Experience gentle, holistic approaches to conventional oral surgery in Sonoma County
Oral surgery may be recommended to maintain or restore the health of your mouth. Some of the most common oral surgical procedures include the placement of dental implants to support crowns, bridges, or dentures, and the removal of impacted wisdom teeth. Oral Surgery in Sonoma County at the holistic office of Whole Health Dentistry uses advanced techniques and technologies for comfortable, conservative, and biocompatible (non-toxic) care. You don’t have to visit an expensive oral and maxillofacial specialist (who you don’t know) to get skilled surgical care. Moreover, you can trust that the materials and approaches used by Dr. Silvano Senn and Dr. Toni Mann pose minimal risks, unlock your body’s natural healing capabilities, and are in the best interests of your long-term health and wellbeing.
The power of prevention
Preventing the need for restorative care is a foundation of holistic dental offices like Whole Health Dentistry. We recommend check-ups and professional cleanings that are tailored to your needs, usually at least every six months. Routine visits provide the opportunity for Dr. Senn or Dr. Mann to assess the health of your mouth. They can detect problems early, which is important, because some conditions like gum disease are notoriously silent in their earliest stages. By the time you have discomfort, bleeding, or other symptoms, disease may have progressed to the point that restorations are necessary.
These ongoing visits are also great opportunities to assess your home care! We want to work with you on techniques that improve your ability to remove plaque before it hardens, or to minimize bacterial buildup. Diet makes a difference; for instance, fruit juices can be quite acidic and may contain more sugar for sweetness than actual fruit. Likewise, starches can combine with bacteria to produce the acids that attack tooth enamel.
Plaque is always forming. The process of plaque hardening into tartar or calculus begins within just a few hours of eating. If plaque is allowed to harden, the only way to effectively remove it is with specialized dental instruments and techniques, available at your dentist’s office.
Your dentist may also recommend dental appliances customized to your mouth. Night guards are worn to prevent teeth from cracking or breaking, and to protect restorations from the damage that allows decay-producing bacteria to re-infect teeth. Mouth guards are worn to protect teeth from being knocked-out or otherwise damaged due to sports-related injuries. These preventive approaches and services all play a role in helping you or your family members avoid the decay, disease, or infection that may require surgical treatments like the removal of teeth, and the placement of dental implants to restore the appearance, function, and health of your mouth.
Conservative care comes first
In the event that you require restorative treatment, know that the Whole Health Dentistry team always recommends the least invasive approach to effectively resolving the condition; for example, before moving forward with the conventional series of surgeries to treat advanced gum disease, Dr. Senn or Dr. Mann recommend Perio Protect. An innovative treatment regimen, Perio Protect delivers bacteria-fighting medicine deep underneath the gumline by way of trays customized to your mouth. The Perio Trays may be worn from the comfort of home, gently delivering bacteria fighters while you’re watching a favorite TV show, walking your dog, or taking a shower. You avoid the need for surgery or repetitive deep cleaning procedures.
Gentle oral surgery at Sonoma County holistic dentist
Whole Health Dentistry of Sebastopol, CA has invested in products and technologies that promote health and healing and support gentle care. Ozone therapy complements the holistic practice, because it offers a non-invasive way to resolve many common oral conditions that otherwise would require more aggressive surgical treatment.
Dental ozone may be administered as a rinse, with specialized trays, or as a gas via a custom handpiece. Ozone therapy is an alternative to antibiotics whose overuse has given rise to antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria, and represents a gentle alternative to deep cleaning, gum surgery, and pocket reduction techniques for periodontal disease. Ozone is also used for disinfection following procedures like root canal therapy.
Patients love ozone, because:
- It has a low risk of side effects
- It’s considered to be nontoxic (or biocompatible). White blood cells make ozone naturally to kill harmful pathogens
- It’s safe for use in children
- Patients with sensitivities and allergies can benefit
- It promotes healthy and safe healing, and bone recovery
From non-metal implants and other types of dental restorations, to scalpel-free techniques that put you at ease, Whole Health Dentistry offers anything but routine care. Experience the holistic dentistry difference for yourself. Call 707 549-6333 to schedule an appointment at the Sebastopol, CA office.