Dr. Langohr and his staff staff have taken over 400 continuing education hours consisting of lectures and live hands on surgery on his patients at Oregon Health Sciences University conducted by American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID) to help restore function and esthetics to those who have lost part or all of their dentition.
We do the routine ﬁllings but we also are involved with
interceptive orthodontics. The latter may involve
intercepting tongue thrusts, thumb sucking, airway
problems, or any force that may affect tooth positioning. At a later date, when there are both baby teeth and adult teeth present, we may suggest the use of removable or ﬁxed arch development appliances depending on the potential for crowding.
According to the American Academy of Periodontology over half of the adult population has gum disease. Periodontal disease is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects the supporting structures around your teeth (gum tissue and bone supporting the teeth).
Your Periodontal health is a priority to us so we incorporate a thorough periodontal assessment into your new patient dental exam. We believe your understanding of gum (periodontal) disease is essential to your successful dental future.
Bacteria causes gum disease and since everyone has oral bacteria it’s understandable that gum disease is the most common chronic bacterial infection in adults. With regular checkups and good daily oral hygiene, it’s possible to keep this infection under control. Since early gum disease symptoms are often mild, many people are not aware of their condition until it becomes more serious. Our practice offers nonsurgical periodontal therapy. We focus on arresting the disease by providing scaling and root planing with ongoing periodontal maintenance cleanings scheduled according to your specific needs.
Oral Conscious Sedation
Oral Concious Sedation (OCS) offers patients who are anxious or afraid, who may be gaggers, are resistant to getting numb or may want to extend appointment times to get all work done in as few appointments as possible and to do so in a manner that allows them to be comfortable and relaxed with minimal recollection of the procedures performed and leave with the impression of having had a short appointment. During the appointment the patient’s vital signs are continuosly monitored and the patient is able to respond and communicate with the Doctor and staff.
The medication is administered orally so there are no shots to achieve the proper level of OCS.
All custom shades and individual characterizations for crown and bridge are performed on site by our in house Certified Dental Technician (CDT), Ossie Vereen.
Endodontics, or root canal treatment, is performed for various reasons, decay invading the tissue in side the tooth and the bacterial infection that often results. When the tissue inside a tooth dies, it gives off by-products that if they leak out of the root tip where the original blood and nerve supply enters the tooth, the body reacts to this debris as a foreign body. Sometimes it is a violent reaction, sometimes subtle and all the various levels of discomfort in between those two extremes. The purpose of root canal therapy is to remove this debris and relieve the body from trying to wall off the offending material by forming a cavern in the bone at the tip of the root and allowing this process to reverse itself.