What is SARPE?

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Cirugía Oral

What is SARPE?

S.A.R.P.E is an acronym for Surgically Assisted Rapid Palatal Expansion. It is a technique that combines surgery with orthodontic treatment to achieve a widening of small palates, correcting problems such as cross bite and dental crowding of the upper arch. For whom is SARPE indicated? The palate is formed by two bones that join in...

Wisdom teeth

Wisdom teeth,  or third molars are one of the most frequent causes of dental pain. The lack of space or malposition of them can cause that they get included (or 'trapped') within the jaws, causing: caries in contiguous teeth inflammation of the gums maxillary cists Antibiotics and analgesics can soothe the acute pain they can...

What happens if I do not replace a missing tooth?

It is vitally important to replace those missing dental pieces that, for one reason or another, we lose throughout our life, since not doing so can have consequences of varying degrees of severity. When you lose a tooth, the bone surrounding the roots of the said tooth begins a process of resorption, a kind of...

What is dental autotransplantation?

An autogenous transplant of teeth, or autotransplantation, is the transfer of a tooth from its alveolus (cavity that houses a tooth) to a post-extraction alveolus or alveolus prepared surgically in the same person. Dental autotransplantation can be classified into 3 groups: Conventional autotransplantation: surgical movement of a tooth from one site to another in the...