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Undergraduate & Medical SchoolDental: DDS, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill School of Dentistry
Post-Medical School TrainingResidency: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of North Carolina School of Dentistry, North Carolina Memorial Hospital
Treatments offered at Union Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center
Most popular answers from Steven Patty, DDS
How can I remove the "marble like" scar tissue inside my cheek after numerous periodontal surgeries?
Oftentimes, irregular soft tissue appearance can be improved by resurfacing the area with a laser. I like to use the Er:YAG laser to improve the... READ MORE
I have used the Zimmer trabecular metal implant in a case similar to yours with good success. Sounds like a reasonable time to use this implant. READ MORE
Can infection from dental abscess prevent socket graft and delay Bone Graft until after extracted tooth heals?
Like others who have answered, I support grafting at the time the tooth is extracted. It is prudent to take antibiotics prior to the extraction. Once... READ MORE
If the denture is not too old and the denture teeth are in good condition, it might be possible to place a new base on the existing denture at the... READ MORE
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