Adults can have up to 32 teeth. The wisdom teeth are the last to come through, right at the back. They usually appear when you are between 17 and 25, although sometimes they appear many years later. Nowadays people often have jaws that are too small for all 32 teeth – 28 teeth is often the most we have room for. So if all the other teeth are present and healthy there may not be enough space for the wisdom teeth to come through properly.
When a large area of gum recession requires correction, the following gum grafting technology approach is possible. The tissue can be obtained from a tissue bank. This tissue called Alloderm has been carefully treated to minimize rejection and disease transfer.
Utilizing technology in treating burn victims the tissue has been modified for periodontal applications. The postoperative recovery is fast and discomfort is minimized since the palate does not need to be used for harvesting tissue.