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All periodontal therapy starts with the evaluation of your oral hygiene techniques and instruction for improving them, followed by the mechanical removal of plaque and any calcified deposits (tartar or calculus) that are present on the root surfaces. This is accomplished with a cleaning technique known as scaling, root planing or debridement using hand instruments and/or ultrasonic (high frequency vibrational) instruments. Locally applied antimicrobial products or antibiotics might also be recommended during various parts of periodontal treatment to assist in healing and pocket-depth reduction, hopefully eliminating the need for periodontal surgery.
Extractions – Pain-Free Treatment Options
The first step in any extraction is a radiographic (x-ray) examination to assess the position of the tooth roots and the condition of the surrounding bone. This will allow any possible complications to be anticipated. A thorough medical and drug history is taken, to ensure that you are healthy enough to undergo the procedure, and your options for anesthesia will be discussed.
Tooth extraction is usually carried out with local anesthesia, which will numb the teeth to be removed, and the surrounding bone and gum tissues. Additional sedatives might also be used, including oral sedatives (taken in pill form), nitrous oxide (which is inhaled) and/or conscious sedation, which is given intravenously (into a vein). The latter is usually required for more complicated (or multiple) tooth extractions. By the time the sedation medication has worn off, you won’t even be aware that the surgery was done.
Specialized X-rays of the breast to aid in the early detection of breast cancer. A yearly mammogram is recommended for women age 40 and older.
Care and treatment for couples having difficulties conceiving a child. Conventional therapies such as medication and surgery can help your dreams of parenthood come true. Our partnership with Mayo Clinic allows us to provide referrals when advanced reproductive techniques are required.
Alternative therapies stemming from the premise the mind, body and spirit function as one and addressing all promotes healing.
Care for people with alcohol and other drug addictions. All treatment plans are individualized, ensuring that each person’s unique needs are met to promote healing and recovery. Dignity and respect are foundational values that guide our work.
Therapeutic care to restore movement and function to people disabled by disease or injury. Care may include exercise, training in activities of daily living and education. Our team works in collaboration with other specialties to offer comprehensive care and quickly restore you to your optimal health.