Dr Cedric Loud’s mission is to provide you with personalized, high-quality surgical care. He works with a team dedicated to improving and maintaining your oral health. He deeply understands that your oral health is a barometer of your overall health.
With state-of-the-art technology and techniques he helps restore and maintain radiant smiles in the context of whole-body health. He offers a broad array of services including metal free dental implants ,natural bone grafting materials, ozone and laser assisted therapies, wisdom teeth extractions with PRP/PRF therapies.

Holistic Oral Surgery

If a tooth is to be removed for any reason, including wisdom teeth, we recommend certain steps to optimize post operative healing and bone/tissue regeneration. Dr. Cedric Loud follows a specific protocol for safe extractions and complete removal of the PDL ( periodontal ligament). Failing root canal teeth need to be extracted safely and completely to avoid potential cavitation formation.

Metal Free Dental Implants

Ceramic and metal free dental implants offer you reliability: High biocompatibility and corrosion resistance ensure that the zirconium dioxide ceramic used remains stable over the long term. Furthermore, ceramic implants are not affected by contact with oral bacteria or other dental materials. They also have a lower affinity with plaque – harmful plaque finds less surface adhesion than with titanium implants. This significantly reduces the risk of inflammation around the implant.

PRP and Ozone Therapy

Platelet-rich plasma literally stimulates new cell growth in the patient’s body wherever it is injected. It helps the body heal itself the natural way without using chemicals or foreign substances of any kind. PRP is used to accelerate the healing of metal free dental implants. Following wisdom teeth surgery, PRP can be placed in the extraction sites to help prevent cavitation formation.
A holistic oral surgeon uses ozone, a colorless gas made up of three oxygen atoms. In medicine, ozone therapy is used to disinfect and treat conditions by disinfecting the area around them, improving the body’s intake and use of oxygen, and activating the immune system.

What is a biological extraction?

Biological vs “regular” Extractions

A traditional approach to dental extractions would be to just make sure all of the tooth was removed from the socket. Sometimes even this doesn’t happen correctly and parts of teeth are left in the bone. A BIOLOGICAL extraction includes removing the entire tooth as well as the Periodontal Ligament which holds the tooth in place.

Biological Extraction Protocol

  1. Extraction of the tooth
    Dr.Cedric Loud uses a local or general anesthesia when removing the tooth.
  1. Removal of the Periodontal Ligament
    The periodontal ligament (PDL) is a network of fibrous tissue that aids in stabilizing the tooth in the alveolar bone. This fibrous tissue as well as any other granulation tissue or abscess needs to be thoroughly removed during the extraction process. Failure to remove the tissue can allow for small areas of infection to remain in the bone. Areas of infection and dead bone can result in cavitations or recurrent infection. The PDL is removed by using a large round bur under slow controlled speed and ozonated water to keep the bone cool, followed by application of laser to disinfect the bone 1000 microns deep using a Waterlase.
  1. Ozone Therapy
    Ozone is a remarkable adjunctive therapy Dr.Cedric Loud uses to detoxify, sterilize and infuse the tissues with oxygen. Ozone is used to create sterile ozone water to irrigate when using the drill. Ozonated water is also used to irrigate extraction sockets before bone grafting. This process forces the oxygen rich water into the bone, both detoxifying the bone and encouraging blood vessel formation. Ozone gas is also injected into the surrounding tissues, as well as the extraction site prior to completion of the surgery.
  1. Platelet Rich Fibrin and Bone Marrow
    Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF) and bone marrow are the patients’s own biologically active cells to accelerate the healing process. PRF is obtained by a simple blood draw from the arm or hand. The blood is then spun in a centrifuge creating a sticky gel-like substance containing millions of platelets. These platelets are necessary for clot formation and send hormones to the bone and surrounding soft tissue to recruit cells for healing. Bone Marrow is obtained using a small needle, no larger than a tooth pick, and inserting it into the bone behind the last maxillary molar teeth. This procedure is performed under local anesthesia and is completely painless. The bone marrow contains immature bone cells that will be used to aid in the regeneration of the alveolar bone.

Avoid using deodorant on the day of the scan. To avoid skin abrasions do not shave on the day of the exam. Do not use body lotions or bath powders on your breast the day of the exam. Avoid hot showers, heavy exercise, spicy foods and gum chewing the day of the exam.

Women as young as 25 years old can benefit from a baseline thermography scan. Generally, women get their first scan in their 30’s. This baseline can then be used as a comparison as they age.

Yes, you will need to remove clothing from the waist up for a breast exam. It is important to cool yourself down for 10-15 minutes prior to taking the scan.

You will be given a receipt with the ICD codes to submit to your insurance company.

The results and images will be emailed to you, usually within 3-4 days. You may print out both the report and the pictures to bring along to your physical if you wish. For an additional $5 you may have the report printed out and mailed to you.

The images and history report are reported to EMI (Electronic Medical Interpretation). The images are read by MDs and DOs who are certified in reading thermography. 

Your first scan is your baseline scan and you will have a followup scan in 3-4 months. THis is very important as it is used as a comparison to your baseline to detect any physiological changes. Active cancers double in size and heat in approximately 100 days. If there are increased heat patterns and/or vascular changes from your baseline to the second scan additional modalities will be requested from the interpreting MD. If all is stable yearly followup scans are advised.   

No, thermography can be used to identify muscular skeletal injuries and pathology. It is useful as a diagnostic tool in cases of inflammation and chronic pain. Thermography can can detect early signs of arthritis, TM, dental infections, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue. IBS, diverticulitis, and Crohn’s disease are often visible with thermography. Thermography screening can access heart function and detect inflammation in the carotid arteries, which may be a precursor to stroke and blood clots.

