INDEPENDENT DENTAL HYGIENE PRACTICE
Serving your Entire Family
Dental Care can be intimidating and make some feel uneasy. Compassionate Dental Wellness is passionate about providing patients with high quality, professional and holistic dental hygiene care. Indulge in our unique and relaxing atmosphere and benefit from our complimentary spa services.
You will receive a gentle yet thorough cleaning, feel guided to take charge of your oral health and will leave feeling pampered.
With a holistic approach and a calm spa setting, I will strive to provide great dental hygiene care.
I am an Expanded Practice Dental Hygienist with a special permit that allows me to practice outside of the dental office without the supervision of a dentist.
Comprehensive Periodontal Assessment
Oral Cancer Screening
Head & Neck Examination
Intraorally & Extraorally
Caries Risk Assessment
Professional & Comfortable Teeth Cleaning
Manually and Ultrasonic
Non-surgical Deep Scaling
Denture & Partial Cleaning
Flouride Application, When Necessary
Dental Products for Retail Sale
Dry Mouth Counseling/Therapy
Individualized Oral Hygiene Supplies
Referrals to a Dentist
Oral Myofunctional Therapy
Cost of Services
Adult New Comprehensive Periodontal Exam: $60
Prophylaxis Dental Cleaning: (Routine) $99
Debridement Cleaning: (Heavy Deposit) $150
Periodontal Therapy: 1-3 teeth/quad: $200
Periodontal Therapy: 4+ teeth/quad: $275
Periodontal Maintenance: $130
Child (under 13) New Patient Exam: $40
Child Cleaning: (under 13) $60
Fluoride, Remineralization, Desensitizing: $25
Sealant: (per tooth) $35
Professional Whitening: pricing varies
Direct Pay/Fee for service
We accept checks, cash and major credit cards
Some insurance plans accepted, ask for details
DENTAL HEALTH IS IMPORTANT
The health of the mouth is integrated with the health of the entire body. Periodontal disease and tooth decay are preventable conditions that can have serious consequences. The body’s immune system is stressed when fighting infection in the mouth, and this can lower defenses against other infections. Tooth loss due to dental disease has been connected to a greater risk of poor pregnancy outcomes and dementia. In the presence of gum disease, diabetes can become complicated by poor blood sugar control. There are also studies that indicate that tooth decay may be linked to heart disease. In addition to these conditions, an untreated infection in the mouth can be painful, lead to difficulty eating, a lack of confidence in one’s appearance, and in some cases cause problems with speaking and learning. Dental issues can quickly become more than just something hidden in the mouth, affecting longevity, quality and enjoyment of life.
Dental disease is a rising problem, reaching epidemic status in low income children. By the age of 17, 84% of all children in the US have had some form of dental disease. This affects over 40 million children in the country. In our state, over 55% of children aged 6-8 have dental disease, according to the Oregon Department of Human Services. Decay and other dental issues are now more common than asthma, taking first on the list of chronic infectious diseases in children. One of the primary factors of poor oral health in children is lack of access to routine dental care, where issues like decay can be prevented with education, or treated quickly before leading to an infection.
Regular dental visits with preventative care and proper treatment will improve oral health and help prevent tooth decay and gum disease. Access to dental care for children and adults is a vital element of maintaining both a healthy body and a beautiful smile.
Keep your smile
The Prevalence of Periodontal Disease
According to recent findings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), half of Americans aged 30 or older have periodontitis, the more advanced form of periodontal disease. This equals approximately 64.7 million Americans.
Periodontal disease is an inflammatory disease that affects the soft and hard structures that support the teeth. In its early stage, called gingivitis, the gums become swollen and red due to inflammation, which is the body’s natural response to the presence of harmful bacteria. In the more serious form of periodontal disease called periodontitis, the gums pull away from the tooth and supporting gum tissues are destroyed. Bone can be lost, and the teeth may loosen or eventually fall out.
Chronic periodontitis, the most advanced form of the disease, progresses relatively slowly in most people and is typically more evident in adulthood. Although inflammation as a result of a bacterial infection is behind all forms of periodontal disease, a variety of factors can influence the severity of the disease. Important risk factors include inherited or genetic susceptibility, smoking, lack of adequate home care, age, diet, health history, and medications.
The perio-systemic connection
Several research studies have suggested that periodontal disease is connected to variety of other diseases, including heart disease, diabetes, and rheumatoid arthritis. Scientists believe that inflammation may be the basis for the link between these systemic diseases. While Hygienists are experts in treating oral inflammation, additional research is needed to better understand how treating periodontal disease may reduce the risk of developing other inflammatory diseases.
Hygienists typically rely on a visual assessment of the patient’s overall oral condition in addition to charting pocket depths with a periodontal probe. This visual/mechanical method of assessing periodontal disease status can only tell whether or not disease is present. There are other tests currently available that go beyond basic and subjective visual assessment to provide dental professionals with the detailed genetic and biological information required to better determine the appropriate treatment regimen for each individual patient. This information includes evaluating the inflammatory burden that is causing periodontal disease, as well as looking at the patient’s unique genetic susceptibility to periodontal disease.
Diagnosing Periodontal Disease
Hygienists offer a wide range of treatments, such as scaling and root planing (in which the infected surface of the root is cleaned) or root surface debridement.