Soft-Tissue Treatment for Gum Recession

Healthy gum tissue protects your teeth from periodontal disease and sensitivity while giving you a great smile. Routine dental checkups along with proper brushing are essential for maintaining healthy gums but 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 pain and discomfort that may not be necessary.

Alloderm® Regenerative Tissue Matrix (RTM)

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

    Why Treat Gum Recession?

    Aggressive tooth-brushing and periodontal disease are two primary causes for recession and can lead to the following:
  • An unattractive smile
  • Root sensitivity
  • Loss of supporting bone
  • Tooth decay
  • Plaque build-up
  • Risk of future recession

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 AlloDerm® 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 alternative to your own tissue
  • Offers natural outcome
  • Avoids pain and potential complications associated with removing palatal tissue
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AlloDerm® RTM Safety

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

Since its introduction in 1994, more than 1 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

    The site may be covered with a dressing material. Recovery instructions can vary for each patient. Instructions may include but are not limited to:
  • Limiting toothbrushing near site
  • Avoiding chewing near site
  • Taking all medications as prescribed

Are You a Candidate?

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