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          Master, College of Conscious Sedation            

​​Omaha Sedation Dental Center         

The Advanced Sedation Dentistry Practice

Advanced Sedation Dentistry

for a healthier and happier life

Michael A. Starkey, DDS, PC

And The Sedation Dental Surgery Team

7618 Dodge Street Omaha, Ne 68114

402.391.1931

 

There are 5 phases of dental treatment. The phases are broken into stages and appointments




Treatment Sequencing
Phase I




This has to do with patient's  over all health





A review of Health History




What are the significant systemic problems?




Such as systemic infection, Diabetes, Heart Disease, pulmonary, endocrine, GI, any Altered mental status, any neuromuscular disease, anxieties, stress





Phase II




This is when the dentist can address the patient's "Emergent" problems such as pain swelling infection cavitatons




In this phase is when the dentist does extractions, root canals and large diagnostic fillings or exploratory surgery. This is to resolve patients acute dental oral problems.

Also this is when severe gum disease or jaw problems should be addressed though these are usually more chronic disease; that is to say slow progressing,





Phase III




This is the comprehensive reconstruction phase.




This would include crowns and optimum restorations possibly implants, bridge work, this phase eliminates decays that are not of an emergency nature and is for long term success not just temporary or provisional; cast metal partial dentures that patients remove is another example. This is also the more definitive phase of treating gum disease such as gum surgery or perhaps root planning and scaling.





Phase IV




This is the elective phase of treatment





Here patients might opt for cosmetic dentistry, implants, teeth whitening, cosmetic bonding, braces are examples, fixed bridge work as opposed to removable plastic partials





Now there is cross over between the different phases









Phase V




This is the often glossed over maintenance phase





It is very important for the long term success of the patient's dental work.




It involves the patient using meticulous home care on their teeth gums and dental work.





It involves the hygienist and having professional cleanings every 2-3-6-or 12 months depending on the patient's problems




The patient may also benefit from night guard wear or chemotherapy appliances and possibly oral medications









Our goal with the treatment plan is to give you an idea of the time and money and the challenging part the patient has in the success of the plan.