Reasons for Gum Grafting
Receding gums cause exposed roots (longer teeth), tooth loosening and tooth loss. If left untreated, receding gums often lead to tooth loss. Receding gums are caused by Periodontal Disease and using the wrong kind of toothbrush can contribute to the problem.
Conventional Gum Grafts
Conventional gum grafts involve surgically removing pieces of gum tissue from the roof of the mouth and transplanting them to areas with receding gums. This is a painful procedure that has become unpopular and many patients have come to Dr. Michaelides for an alternative technique.
Minimally Invasive Alloderm Grafts
Alloderm is commonly used by Physicians in plastic surgery. It is primarily Collagen and is medically processed, donated human tissue.
Alloderm can be used in place of donor tissue taken from the roof of the mouth. The procedure is done with minimally invasive microsurgical techniques that are much less painful for the patient. Dr. Michaelides has done over 1,000 Alloderm grafts with exceptional results.
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