At Kentucky Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center, board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeons Drs. Thad Schulten, W. Ronald Harris, and Timothy Acord and their team of certified assistants use the latest techniques and technology to perform a variety of procedures. They specialize in treatments ranging from dental-implant surgery and wisdom-tooth removal to corrective jaw surgery, and monitor patients before, during, and after surgeries that feature intravenous (IV) sedation or outpatient general anesthesia. The skilled surgeons can also remove excess folds or under-eye bags with eyelid surgery, and use surgical or nonsurgical treatments to address sleep apnea resulting from an albatross-obstructed airflow.
Once clients are comfortably ensconced in the dentist's chair, the oral exam begins. The resident toothsperts will check each individual incisor, cuspid, bicuspid, and molar for chips, cracks, staining, and loitering Minnesota Twins, ensuring that enamel bones are sound for biting, and gums and soft tissues will be inspected for any signs of periodontal disease. The x-ray battery exposes the roots and inner sanctums of oral stalagmites to reveal any soft spots, problem areas, or cavities. When your mouth checks out as mammalian and your teeth are cleared for takeoff, the professional teeth cleaning begins. An expert cleaning removes all the buildup and surface staining that regular brushing and flossing can't—hardened tartar, hard-to-reach plaque, and bacterial graffiti along the gum line.
Dr. Gary L. Griffin and his team follow a philosophy of treating each patient as an individual, so much so that they refer to each patient as their guest. Dr. Griffin’s office schedules only one appointment at a time, giving each guest a heaping dose of undivided attention and virtually eliminating long wait times and attempts to break the land speed record for thumb twiddling. Once inside the sunny yellow treatment room, guests can relax in the thickly cushioned office chair amid an arsenal of up-to-date equipment such as laser dental technology and a flat-screen TV. During initial appointments, Dr. Griffin looks deeply into medical histories and works with guests to develop custom treatment plans to fit their needs and expectations.
With a focus on preventative health care, Generations Family Dentistry maintains mouthy mashers while fashioning sparkling smiles with teeth-whitening services. During a thorough exam, teeth are checked for cavities and other ailments with both keen human eyes and the keener eyes of an x-ray, capable of detecting mouth miscreants hiding beneath gum lines and invisibility cloaks. After that, Dr. Greenwell starts the Zoom! whitening process by applying a lightening gel containing hydrogen peroxide that’s then activated with a special light and readings from an ancient tome. In the roughly 45-minute process, the gel penetrates the teeth to break up stains, potentially leaving teeth gleaming up to eight shades brighter while erasing “Wash Me” signs left by mischievous tonsils.