Friday, April 09, 2010

Alloderm - The solution for gingival esthetic problems

Alloderm is a product which is used in human implants gingival grafts, periodontal grafts, gingiva recessions etc etc.

It is made out of real human tissues. Unlike other membranes, Alloderm is natural and they slowly get integrated into the tissue of an individual. Alloderm is used in various oral grafting procedures like augmentation of soft tissue, lip augmentation, gingiva defects around dental implants etc.
It is of more use for people having harvestable tissue deficiency. These grafts have minimal side effect as compared to the various other methods.

For processing Alloderm, a buffered salt solution is used to remove the epidermis. The multiple cells that are present inside the dermis are then washed away with the help of a non-denaturing detergent wash. The tissue matrix obtained after extraction is preserved with the help of a special freezing drying process.

The major advantage of using Alloderm is that you can create multiple sites in a single surgery. Another advantage of Alloderm is that it removes cells that cause infection or rejection in an individual.
Shrinkage poses the only major threat while using Alloderm, the signs of shrinkage may take quite some time to appear. Alloderm is safe, natural and effective and these are the qualities which makes it highly popular. The fact that these products become an integral part of an individual may sound scary, but it is not so.
It is true that Alloderm offers a lot of benefit. However, there are also some side effects associated with its use. Some of the most common side effect of Alloderm is swelling, redness, bruising, excessive pain etc. Bruising caused due to its use can also last for a couple weeks.

Despite its few disadvantages, this product is being widely used in various implant and periodontal surgeries.

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