Yes, we are trained to provide Moderate Parenteral and Enteral Sedation, also known as Conscious Sedation or “Twilight” Sedation. Moderate sedation is a drug-induced depression of the patient’s consciousness during which the patient can respond to verbal commands either alone or via light tactile stimulation. This type of sedation doesn’t require interventions to maintain a patent airway, and spontaneous ventilation is adequate. Cardiovascular function is usually maintained. This is not the same as General Anesthesia or Deep Sedation. However, a driver will be required for the patient.
We do provide limited 3rd molar/wisdom tooth extraction on a case by case selection. If the 3rd molar is near a vital structure such as the inferior alveolar nerve bundle, or too far superior in or above the maxillary sinuses, we will recommend that an oral surgeon remove the teeth instead.
Yes we can provide your patients a CBCT scan. Some referring dentist choose to only have us take a CBCT and then send the scan back to the referring dentist to review, while other referring dentists choose to have us review the patient scan for possible treatment or to confirm a tentative diagnosis.
If a patient requires Laser pocket reduction surgery or LANAP (Laser Assisted New Attachment Protocol), the patient will be followed up by our office for a minimum of 6 months as part of the protocol. After the surgery, the patient will return for a 1 week post-op appointment and for a 1 month hygiene appointment. During this time, the patient is usually on a softer diet, and using a medicated mouthwash for oral hygiene in the treated areas. After this 1st hygiene appointment, every 2-3 months the patient will return for a subsequent hygiene appointment. At 6 months we will have a re-evaluation where periodontal charting is completed and we evaluate the patient’s healing response to treatment. Some patients may require longer follow up, upwards to 9-12 months since changes of improvement can still be seen during this time. After the final re-evaluation, the patient will be start alternating 3-4 month periodontal maintenance recalls between our office and the referring dentist’s office. If additional treatment is needed, we will address it at the re-evaluation appointment.