Allografts for Gum Recession


Learn about soft tissue treatment for gum recession. Enhance your smile while reducing tooth sensitivity with an AlloDerm Allograft.

Gum Recession:  Healthy gum tissue protects your teeth from periodontal disease and sesitivity while giving you a great smile. Routine check - ups, good homecare along with proper brushing and flossing techniques are essential to maintain healthy gums.  Gum recession is sometimes treated by retrieving soft tissue from the roof (palate) of your mouth. However, removing a section of your palate creates unnecessary pain and discomfort. Now there is a better option for those of us who require treatment.

Causes and Effects:  Aggressive tooth brushing and periodontal disease are two primary causes for recession which can lead to: an unattractive smile, root sensitivity, loss of supporting bone, tooth decay, plaque build-up and risk of future recession.

~~~Gum Recession leads to complications beyond esthetics~~~

About Alloderm Regenerative Tissue Matrix (RTM): Alloderm RTM provides you with an option.  This is an excellent alternative to using your own tissue (retrieved from your palate). This option (AlloDerm) allows your clinician to restore your smile while providing a natural esthetic outcome.

AlloDerm Safety: Donor tissue is extensively screened and then undergoes proprietary processing to ensure that AlloDerm RTM is ready for use in patients.  

AlloDerm RTM is donated tissue that has been processed to remove cells creating a Regenerative Tissue Matrix. It's success in soft tissue treatments is documented by more than 10 years of dental applications and research. Alloderm RTM is widely used in the medical and dental fields for plastic and reconstructive surgery.  Since it's introduction in 1994, over one million AlloDerm RTM grafts have been successfully placed in various applications.

What to Expect: Recovery instructions can vary for each patient and will be provided by your dental specialist. The site may be covered with a dressing material. Instructions may include but are not limited to: limited tooth brushing near the site, avoid chewing near site, taking medications as prescribed. (antibiotics, pain medicines, and mouth rinses).

Are you a candidate: Discuss your full medical history with your dental specialist. Only a trained clinician can determine the best treatment plan. Please ask Dr. Schonfield to explain the benefits and risks to see if AlloDerm is right for you and always remember that patient results may vary.



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