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What is Dry Socket: Causes, Symptoms, & Treatment

After the extraction of a tooth, a blood clot should form in the extraction site to protect the bone. However, in a dry socket, also known as alveolar osteitis, that blood clot can dislodge prematurely or not form properly which leaves the bone exposed to the oral environment. This is a slower healing process. Typically, […]

LPRF (Leukocyte and Platelet rich Fibrin): What is it and why do we use it?

What is LPRF? Blood has several different components: Plasma : liquid portion of blood Red Blood Cells Leukocytes or White Blood Cells: cells that neutralize bacteria and invading organisms at the site of injury, infection or inflammation Platelets: tiny cells that form a clot at the site of a wound or damaged blood vessel Fibrin: […]

Dental Implants: General Information, Benefits and Risks

Dental implants are a great alternative to replace missing teeth. There are many indications for placing implants such as: Support for dentures that are ill-fitting or dislike removing dentures every day Replace missing teeth Bridge is not an option or bridge is not salvageable Dental implants are essentially replacements of tooth roots that are placed […]

Oral Surgery during the Holidays

The holiday season has come quickly upon us! This is a time when many patients choose to have an oral surgery procedure completed due to a prolonged break from work or school.  However, there are definitely concerns we hear from our patients when scheduling these appointments, especially because the holidays are about food, enjoying time […]

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