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Dental implants are the modern solution for the replacement of missing teeth.

Implants can help you improve your smile, eat the foods you enjoy and have a healthy and active lifestyle. This can bring about a greater sense of confidence and improved self-esteem about your overall health and appearance. No longer do you need to be concerned about missing teeth or suffer from poorly fitting partials or dentures.

 

Why Choose Us for Your Dental Implant?

Expertise

Dr. Carter is a Board Certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon with expertise and focus in dental implant surgery. Dr. Carter has placed thousands of dental implants here on Maui and continues to help hundreds more patients every year. We offer advanced treatments and reconstructive surgery including the All-on-4. With the “Teeth in a day” procedure implants can be placed and a full set of teeth attached in the same day.

Advanced Technology

We utilize the latest technology to plan and execute your implant treatment. 3D digital i-CAT imaging, CT guided implant surgery, Piezosurgery and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) are all offered right in our office for your convenience. We utilize the highest quality implants and materials available and will never compromise on quality.

Personalized Service

Because our office is highly focused on excellence in implant treatment, we have a full time Implant Treatment Coordinator (ITC) to assist you. Our ITC will handle all of your scheduling and financial needs and ensure your experience is a pleasure. We work with you to provide an individualized treatment plan customized to your needs, desires and budget. We also work closely with your referring dentist to ensure your treatment is smooth and efficient.

maui oral surgery wisdom teethWisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are the last teeth in the mouth to develop and erupt (break through the gums). Generally this occurs between the ages of 17 and 25. With the many benefits of modern dental care, orthodontics, and changes in the human diet, most people lack the space in their mouth to accommodate the third molars. Additionally, wisdom teeth are located far back in the mouth making them hard to reach and keep clean.Numerous problems can occur with wisdom teeth including cavities, periodontal disease (such as gum infections), crowding of teeth, and inference with dental work or orthodontics. Moreover, not all problems with wisdom teeth are obvious or painful, yet damage may be being done without your being aware. Prevention of these problems, or catching and treating them early on, is important for your overall health and quality of life.

Why Choose Us for Your Wisdom Teeth?

Expertise

Dr. Carter is a specialist in managing wisdom teeth and the problems associated with them. While other dentists may remove wisdom teeth in certain cases, an oral surgeon is highly trained and experienced with the many complexities of wisdom tooth surgery leading to fewer complications.

Comfort

Your oral surgeon is able to safely provide IV sedation and general anesthesia for your maximal comfort. Dr. Carter is recognized as a Diplomat of the National Dentist Board of Anesthesia.

Advanced Technology

At Maui Oral Surgery, our state of the art i-CAT 3D Digital Imaging system and Piezosurgery unit are on site to optimize treatment planning, patient safety and results.

Anesthesia and sedation are useful in reducing the pain and anxiety sometimes associated with oral surgery. We offer local anesthesia, nitrous oxide sedation, oral sedation, IV sedation and general anesthesia for your comfort.

 

Why Choose Us for Anesthesia & Sedation?

Expertise

Dr. Carter is Board Certified in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery as well as Dental Anesthesiology. He is certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS). Dr. Carter is licensed by the State of Hawaii to provide general anesthesia.

Training

All clinical team members at Maui Oral Surgery have earned DAANCE certification by successfully completing the Dental Anesthesia Assistant National Certification Examination.

Advanced Technology

Our office is well equipped with modern anesthesia monitoring systems including advanced ETCO2 monitoring. This level of monitoring is compliant with the standards of the American Society of Anesthesiology (ASA) and also exceeds the level of monitoring legally required.

We offer complete surgical management of traumatic injuries to the face including dental injuries, jaw fractures, all other types of facial fractures as well as soft tissue injuries and facial lacerations.

We offer medical and surgical management of oral and maxillofacial diseases such as cysts, tumors, ulcers, skin lesions, and other conditions of the jaws, facial skeleton, skin, tongue, salivary glands, and other structures. The reconstruction of the face, jaws, and teeth following surgical treatment of a lesion is also offered including bone grafting, placement of dental implants, and the latest advances in other hard and soft tissue regeneration techniques. When appropriate, other facial cosmetic surgery procedures may be combined with these techniques to provide the most ideal outcome.
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We utilize a start of the art i-CAT 3D digital imaging system designed to provide rapid high definition scans of all mouth, jaw and facial areas. The information gathered can be used to evaluate the amount and quality of bone available for implant placement, and determine in advance whether any advanced bone grafting techniques may be required, or better yet, avoided. The scans are also capable of generating detailed 3D anatomical modeling which is very useful in implant and reconstructive surgery. Offering this technology provides our patients with a high degree of convenience, and added safety, at a reduced cost compared to conventional medical CT scans.

maui oral surgery platelet rich plasma

Platelet Rich Plasma Platelets are one of the many cell types circulating in your blood. Platelets contain many molecules that are essential in a blood clot and the first phases of wound healing. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a concentrated solution of these platelets and the growth factors they contain. PRP is often useful in implant, bone grafting, sinus lift grafting and many other surgical procedures by accelerating the natural healing process.

Advantages of PRP

Safe

PRP is a concentrate of your own blood and only a small amount needs to be drawn to create PRP.

Improved Comfort

PRP can help minimize swelling, bruising and discomfort due to the more rapid healing it promotes.

Cost-effective

For your convenience we are equipped to produce PRP right in our office in only about 30 minutes.

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The piezosurgery system uses high frequency ultrasonic waves and special tips to selectively and precisely cut bone without damaging adjacent soft tissues. This technology is very useful in implant, bone grafting, sinus lift grafting and many other surgical procedures.

 

Benefits of Piezosurgery

Safe

Piezosurgery is very precise and specific minimizing risk of soft tissue damage in the area.

Improved healing

Piezosurgery reduces bleeding and tissue trauma resulting in less swelling, less bruising and greater comfort post-operatively.

Minimally invasive

The highly controlled and precise cutting with piezosurgery allows for more minimally invasive techniques to be utilized.

We utilize a radiolase surgical unit which delivers advanced radio wave technology providing controlled and precise incisions for a variety of soft tissue procedures. It also coagulates as it works minimizing bleeding and improving the surgeon’s vision. The benefits of this technology include reduced discomfort, minimal scarring, and improved cosmetics. Radiosurgery is especially useful in implant surgery allowing for soft tissue sculpting and more minimally invasive surgery.