Procedures Posts

Oral Surgery Center

Oral Surgery Center At the Pittsburgh Center for Holistic Dentistry We’ve been so blessed to add to our team Dr. Justin Ponquinette, DMD, NMD, IBDM and his wife and surgical assistant Maria. Dr. Ponquinette is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, who adds extensive capabilities to what we offer our dental patients. Dr. Ponquinette manages a…

Cavitations & Ozone

Cavitations & Ozone Dentist Pittsburgh Ozone (O3) is a supercharged version of regular Oxygen (O2). We use it at PCHD as a means of improving bone healing after extractions, bone grafting and implant placement. It does this by sterilizing the surgical bed and enhancing the quality of blood flow to the affected area. This prevents infections while enhancing bone…

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is exactly what the name suggests. The substance is a by-product of blood (plasma) that is rich in platelets. Until now, its use has been confined to the hospital setting. This was due mainly to the cost of separating the platelets from the blood (thousands) and the…

TMJ Disorders

TMJ Disorders TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorders are a family of problems related to your complex jaw joint. If you have had symptoms like pain or a “clicking” sound, you’ll be glad to know that these problems are more easily diagnosed and treated than they were in the past. These symptoms occur when the joints of the…

Oral Pathology

Oral Pathology The inside of the mouth is normally lined with a special type of skin (mucosa) that is smooth and coral pink in color. Any alteration in this appearance could be a warning sign for a pathological process. The most serious of these is oral cancer. The following can be signs at the beginning of a…

Pre-Prosthetic Surgery

Pre-Prosthetic Surgery The preparation of your mouth before the placement of a prosthesis is referred to as pre-prosthetic surgery. Some patients require minor oral surgical procedures before receiving a partial or complete denture, in order to ensure the maximum level of comfort. A denture sits on the bone ridge, so it is very important that the…

Wisdom Teeth

Holistic Wisdom Teeth Removal What Are Wisdom Teeth? Third molars are commonly referred to as wisdom teeth. They are usually the last teeth to develop and are located in the back of your mouth, behind your second molars. Their development is usually completed between the middle teenage years and early twenties, a time traditionally associated with…

Sinus Lift

What Is a Sinus Lift? The maxillary sinuses are behind your cheeks and on top of the upper teeth. These sinuses are empty, air-filled spaces. Some of the roots of the natural upper teeth extend up into the maxillary sinuses. When these upper teeth are removed, there is often just a thin wall of bone…

Ridge Augmentation

What Is a Ridge Augmentation? A ridge augmentation is a common dental procedure often performed following a tooth extraction to help recreate the natural contour of the gums and jaw that may have been lost due to bone loss as a result of a tooth extraction, or for another reason. The alveolar ridge of the…

3D Imaging with the Orthopantomograph OP300

3D Imaging with the Orthopantomograph OP300 The entire PCHD team are committed to providing cutting-edge dental technology to improve our diagnostic and treatment methods so that you can achieve your health goals. For this reason, we are proud to offer the Orthopantomograph® OP300, a combination of advanced panoramic imaging and 3D cone beam technology. The…