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Author: Dr. Andre Saadoun

<b>Treatment of Single Gingival Recession with Application of Alloderm and Emdogain</b>

Treatment of Single Gingival Recession with Application of Alloderm and Emdogain

Gingival recession can negatively impact a person’s smile and overall oral health. In this article, we will discuss the treatment of a single gingival recession using Alloderm and Emdogain, providing a detailed overview of the procedure and its benefits.

Case Study – 32-year-old Woman Seeking Smile Enhancement

Our patient, a 32-year-old woman, expressed concern about her smile due to a noticeable gingival recession. Upon examination, it was observed that the recession measured approximately 6 millimeters anatomically and 4 millimeters clinically. To address this issue and restore the aesthetics of her smile, we recommended the application of Alloderm and Emdogain.

The Procedure

The treatment procedure for single gingival recession utilizing Alloderm and Emdogain involves several steps:

1. Raising a Full Thickness Flap

The first step is to create a full thickness flap, which provides access to the affected area. Careful incisions are made to expose the underlying tissues and root surface.

2. Removing Epithelium from the Papilla

Once the flap is raised, the next step involves removing the epithelial lining from the papilla. This allows for the proper preparation of the area for the application of Alloderm and Emdogain.

3. Preparing the Root Surface

To ensure optimal results, the root surface is thoroughly cleaned and prepared using an acid solution. This process facilitates the proper bonding and integration of the Alloderm membrane.

4. Application of Alloderm

The Alloderm membrane, a regenerative tissue matrix derived from donated human skin, is applied to the exposed root surface. The membrane serves as a scaffold for natural tissue regeneration and can help restore lost gum tissue.

5. Suturing and Flap Advancement

After the Alloderm is securely in place, sutures are used to close the incisions and achieve proper flap adaptation. The flap is then carefully repositioned and advanced to ensure optimal healing and integration of the graft.

The Benefits of Alloderm and Emdogain

The combination of Alloderm and Emdogain in the treatment of single gingival recession offers numerous benefits:

  • Promotes natural tissue regeneration
  • Restores lost gum tissue
  • Enhances aesthetics of the smile
  • Reduces tooth sensitivity
  • Improves overall oral health


The treatment of single gingival recession using Alloderm and Emdogain is a highly effective procedure that can restore the aesthetics of a smile and improve oral health. With proper technique and patient care, this treatment option provides lasting results and patient satisfaction.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Are there any risks or complications associated with this procedure?

Like any surgical procedure, there are potential risks and complications involved. However, when performed by a skilled professional, the risks are minimal. It is important to discuss any concerns with your dentist or periodontist.

2. How long does the recovery process take?

The recovery time can vary from patient to patient. Generally, it takes a few weeks for the gums to fully heal and for the results to become apparent. Your dentist or periodontist will provide you with detailed aftercare instructions for a smooth recovery.

3. Can Alloderm and Emdogain be used for multiple gingival recessions?

Yes, Alloderm and Emdogain can be used for multiple gingival recessions. The suitability of this treatment option for your specific case will be determined by your dental professional after a thorough examination and assessment.

4. Will I experience any discomfort during the procedure?

The procedure is typically performed using local anesthesia to ensure patient comfort. You may experience mild discomfort or sensitivity in the treated area following the procedure, but your dentist can prescribe pain medication if needed.

5. How long can I expect the results to last?

The results of the treatment can last for several years. However, it is important to maintain good oral hygiene practices and follow up with regular dental check-ups to ensure the longevity of the results.

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