Wilmington DE Oral Surgeon
Oral Surgery & Dental Implants in Wilmington
Louis K. Rafetto DMD
Wilmington Oral Surgeon Louis K. Rafetto DMD manages a wide variety of problems relating to the mouth, teeth and facial regions. He practices what is known as the full scope of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery with expertise including reconstructive jaw surgery, bone grafting, and wisdom tooth removal. He can also diagnose and treat facial injuries and performs a full range of dental implant procedures.
Experience and Expertise
Dr. Rafetto was President of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (2015 – 2016) and has been an examiner for the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (the group that grants board certification to the specialty of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery) and has served as co-chairman for the development of a portion of the examination.
He is Chairman of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Director of Surgical Implantology and Alveolar Reconstruction at Christiana Care’s residency training program. He is an active member of Health Volunteers Overseas and has lectured and volunteered surgical services in a number of countries including those in Asia, India, South and Central America and Haiti.
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Dental implants are changing the way people live. They are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel and function very much like natural teeth. For the person who has lost teeth, they offer the chance to regain the ability to eat normally with teeth that appear as natural as possible.
Please see AAOMS website for additional information on the link below:
Dental Implant Presentation
To provide you with a better understanding of dental implants, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to dental implants are discussed.
Wisdom Teeth Extraction
Removal of wisdom teeth is advisable when they do not have adequate space to erupt properly into the mouth and have healthy surrounding gum tissue. They may grow sideways, partially emerge from the gum and even remain trapped beneath the gum and bone (impaction). Impacted teeth can take many positions in the bone as they attempt to find a pathway that will allow them to erupt successfully.
Link below to listen to interview and article Dr. Rafetto did with NPR about Wisdom Teeth