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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
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.
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Dr. Daniel Sampson
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