Enhance your smile while minimizing tooth sensitivity

receding gums houstonHealthy gum tissue protects your teeth from periodontal disease and sensitivity while giving you a great smile. Routine dental check-ups along with proper brushing are essential for maintaining healthy gums; however some patients may require treatment.

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.

AlioDerm® Regenerative Tissue Matrix (RTM)

AlioDerm® RTM allows your clinician to restore your smile without retrieving tissue from the palate. AlloDerm® RTM can provide a natural esthetic outcome and an excellent alternative to using your own tissue.

Why Treat Gum Recession?

natural gumline restored houstonAggressive tooth brushing and periodontal disease are two primary causes for recession; which can lead to the following:

  • Unattractive smile
  • Root sensitivity
  • Loss of supporting bone
  • Tooth decay
  • Plaque build-up
  • Risk of future recession

The AlloDerm® RTM Procedure

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What is AlloDerm® RTM?

AlloDerm® RTM is donated tissue that has been processed to remove cells creating a regenerative tissue matrix. Its success in soft tissue treatments is documented by more than 10 years of dental applications and research.

Potential benefits of AlioDerm® RTM

Thousands of clinicians and patients have made AlloDerm® RTM their choice for gum recession due to the following advantages:

  • Excellent safety profile and predictable altenative to your own tissue
  • Offers natural esthetic outcome
  • Avoids pain and potential complications associated with removing palatal tissue

Before

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AlioDerm® RTM safety

AlloDerm® RTM is widely used in the medical and dental fields for plastic and reconstructive surgery.

Since its introduction in 1994, over one million AlloDerm® RTM grafts have been successfully placed in various applications.

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

What to Expect

Site may be covered with a dressing material. Recovery instructions can vary for each patient and will be provided by your dental specialist.

Instructions may include but are not limited to:

  • Limit tooth brushing near site
  • Avoid chewing near site
  • Take medications as prescribed: antibiotics, pain medication, mouth rinse

After

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Clinical images courtesy of John Paul Gallardo, DDS, PA, Miami

Are you a candidate?

Discuss your full medical history with your dentist. Patient results may vary. Only a trained clinician can determine the best treatment plan. Please ask your dentist to explain the benefits and risks to see if AlloDerm® RTM is right for you.