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Anesthesia for a pleasant escape

Systemic dentistry  for a better life

Michael A. Starkey, DDS MS and The Team

Benefits of our Sedation Dental Center
Dental Implants, bone grafting, teeth in a day, mini implants, dentures

Star Sedation Dentistry   

Specializing in Total Dentistry

                     With Advanced Infusion Therapy                   To Rejuvenate the Mind & Body




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.