Why should I choose holistic/ biological dental care?
We believe to practice holistic or biological dentistry is to seek the safest, least toxic way to accomplish the goals of modern dentistry and to recognize the essential connections between oral health and overall health. Biological dentistry is concerned with the whole body effects of all dental materials, techniques and procedures. It unites the best clinical practices and technologies of modern dentistry with a wide array of modalities beyond the horizon of conventional practice.
Will I get a cleaning at my new patient appointment?
Typically a “cleaning” will not be completed at your initial appointment. Your first appointment at our office will be scheduled for approximately one hour. During that time Dr. Grabiak will sit down with you to discuss your concerns, health history, dental history, etc. He will then complete a comprehensive head, neck, and oral examination. Depending on your needs he may also collect data using salivary samples, high quality digital intraoral photos, radiographs, digital impressions, etc. All of the data collected will help us to customize a treatment plan that specifically meets your needs, and allocate appropriate time to ensure all of your needs are met.
What is the cost of a crown, filling, ozone therapy, cleaning, and etc.
What insurances do you accept?
What forms of payment do you accept?
Do you offer sedation?
What is ozone?
Ozone therapy is not new. It has been regularly used for decades for the treatment of a variety of diseases. Ozone dental therapy is considered a safe treatment to help maintain a healthy mouth and teeth. The treatment is completely natural and free from side effects that associated with many medications – it is simply a gas, not a medication.
The ozone gas, when applied to the teeth and gums, removes bacterial waste products, halts the advance of cavities, and accelerates remineralization, strengthening the teeth. With no side effects reported and a treatment that is easy to experience, we believe this advanced treatment is of great benefit to those who are experiencing the early signs of tooth decay or gum disease.
Ozone is safely used in the gaseous form, or as ozonated water to irrigate sockets after a tooth has to be removed. Necrotic and abscessed teeth requiring root canal therapy can be safely disinfected with ozone gas insufflation into the canal spaces prior to sealing them. Decayed teeth are treated with ozone gas as well prior to final tooth restoration.
The benefits of ozonation of teeth is to reduce sensitivity of the tooth after decay removal and restoration, sterilization of the ‘infected’ tooth so a new cavity is less likely to begin again, and to prevent any residual bacteria from causing any further pulpal disease, inflammation, or infection.