Gum Graft Complications

Gum Grafting Complications There are many different types of complications that can occur from gum grafting.  They include: Bleeding Gum graft failure Swelling Infection    Bleeding - Bleeding is probably the most common complication that people worry about the most.  Bleeding will typically come from the roof of the mouth.  There are two different types ... Read more

Gum Graft Recovery Instructions

Gum Graft Post-Op Gum grafting is very susceptible to excessive movement.  It is very important to follow these post-operative instructions carefully to ensure you have the best result.   DIET: DO NOT PULL ON THE LIPS OR CHEEKS WHERE THE GRAFTS WERE DONE BECAUSE THIS COULD COMPROMISE THE GRAFT.   It is best to avoid looking ... Read more

Failed Gum Graft

Failed Gum Graft Of the many different different types of dental surgical procedures, gum grafts have a higher chance of failure.  However, when done with an experienced and knowledgeable periodontist, you will have the highest chance of gum graft success.  When researching a periodontist, try to find somebody who has a lot of photographic examples ... Read more

Does Gum Grafting Hurt?

Does Gum Grafting Hurt? The actual surgical procedure should not hurt at all.  Your surgeon will sedate you if necessary.  That way you can go to sleep and not remember anything about the procedure.  Also even if you’re not sedated, your surgeon will numb the area so you do not feel anything throughout the procedure.   ... Read more

Alloderm Gum Graft

Gum Graft Donor Tissue Alloderm is the name of a brand of gum graft donor tissue from a company named Biohorizons. Because it was the first company to introduce gum graft donor tissue for gum grafting purposes, many periodontists and patients have come to generalize all gum graft donor tissue and call it alloderm.  Today, ... Read more

Are snap in dentures covered by insurance?

Are snap-in dentures covered by insurance?   The first question to ask is do you have dental insurance.  If you do, that’s great news because your insurance will contribute typically anywhere from $1000 to $2000 for your treatment.  The actual insurance benefit that you have depends on what part of the procedure you will have ... Read more

Will implant dentures cure my periodontal disease

Will implant dentures cure my periodontal disease?   Our mouths are full of bacteria. That bacteria can turn into an avid infection which can result in the swollen gum tissue, bleeding, bone loss, loose teeth, and pain.  When all your teeth are removed, all the infection is cleaned out as well because the bacteria is ... Read more

Snap in denture maintenance

Snap-in denture maintenance   Your snap-in denture has a part called a locator insert that needs to be changed out periodically (every 3-6 months).  It is what they typically refer to as the male part of your snap-in denture.  Your locator inserts are made of nylon and have a tendency to wear over time.  In ... Read more

How many implants for snap in denture

How many implants for snap in denture? There are many factors to consider when deciding how many implants you will need for your implant denture.   Implant survival  Location in the mouth (upper or lower jaw)  Your quality of bone  Stability of the denture 1.Implant survival: You want to have enough implants in the jaw so ... Read more