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Tooth Extraction Healing Problem in Diabetic Patients

When we perform tooth extraction in patients who may have an immune compromised state such as diabetes (IDDM) or patients on chemotherapy, there is an increased risk of poor healing, poor bone fill, and infection.

PIEZOSURGERY ON THE FACIAL BONES

We have been using Piezosurgery (ultrasonic frequency bone cutting technology) for a number of years. It is clean, precise, and has the advantage that it helps to minimize injury to soft tissue structures as the cutting mechanism with this technology selectively cuts hard tissue and tends to spare soft tissue.

ROOT TIP SURGERY TO SAVE FAILING TEETH

Root tip (periapical) surgery has been a standard procedure for oral and maxillofacial surgeons for many years and has been an area of expertise for me throughout my practice life. Basically, the procedure is used as the “ultimate root canal.” We approach the root tip surgically and seal off the root canals at the point […]

BONE GRAFT FAILURE IN VEGETARIANS

Much of what we do in bone and soft tissue grafting has come out of a combination of research along with clinical trials and clinical usage. Many great advancements come out of a simple idea – to apply something in a new way, to try to enhance a result. Contrarily, we also find that through […]

COMPLICATION WITH RETENTION OF THIRD MOLARS

As an oral surgeon, I know that many people some anxiety about the wisdom tooth extraction procedure. But the consequences of avoiding wisdom tooth extraction if you need it can be serious. Some of these consequences involve chronic pain and others can mean a dramatic reduction in your oral health.

Exostoses and Tori

Exostoses or tori, are benign outgrowths of bone. They occur in about 15% of the population.

Burning Mouth Syndrome

Burning mouth syndrome (BMS) is defined by oral surgeons as a burning sensation of the lining of the mouth in the absence of specific oral sores or lesions.

View on Marsupialization as an Oral Surgeon

Marsupialization is a technique for treating oral and facial cysts (odontogenic cysts) that we have used successfully in many cases to avoid losing involved teeth.

Dental Implants and Gingival Esthetics

One of the great challenges with implant care is having excellent gingival esthetics around the site. Learn more here.