Oral Surgery

While many people seem to think that oral surgery is no big deal compared to medical procedures, it’s actually serious business that can have lasting whole body effects. Our biologic approach ensures that whatever the procedure, the goal is to support your total health – body, mind, and mouth.

Biologic Extractions

Sometimes it’s necessary to remove a tooth. It’s too diseased. There’s not enough room for it in the dental arch. Gum disease has eroded the bone, so there’s no longer enough support for the tooth.

Yet often, when teeth are extracted without properly cleaning the socket, the body can heal around a residual infection, creating what’s called a cavitational lesion. Harmful bacteria can thrive in these areas, generating powerful toxins that can travel throughout the body, wreaking havoc.

Unresolved jaw infections are a major contributor to toxicities that hamper the immune system.

Our comprehensive, biologic approach reduces the risk of these lesions forming. Our protocol includes

  • A 4-week vitamin regimen to support bone healing and the immune response.
  • Sedation, to make sure that your body is in a parasympathetic (relaxation) state for optimum healing.
  • IV vitamin C infusion.
  • An atraumatic extraction technique to maintain as much natural bone as possible.
  • Complete removal of the periodontal ligament.
  • Generous irrigation with saline and ozonated water to flush and disinfect the socket.
  • Platelet rich fibrin (PRF) made from your own blood and placed over the surgical site to encourage revascularization, speed healing, and reduce post-op discomfort.
  • Ozone gas infusion in the tissues to scavenge, decontaminate, boost immune response, and increase blood flow for healing.

Cavitation Surgery

Cavitations – also known as jawbone osteonecrosis or chronic ischemic bone disease – are unresolved jaw infections and a major contributor to toxicities that hamper the immune system and contribute to a wide array of symptoms and diseases that may not otherwise involve the mouth. They’re most often caused by poor healing after tooth extractions, particularly of wisdom teeth.

Such diseased tissues are nearly impossible to spot on conventional x-rays. However, CBCT/3D cone beam imaging lets us accurately find and diagnose cavitational lesions.

The solution is to reopen the surgical site(s) so we can remove any dead and decaying tissue, and thoroughly disinfect the area so proper healing can occur. The surgical protocol we follow for treating cavitations is very similar to the one we follow for extractions:

  • A 4-week vitamin regimen to support bone healing and the immune response.
  • Sedation, to make sure that your body is in a parasympathetic (relaxation) state for optimum healing.
  • IV vitamin C infusion.
  • Removal of remaining periodontal ligament tissues and oily residues generated by harmful bacteria.
  • Generous irrigation with saline and ozonated water to flush and disinfect the socket.
  • Platelet rich fibrin (PRF) made from your own blood and placed over the surgical site to encourage revascularization, speed healing, and reduce post-op discomfort.
  • Ozone gas infusion in the tissues to scavenge, decontaminate, boost immune response, and increase blood flow for healing.

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