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Bone Grafting (Not as Scary as it Sounds)

Bone grafting, or the transplanting of bone tissue, is a common procedure in our practice. It can help correct misaligned jawbones, allow more effective tooth replacement, and help maintain facial structure when numerous teeth have been lost. With modern bone grafting, lost bone can be...

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Understanding 3D Cone-Beam CT Scans

At Wilmington Oral Surgery, we have used 3D cone-beam computer tomography (CT) since the early 2000s. This technology is extremely useful in certain dental evaluations, diagnoses, and treatment planning, because it gives us 3D images of patients’ teeth, soft tissues, nerve pathways and bones–all in...

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Options for Congenitally Missing Teeth

Some people have congenitally missing teeth; they were born without one or more permanent tooth under the gums. Others’ teeth came in, but left large gaps between teeth. These issues can cause physical and emotional problems, especially when the empty spaces are in the front...

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How Platelet-Rich Fibrin Speeds Healing after Oral Surgery

At Wilmington Oral Surgery, we use Platelet-Rich Fibrin (PRF) to speed healing after oral surgery. PRF is a blood-clot “fabric” of concentrated platelets and growth factors made from a patient’s own blood. When a PRF is put in oral surgery wounds, the wound site is...

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Dental Implants Just Keep Getting Better

The Wilmington Oral Surgery team has been solving dental challenges with implants for over a decade. Hundreds of satisfied patients have gotten a new lease on life through artificial tooth roots permanently embedded in the jawbone. Not only do implants restore your smile, they allow...

NFL Legend Jim Kelly Undergoing Oral Surgery

A local hero and an anchor of the community in western New York, Jim Kelly has the support of his city as he continues his treatment for oral cancer. In his most recent oral surgery, Kelly’s doctors added tissue to the upper part of his...

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How Can You Heal the Quickest After Oral Surgery?

After getting surgery for dental implants, the recovery is generally straightforward. Here are some tips for healing the fastest and easiest. Stay hydrated Drink a lot of fluids. You can eat soft food the day of the surgery, and you can return to your regular...

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Pediatric Periodontic Surgery is Nothing to Fear

Here are five reasons why you may need to take your child to an oral surgeon: Baby teeth extraction Sometimes baby teeth get stuck or infected as they come out. There are many reasons why children need assistance getting their baby (primary) teeth removed, but...

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