Oral Surgery

Dental Laser Therapy in Prisma Dental

Laser therapy has become a popular procedure for several dental treatments. The laser produces a light beam the delivers focalized energy to accelerate healing of soft tissue such as the mucous. It
is a painless and silent procedure, which helps reduce the stress of a dental consultation.
Laser procedures reduce blood loss during dental treatments by aiding the coagulation process. Its
high precision makes it an ideal instrument during surgery. The use of laser may even allow
dentists to forego or reduce the […]


Why Apicoectomy?

A dental infection that originates in a sección that requires nerve treatment or retreatment of the nerve (re-do the treatment) and / or microsurgery (Apicoectomy) to achieve clearing the infection of the piece, both inside and its contour (bone and gum).
Cyst Periapicales

What to do?
1-If any of these chronicdisease conditionsthat occurat the level ofthe tooth roots:

chronic alveolar abscesses

The technique to follow would be to make a root canal in order to eliminate the infection in the tooth root. Followed by an […]


Periodontal Regenerative Surgery (osseous rejuvenation)

The advances in the understanding of the biology of wound healing and periodontal regenerative technologies are applied to improve long-term clinical outcomes of teeth which are periodontally compromised by intrabony or inert-radicular defects.
Periodontal regeneration is selected to:
1. Increase the periodontal attachment of a compromised tooth.
2. Decrease in deep pockets to a more maintainable range.
3. Reduce the vertical and horizontal components of furcation defects.
There are different types of defects: suprabony (horizontal) defects, infrabony (vertical) defects and inter-radicular (furcation) defects. Suprabony […]


Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP)

Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP)
This process entails in extracting from the blood plasma the proteins in charge of scaring of wounds and regeneration of tissues. It is administered in a therapeutic dosage in the area to be treated, with the objective of optimizing and accelerating the restorative process naturally.
Dental Process
In the dental field, a small blood sample is extracted from the arm some minutes before the dental procedure (Extraction, implants, gum surgery, apicectomy, gingivectomy, bone graft, gum graft, and others). This […]


5 Top Reasons Why You Should Choose Prisma Dental

Experience and Tradition
Both Dr. Josef Cordero and Dr. Thelma Rubinstein boast of over 30 years of experience, with a list of thousands of happy patients who do not regret coming over to Costa Rica and giving Prisma Dental the chance to make a major change in their lives. Dr. Josef Cordero is a world-class oral surgeon and Dr. Telma Rubinstein is renowned for her expertise in full-mouth restoration and aesthetic work.
At Prisma Dental we do not only assure […]


What is a Complex Tooth Extraction?

A simple tooth extraction is referred to the procedure of removing a tooth which has an upright position and the process of extruding it is considered to be “simple”.
A complex tooth extraction will encompass all the other types of extractions wherein the process is not as straightforward as prying on a tooth and pulling it out. In fact, teeth have a myriad ways to position themselves and in order to take them out many times surgery is needed.
Even […]


Tooth Extraction AfterCare

We have mentioned in one of our earlier posts about the ways you can speed up the healing process after a tooth extraction.
Tooth extractions are performed for a variety of reasons ranging from extensive tooth decay to the need to create more space within the mouth, which is a common scenario when a patient is going for an orthodontic treatment.
Some of the most common indications by dentists after the extraction is done include antibiotics and not to rub the […]


Impacted Wisdom Teeth

Third molars, popularly known as wisdom teeth are often “impacted” which means that they do not come out straight or might half erupt.
Depending on various factors, such as the space available for them to accommodate, the size of the jaw of the patient and the positioning of nearby teeth it is necessary to extract them.
Many times we have mentioned the term of “impacted molars” but we seldom know that there are various types of impaction. In fact there […]


The Importance of Bone Density

It is a common premise that as we age certain aspects of life are simply eminent, loosing teeth is one of them.
But is it really necessary to reach our adult years without teeth and with sunken cheeks?
Bone density naturally decreases with age, osteoporosis is a bone condition wherein the bones become more porous, thin and brittle. Usually osteoporosis is related to the bones of the hip, spine and wrist but it also affects a very important part of […]


Wisdom Teeth – To Remove or Not to Remove?

Wisdom teeth are the third set of molars teeth that erupts, in the evolution of humankind, this set of teeth had the important task to to replace the first set of molars in case they wore out.
It also had a lot to do with the diet our ancestors had. Times have changed and our diet is definitely very different from that of our ancestors, now we cook our food, we have the proper utensils to cut it into […]