About Receding Gums and AlloDerm
AlloDerm has been responsible for complications in more procedures than just hernia repair. One of its many applications is in the reversal of the condition of receding gums (or gingival recession). Receding gums occurs when the roots of teeth are painfully exposed by the shrinking of the gingival margin from the teeth, or simply the loss of gum tissue. It is more common in people middle-aged and older, but some young people suffer from the early onset of receding gums due to genetics.
Symptoms of Receding Gums
Generally the symptoms of receding gums come on gradually and go unnoticed for years. Sometimes the condition is associated with gingivitis, which can cause gum bleeding and bad breath, but usually the symptoms are the following:
- Cavities underneath the gum line
- Crown or root visibility
- A noticeable notch in a tooth at the gum line
- Layers of different color on the teeth
Receding gums are serious and can lead to tooth loss if left untreated. It is, in fact, one of the most common gum diseases. One of its treatments is skin grafting, for which AlloDerm has frequently been used. Unfortunately for thousands of patients seeking relief from their condition, the use of AlloDerm for receding gums repair has caused numerous complications including abscesses, mesh perforation, inflammation, and adhesion failure.
If you or someone you love has suffered complications from the use of AlloDerm to treat receding gums, you may be able to recover financial compensation through a civil lawsuit. Contact the experienced AlloDerm attorneys of Williams Kherkher by calling 800-761-3187 today to learn more.