Often times patients come in and they say they just want to go to sleep and wake up when the procedure has been completed. We have a medical team of board certified anesthesiologists who come to our office quite regularly. A medical anesthesiologist uses intravenous sedation, also called IV sedation, to put the patient to sleep and carefully monitor all vital signs during the procedure.
In my practice we are using laser dentistry to do what we call the LANAP procedure. LANAP stands for “Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure.” New attachment means that we are able to recreate what was lost from the disease process. In other words, we are able to get new attachment fibers, so we are helping the gum tissue grow tightly around the tooth where it was lost before.
As you are a valued patient in our office, we know you are a forward-thinking individual. Your overall health is a top priority to ensure a long and happy life. Farber Center has your health in mind as well and would like to remind you the end of the year is quickly approaching. This is the perfect time for you to take advantage of any remaining or unused dental benefits through your insurance
Today, if a tooth needs to be removed first and then an implant placed at a later date, that timeframe is still approximately six months. However many times in my practice we are placing an implant at the same time as the tooth is removed. We call that “immediate implant placement” and the total treatment timeframe is now only about three months.
This may sound stressful, but it does not have to be. If you are a proactive patient, you will avoid a great deal of stress, as well as pain, which may come from ignoring a dental issue and allowing it to develop into an actual emergency. If you have a toothache that you have been tolerating, it could erupt into a real problem for you, and at the worst possible time – on vacation, Open House at your child’s school, a family outing, your grandson’s little league game, etc.