Expertise - Extractions - PRF - Cavitations
Extractions the Modern Way
When a tooth needs to be removed, we ensure the area is fully numb by using local anesthetic, generally without epinephrine. Once the tooth is removed, the socket is thoroughly cleansed to remove bacteria, the ligament and any other debris. Typically, platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) and/or bone are placed inside the socket to improve healing.
PRF (Platelet Rich Fibrin)
Some of your blood is drawn and spun in a centrifuge to separate your red blood cells from your platelets. We place the platelets inside the empty socket after removing a tooth. This helps expedite wound healing, increase bone growth and decrease pain and swelling after surgery.
Ozone (O3) is oxygenated water and gas that kills microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses and fungi. It helps improve cellular function, reduces sensitivity and promotes healing of damaged tissue. This antimicrobial antiseptic is used to treat periodontal disease and disinfect surgical sites.
Sometimes, after a tooth has been removed, the bone in the area doesn’t heal properly and some of it may die. This is called cavitational osteonecrosis. This dark, acidic, oxygen-deprived environment is a perfect breeding ground for microbes. The jawbone becomes inflamed, infected and unhealthy.