Alloderm Gum Grafting - Aliso Viejo, CA
We are excited to introduce into our practice a new periodontal surgical technique that will benefit many of our patients with gingival recessions and exposed roots. This procedure is necessary to cover the exposed roots as well as provide a zone of dense tough tissue to help prevent continued or future recession of your gums
. Coverage of roots reduces sensitivity, reduces risk of root decay, and enhances appearance. Failure to correct this problem leaves you at risk for additional gum recession, root decay, and potential loss of teeth.
In the past, this treatment required transplantation of tissue from the roof of your mouth. Now we can use Alloderm, a tissue obtained from a tissue bank. Alloderm is a sterile human connective tissue matrix derived from skin that has had all cells and blood removed, which precludes rejection of the tissue and eliminating possibility of viral or bacterial presence. The processed tissue is received in a sterile and freeze-dried form. This tissue already has all vessels present, so your body can more easily revascularize the graft and provide blood supply to the graft. Your body will then begin to replace the Alloderm with your own tissue through normal cell turn over, and after twelve months, it will be completely replaced with your own tissue. Use of this tissue avoids complications, discomfort, and fear associated with the use of palate for donor tissue.
The latest advance in soft tissue grafting is the soaking of Alloderm in Plasma Rich in Growth Factors (PRGF) and to adding it to the surgical site. This provides numerous growth factors that accelerate the healing, reduce swelling, and minimize post-operative discomfort. We will draw 20cc of your blood and process your blood in a special centrifuge to concentrate your platelets. This process is performed in our office immediately prior to your surgical appointment
The use of Alloderm and PRGF is cutting edge technology, which combines matrix transplantation and autogenously growth factor stimulations enhancing both results and patient comfort.