Posts Tagged ‘ oral surgery ’

Dental Implants: The Recovery

The recovery time following dental implant surgery tends to vary, but is usually based on the amount of teeth being implanted, whether or not a bone graft was needed and the individual and how well they manage their recovery. Luckily, the science and technology behind dental implants has improved drastically over the last few years, […]

Orthognathic Surgery

What is orthognathic surgery? Also known as corrective jaw surgery, patients undergo this procedure in order to correct a wide range of major and minor dental and skeletal irregularities. Jaw surgery is used to correct the misalignment of a person’s jaw or teeth, which will eventually improve breathing, chewing, and speaking. While a patient’s physical […]

New Trends In Dental Implants

A trending topic right now seems to be the decision to opt for “mini-dental implants” instead of more traditional ones. Below we are going to take a look inside the trend, and lay out some of the benefits and drawbacks so that you can get a better understanding of this exciting trend in dentistry. Benefits […]

A Visual Overview of Wisdom Teeth Removal

For many people, the phrase wisdom teeth removal inspires anxiety. While tooth extraction is not a walk in the park, it is often necessary to ensure oral health. Dr.  Wagner Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Specialists of Racine, WI can provide more information on wisdom teeth removal to help ease your mind.  Here are the […]

Tissue Biopsy Punches

Cutting Edge Technique When you have small lesions or small tissue areas for biopsy, we have historically used an incisional or excisional technique using a blade such as a #15 blade. Tissue punches are a nice alternative and give a clean, round tissue cut. You control the depth of the excision as you use the […]


An article in the May 2015 issue of JOMS looks at the likelihood that wisdom teeth will need to be removed. (J Oral Maxillofac Surg 73:806-811, 2015). The conclusion is that in most cases the wisdom teeth do need to be removed. What the article does not show specifically and what we know from practice […]


The May 2015 Journal of the AAOMS (American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons) contained an article delineating the recent care guidelines for Finland as it relates to third molar/wisdom tooth removal. (J Oral and Maxillofac Surg 73:804-805, 2015). Europe has, in general, been behind in the promotion of preventive dental procedures such as the […]


We have been using Piezosurgery for our office-based surgeries for many years. This is an advanced technology which uses ultrasonic frequencies to perform bone surgery. We have found it to be a cleaner, easier, less painful, and lower-risk way to perform many of our procedures involving bone and soft tissue treatment such as grafting, bone […]


When we perform bone regenerative procedures such as grafting of extraction sockets or osteotomies to build up the bone for treatments such as dental implants, we use various materials to aid in guiding the body to grow more bone. The use of synthetic barrier grafts and PRGF are relatively painless methods that have resulted in […]

Orthognathic Surgery in Patients Over 40

Having gone through a residency training program which was strong in trauma, orthognathic, tempromandibular joint, dentoalveolar, and implant surgery I came into practice well versed and confident with these treatments. Over the years, we have progressed with the technologies. Adult orthodontics has become more and more popular which has brought some of these patients in […]