Hmmmmm.....a procedure to reverse receding gums?I'll have to
chew on that one for awhile....:-)
What a shame that some make un-substantiated claims especially when it comes to
dentistry. Collagen is naturally produced by the body, and any procedure can
have risks. But this kind of procedure isn't like ripping your chin open to
cover your face, it would utilize a very small piece of skin and stretch it over
a small area. Where would there be any possibility of disfigurement? I once
worked with an Oral Surgeon and during a number of procedures tissue is
displaced to fix problems and then placed back, a couple stiches are then put in
place and it quickly reattaches and heals. In these cases infection is the
biggest issue and the area must be kept clean for a few days to a week. And this
new procedure would be far less traumatic to the tissue since it would be in
much smaller areas.
Thornbirds -- How else are we going to know about these things? Why do they
have snippets on daytime TV shows -- to let us know new things/ideas are out
there. CWV1965 -- This is anything but vanity. We have no control
over our gums receding and I'd gladly share my pain with you!
This is wonderful and has nothing to do with vanity. Receding gums whether from
gum disease or from trauma or from stress and over brushing exposes the dentin
on teeth which is soft and brushing can wear that down destroying the
tooth/teeth, cause sever sensitivity, root exposure and the loss of teeth.
Certainly the gum disease must be arrested and I'm not sure how one would
deal with existing bone loss and pockets that are created which are difficult to
keep clean, however this is an amazing step forward and for many may prevent
CWV1965- I am interested in a contrasting point of view, but you sound biased
against. Slow down, present the facts and let us decide-- I want to understand
what you are saying but you come off a bit hysterical and therefore, less
DN is very generous in providing a great deal of advertising for this business.
RE: CWV1965If you think this is purely about vanity you do not
understand the issue. My wife has this very issue and despite great dental care
it continues to worsen. She endures sensitivity and pain with cold, hot and
sweets and if she doesn't get it fixed she risks loosing her teeth. She
has delayed subsequent grafting because it is such a painful and long process.
While there may be concerns with materials used, be careful of your claims that
this is purely about vanity. I for one will be investigating it and NOT because
I've had several grafts and didn't feel they were a terrible ordeal as
described by Melissa. The second graft I had was done with someone else's
sterilized tissue. There was no cutting from the roof of my mouth. It
didn't take weeks to heal. However, this new technique sounds even better.
Great story. I had the old style done when I was 10. It wasn't as bad as
this article mentions. I didn't care for the rubber thing that was placed
over the wound where they took the graft. You mess with it with your tongue a
Anything to make a buck off of peoples vanity and thats what this procedure is.
Since the FDA, USDA, UL, Consumer safety, and AMA do not test the safety or risk
or dangers these modified materials pose on the human. I would not risk using
collagen a material cooked from bones, hoofs, and animal body parts in a
pressure cooker its putting yourself is not a risk we should endear. But vanity
is a misleading perception by many people who are not happy with themselves and
easily victimized by a never ending trip of dissatisfaction of who they are.The collagen injection can be disruptive and consequences unforeseen any
time you rip skin and its connective tissue from bone its a major irreversible
disfigurement. The majority of implanted objects and materials has had more bad
side affects not disclosed or fully explained. Thee are too many commercials
advertising dangerous medical procedures being responsible for adverse reactions
and injuries. By the time the bad side affects become establish the
doctors and device and pill manufactures have made their billions and a few
million out of 1,000 million is an acceptable collateral loss.