Monday, December 23, 2013
Sunday, November 24, 2013
Oral Pathology is the treating of conditions that has resulted from morbid functional and anatomic changes in the mouth structure. It can also include the dental and oral treatment of patients who are medically challenged or those who have very serious medical issues. We at our Las Vegas dental implant center offer oral pathology services to all our patients. Our pathologist is a dental professional who specializes in the diagnosis of critical dental cavity disease. Our dentist if it comes across an affected tissue he sends it to our oral pathologist for further study. It is the work of the pathologist to determine if it is cancerous or infectious.
How Does Oral Pathology Work?
Through oral pathology our periodontist can determine whether the patient has cancer or not. The inside portion of your mouth is lined with mucosa which is coral pink and extremely smooth. Any change in its appearance can be a caution sign. The most severe is the mouth cancer. Given below are the symptoms at the start of a pathological procedure or any kind of cancerous growth.
• Chronic sore throat
• Facing problems in swallowing and chewing
• Sore which is failing to recover and bleeds often
• White or red patches
• Thickening on your skin lining of your mouth
How Does It Help?In an oral pathology these modifications can be perceived on the gum tissue, cheeks, lips, or tongue. Pain doesn’t happen with pathology and is not connected with mouth cancer. However, if you have an oral pain then it can be a cause for mouth cancer. Please contact our Las Vegas periodontist immediately for an oral pathological examination if you have any suspicious sores or lumps in your mouth.
Monday, October 28, 2013
Monday, October 21, 2013
What Is Sedation Dentistry?The thought of visiting the dentist fills some people with a sense of dread. Our practice wants to help you avoid this uncomfortable feeling, so we make sure to ask every person who walks through our doors if dental anxiety is an issue for them. If so, we offer them the option of sedation dentistry.
Anthem Periodontics is certified in the state of Nevada to sedate patients who have a fear of visiting the dentist. Before the dental procedure begins, those who choose this option receive sedatives, gases or an IV treatment that puts them to sleep. The benefits of opting to be sedated are many, and they include the following: • Patients are relieved of anxiety before their procedures begin • They are unaware of what is occurring while the procedure is being done • After their treatments are over, they don’t remember what happened • People stop avoiding dental visits and are able to maintain their oral health
The Two Types of Sedation DentistryAt Anthem Periodontics, Dr. De Andrade offers his patients these two different types of sedation dentistry:
1. Oral Sedation – Also known as “twilight sleep,” oral sedation helps to relax anxious patients so that their dental treatments can be completed in the least amount of time possible. If you choose oral sedation, you will receive medication that we will monitor from the beginning of your visit until after the treatment is over as if we were giving you medication by way of an IV.
2. IV Sedation - This second option puts you to sleep
Whether you choose oral sedation or IV sedation, you will need to have someone drive you home and care for you for a period of time after the procedure is over. Sedation dentistry has been an important advancement in dentistry as a whole because more people are making appointments to see their dentists on a regular basis. Since you will be sedated before anything else happens, you won’t experience any of the unpleasant sensations that you remember from previous dental visits, including the needle that administers local anesthesia. At Anthem Periodontics, you will have the option of taking anti-anxiety drugs that relieve you of the unpleasant feelings you experience before dental procedures, but you will remain awake during your treatment. If you prefer not to be awake during the process, you can also choose to be put to sleep during the procedure. For this option, Amber our certified anesthesiologist will help you fall asleep and monitor you during the entire procedure.
Friday, August 2, 2013
It may not be possible to know 100% if the doctor you are working with has the experience, know how and ability to place a perfect implant. By asking these questions, you will at least have peace of mind they have the right answers and proof to provide you.
These questions touch on important aspects of a successfully placed implant such as materials and certifications behind those materials. Beyond that we touch on the experience of the doctor and their ability to show you their successful track record.
Reasoning For Creation Of These QuestionsHere in Las Vegas Dr. De Andrade is known as that doctor. He has been referred thousands of dental implant cases during his 12 plus years here in Las Vegas. Unfortunately he is finding more and more that those referrals are post implant. Meaning the patient has had an implant inserted, but something has gone terribly wrong. The patient then went to another dentist for help and was then immediately referred to Dr. De Andrade. "We have a history of making wrongs, right." office manager Dolores Grubbs is quoted as saying.
Education Plays a Role in SuccessSo because of this we want to inform the general public to watch out for the so called weekend dental warriors who have learned how to place implants at a weekend seminar. This type of education lacks the true depth necessary for a dental professional to obtain the hands on experience one should have before placing implants. A periodontist such as Dr. De Andrade completes multiple years of schooling beyond dental school. They then complete a residency beyond that in which they work with experienced professionals that give them hands on training for many months. This difference of experience and education is uncomparable.
Highest Grade Material For ImplantsThis education then carries over to the knowledge of using the proper materials that give the best chance of success. Not only are all materials not created equally, with dental implants they can determine the overall success rate of an implant. Because of this and your overall safety when determining what you are going to put in your mouth most of our questions focus on the materials. Remember that every office should be able to show proof of origin for the implants. If they can give even more information beyond that then this too should help give you piece of mind. Here at Anthem Periodontics and Dental Implants, we find ourselves able to go beyond the typical certificates of origins and really explain the difference in our implants and why ours are more apt to bond with your bone to create a permanent fixture in your mouth for your life.
Drum Roll Please... The QuestionsClick Here to read our top five questions to ask before you get a dental implant.
Monday, July 15, 2013
|The tools of a periodontist may not differ from a dentist,|
but the added education and experience determines the
improved level of treatment you will receive.
Periodontal ServicesWith Anthem Periodontics and Dental Implants, you can receive treatment in all phases of periodontal work including gum treatments, bone treatments, and dental implants. Dr. Ed De Andrade uses sedation dentistry methods for the comfort of his patients. You can receive surgical or non-surgical treatment of periodontal disease, depending on what is needed. Dr. Ed De Andrade is committed to quality treatment and is a specialist in:
- Cosmetic dentistry
- Gum repair
- Dental implants
- All periodontal disease procedures