Season 1: Hints & Tips in Dentistry With Dr. H. Ryan Kazemi

S1:E3- Part 1: Sinus Perforations Following Teeth Extractions

Sinus perforation is a potential complication in certain patients undergoing extraction of their upper back teeth. In this episode, Dr. H. Ryan Kazemi discusses how to recognize high risk patients and offers solutions on how to prevent and manage sinus perforations should they occur following extraction of teeth in the posterior maxilla / upper jaw.

S1:E4- Part 2: Sinus Perforations Following Placement of Dental Implants

Sinus perforations can be a potential complication when placing dental implants in the back area of the upper jaw bone. In this episode, Dr. H. Ryan Kazemi discusses how to accurately assess the site of planned dental implants and prevent sinus perforations during implant placement. He also shares how to manage sinus perforations either noted at the time of implant placement or later after the implant has healed.

S1:E5 - Minimally Invasive Sinus Lift Bone Grafting For Dental Implants

Have you ever been told that you don’t have enough bone for implants because of your sinuses or that you need a sinus lift for getting dental implants? Although it sounds alarming, sinus lift is a relatively minor procedure which can now be done with minimally-invasive techniques with faster recovery and less complications. In our last episode, we talked about how to prevent sinus perforations during dental implant placement, which can happen if there is insufficient height of bone due to sinus proximity and poor planning. A reliable and long-standing solution to bone deficiency in the back of the upper jaw bone has been the sinus lift bone grafting. Does it work? Absolutely. And is it predictable? Yes. But it is considered a moderately invasive surgical technique and if it is not done correctly can lead to complications including sinus infections. So, how can we create sufficient height of bone for support of dental implants and do it with less complications and quicker recovery for patients? Today we’ll visit a new and remarkable minimally-invasive technique to do just that.

S1:E6 - The ‘No-Bone-Cut-Down’ Replacement of All Missing Teeth with Pink-Free Restorations

Dental implants have truly changed the lives of many patients with complete missing teeth. Treatments revolving around hybrid restorations, all-on-4 approach, and the teeth-in-a-day concept, have helped millions of patients regain their confidence and have a greater quality of life. But unfortunately, many such patients are being inappropriately channeled into a hybrid restoration model- one that is faster, easier, and cheaper, but not necessarily better. Many patients un-necessarily go through traumatic cut down of their jaw bone so they can get ‘fitted’ into a hybrid restoration, overlooking the alternative approach that preserves and augments tissues with much better aesthetic and functional results. In this episode, Dr. H. Ryan Kazemi discusses a ‘no-bone-cut-down’ approach with pink-free restorations to help patients with completely missing teeth get teeth resembling natural teeth.

S1:E7 - How to Avoid or Minimize Swelling Following Wisdom Teeth Extraction?

The “chipmunk” look, while cute in cartoons, is not exactly welcomed by patients having their wisdom teeth removed. While most people expect to have swelling after surgery, the fact is it can be completely prevented. Using a unique non-invasive technique, post-operative swelling can be minimized or even completely avoided- even in patients with impacted wisdom teeth. In this episode, Dr. Kazemi describes his unique non-invasive surgical technique in third molar surgery and how it can help most patients recover faster with little or no post-operative sequela.

S1:E8 - Are you a candidate for immediate dental implants?

You have certainly heard it- teeth in a day, teeth in half a day, teeth in an hour….these are all common marketing pitches on immediate dental implants and restorations. Yes- There are certainly great benefits for immediate implants- less surgery, less time, and possibly less cost. But is it appropriate for everyone? When is it ok to get immediate dental implants and how do you know if you are a candidate? In this episode, you will learn key criteria for immediate dental implants and whether it is right for you.