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Not all implants or implant surgeons are the same. Dr. Rissolo has advanced University based training in dental implant surgery with over 20 years experience placing thousands of implants. Dr. Rissolo also lectures on implant topics and holds regular local Study Club meetings on advanced dental implant techniques for dentists. Our practice only utilizes the highest quality implants and materials to obtain the best results for our patients.
It is best to evaluate wisdom teeth in the mid-late teen years prior to full development of the roots. Removal times vary more by jaw size, tooth position and root development than patient age. In general, evaluation of third molars by exam and panoramic x-ray is advised before age 19.
At Oral Surgeons Associates we have worked for years to fine tune the process of wisdom tooth removal. We place great effort on minimally invasive and gentle surgical technique for improved post-op recovery. Our staff also places a great emphasis on patient comfort to ease anxiety. Call for a consultation to discuss the process.
Impacted wisdom and cuspid (or canine) teeth are fairly common. To correct impacted teeth, there are a few treatment options. For impacted wisdom, the most common procedure is extraction. For impacted canine teeth, several treatment modalities are available. Treatment can involve orthodontics (braces) to allow open spaces for proper eruption, a visit to the oral surgeon to remove over retained primary (baby) teeth or to surgically expose the tooth and place an orthodontic bracket to help bring it down into proper alignment.
Dr. Rissolo treats injuries to orbits, cheek bones, upper, lower jaw and mouth in and out of Norwalk Hospital.
To treat TMJ disorders, first the cause has to be identified. In less severe cases TMJ disorders can be treated with self-managed care (easting soft foods, using ice packs, avoiding extreme jaw movement) or nonsurgical treatments (anti-inflammatory medications, stabilization splints). In severe cases surgical treatments (jaw joint replacements) may be necessary.
TMJ conditions fall into three main categories:
Myofascial pain which involves discomfort or pain in the muscles that control jaw function.
Internal derangement of the joint that can mean a displaced disc, dislocated jaw, or injury to the condyle.
Arthritis which is degenerative inflammatory disorder.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a new approach to tissue regeneration. PRP derives from the centrifugation of a patient’s own blood and contains growth factors that influence wound healing. This is important in tissue repairing mechanisms. The use of PRP in surgical practice could have beneficial outcomes, reducing bleeding and enhancing soft tissue healing and bone regeneration.