suture the alloderm into place. Often, a protective dressing will be placed along with post-operative pain medications and anitbiotics.

In brief: See below

Alloderm is cadaveric (from a deceased person) dermis (the deep layer of the skin).
It is processed and sterilized so it is virtually impossible to catch a disease from it. The surgeon will prepare the site for the grafting with incisions and then suture the alloderm into place. Often, a protective dressing will be placed along with post-operative pain medications and anitbiotics.
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