Learn about re-constructive Dentistry with IV sedation. Dr. Thomas Gonzales discusses a patient's fear and anxiety issue's that are calmed with IV Sedation Dentistry.
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Dr. Thomas Gonzales: He comes into the room, he looks and anyone explain to him what they want to look like, are there any changes they want to make? Or if they have a picture of somebody else – Mike Wiegenstein: You said that that you have the person actually bring a picture in it -- of like so that you can give a smile that was progressive what she was. Do you think that skin color, do you think that tones or teeth, I mean a person’s skin color or face shape changes how their teeth look? Dr. Thomas Gonzales: Sure does. But everybody is different too on the perception of what they want, but I give you may be different to what I gave somebody else. That’s what they will communicate with us and the lab man. He will actually be like the patient will explain all that to us. Mike Wiegenstein: Do you just -- why do you have the answer elaborate; do you think that being a benefit to the patient? Dr. Thomas Gonzales: It’s a huge benefit to the patient. We can, like you mentioned before, we don’t have to send things back to our laboratory and get it back two weeks later. With that -- may be it’s then correctly this time. Mike Wiegenstein: It’s part that your patients and I and I mean the majority of patients I met today have been high anxiety, high stressed, don’t like to go the general office and the most are now don’t want to come back visit you but do you think due to the fact that you can fix it one visit versus having to send it out and having to come back two or three times, do you think that helps their anxiety level? Do you think it makes it more viable? Dr. Thomas Gonzales: Tremendously, tremendously because we don’t have to send it back. We get it in there; we can fix it and make it the way we want it to be. Mike Wiegenstein: That’s incredible. How much oxidation are high-v dentistry? Michelle: Anytime that I will walk into a dentist’s office, I would really crunch, perspired. When I first walked in, I was doing all of that. When I walked into, got into the chair, I told you can’t go in mouth at all, you can’t. At that point, he built up the relationship where he said, I don’t have to go in your mouth right now. So that was pretty good because he didn’t push himself upon me. In the last two years having extremely bad headaches, allergies, high fever, going to the hospital every other week and I was going to the hospital. Since I came to Dr. Gonzales, I’ve maybe had one or two headaches, very rare, not even migraines. Dr. Thomas Gonzales: She did have an infection of the sinus and that could have been contributing to the headache so we cleared that up. But I think the more important thing was we used neuromuscular techniques out there where you relax your muscles, and found the correct position for her jaws. In other words, her muscles are in a more relaxed position now and that ends that whole cycle of muscle tension headaches. I would say, less than 1% of dentists are training to do neuromuscular techniques, most dentists don’t even know about it. But it is very important when you are doing reconstruction work because you can rebuild that bite to the same position, she would still have her headaches today had I done that. Mike Wiegenstein: Alright. Earlier today we were talking to Michelle. She said, her headaches went away, other pains went away, all of this stuff happened because she had her bite rebuild. Now you said it’s neuromuscular dentistry, what is that really and how important is that to the outcome of a case? Dr. Thomas Gonzales: It’s very important to the outcome of the case. The problem is that most dentists don’t take the time to learn about this or even know how to treat this. What we do is we align the jaws where the muscles are the most relaxed position. Then we rebuilt the bite around that. Then that allows the muscles to be in more relaxed position and that gets rids of headaches. Mike Wiegenstein: Okay. She didn’t said that she came in here and even talked you about her headaches, that’s just – they ha
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