Invisalign® is an orthodontic appliance system used to inconspicuously treat crooked and crowded teeth in adults and teens. This modern take on braces features a system of clear aligner trays that are worn at all times with the exception of during meals and when brushing or flossing. The trays are custom fitted to the teeth, making them virtually unnoticeable when laughing, talking, and eating with other people. Patients receive a sequence of trays, each of which is slightly different than the one before. The aligners provide a slight resistance to the teeth, forcing them to move into alignment over time. With Invisalign®, adults and teens can achieve the smiles they’ve always wanted without feeling self-conscious about the mode of treatment.

The Invisalign Difference

We use the latest materials for comfort and results. Feel the difference from start to finish with SmartTrack® material. Only Invisalign clear aligners are made from SmartTrack material, so they are more comfortable and easier to put on and take off˜.

Predictable results backed by 9 million smiles˭. You get customized treatment based on years of research and intelligence from millions of patients.

  • no guesswork – straightens your teeth more predictably
  • convenient – clear aligners that are discreet and don’t interrupt your life
  • the right fit for you – fits snugly around your teeth

Functional Nutrition emphasizes the importance of high quality foods and phytonutrient diversity to address clinical imbalances and move individuals toward the highest expression of health. Advanced nutrition assessment and a thorough Functional Medicine based history leads to a personalized therapeutic intervention created to promote optimal health and prevent diet- and lifestyle-related disease.

Nutrition is the core modality of Functional Medicine, an integrative approach to health. As defined by The Institute for Functional Medicine, “Functional Medicine is an evolution in the practice of medicine that better addresses the healthcare needs of the 21st century. By shifting the traditional disease-centered focus of medical practice to a more patient-centered approach, Functional Medicine addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms. Functional Medicine practitioners spend time with their patients, listening to their histories and evaluating the interactions among genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that can influence long-term health and complex, chronic disease. In this way, Functional Medicine supports the unique expression of health and vitality for each individual.”

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Why do We Need Functional Nutrition?

  • The prevalence of complex, chronic diseases is escalating globally, from heart disease and diabetes to irritable bowel syndrome, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, mental illness, rheumatoid arthritis, and other autoimmune disorders.
  • Chronic diseases are diet- and lifestyle-related diseases and require dietary and lifestyle solutions. A major strength of Functional Nutrition is its focus on the molecular mechanisms that underlie disease,providing the basis for targeted, innovative solutions that can restore health.
  • The current healthcare system fails to take into account the unique genetic makeup of each individual or the ability of food, toxins, and other environmental factors to influence gene expression. The interaction between genes and environmental factors is a critical component in the development of chronic disease and plays a central role in the Functional Nutrition approach.
  • Most nutrition professionals are not adequately trained in integrating nutrition assessment at the molecular and cellular levels with emerging research in nutrition and nutritional genomics. These advanced practice skills are essential for preventing and managing today’s chronic disorders.

What Distinguishes a Functional Nutrition practitioner?

The Functional Nutrition Assessment offers an ABCD organizational approach to support the clinical analysis, and it allows for nutrition-related findings and clinical patterns to emerge. From the medical history, physical and laboratory exams, and a diet and lifestyle review, the Functional Nutrition Assessment improves the identification of insufficiencies/imbalances through the PFC-MVP model; representing Protein, Fat/ Oils, Carbohydrates, Minerals, Vitamins, and Phytonutrients.

  • Anthropometrics help to identify altered body composition patterns and abnormal vital signs.
  • BioMarkers and functional laboratory findings uncover PFC-MVP nutrition insufficiencies and physiologic patterns linked to clinical imbalances.
  • Clinical Indicators from the physical exam identify signs related to nutrition abnormalities that can be further explored through laboratory and functional assessments.
  • Diet, Nutrition, and Lifestyle Journals explore daily or weekly food intake, PFC-MVP assessment, patterns of eating, cravings and habitual foods, and stress eating associations

What is biological dentistry

In using the term biological dentistry, we are not attempting to stake out a new specialty for dentistry but rather to describe a philosophy that can apply to all facets of dental practice and to health care in general: Always seek the safest, least toxic way to accomplish the mission of treatment and all the goals of modern dentistry, and do it while treading as lightly as possible on the patient’s biological terrain. A more biocompatible approach to oral health is the hallmark of biological dentistry.
By making distinctions – some obvious, and some subtle – among the available materials and procedures, we can reduce the impact on our patient’s biological responses. Our sense of duty to advocate for the well – being of our patients should make biocompatibility a high priority, and the fact that there are now so many new ways to make dentistry work better gives us the opportunity to do just that. The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) is an organization for that group of dentists, physicians, and allied researchers who consider biocompatibility to be their first concern and who demand scientific evidence as their key criterion. Members of this group have, since 1984, examined, chronicled, and supported research into the distinctions that can make dental practice more biologically acceptable. This “biological dentistry” attitude can inform and intersect with all topics of conversation in health care where the well – being of the mouth is an integral part of the health of the whole person.

Nutritional status impacts all aspects of a patient’s ability to heal. Biological detoxification depends heavily on nutritional support, as does periodontal therapy or any wound healing.

The importance of detoxification

Your body produces toxins during normal body functions. It is also exposed to pollutants, or toxicants, in the air, drinking water, and food. In Functional Medicine, detoxification or “detox” refers to the body’s process of making toxins, toxicants and hormones less harmful.This process is also referred to as “metabolic detoxification”.

Studies on how drugs are broken down and cleared from the body have helped us to understand the detox processes.There are well-defined pathways in the body that are responsible for changing toxicants into chemical compounds that are easier for the body to eliminate.This happens primarily through the urine or stools.

Our society is becoming more and more toxic.The constant exposure is resulting in an ever-increasing body burden, or toxic load, of chemicals. One of the most common exposures is to toxic farm chemicals: pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers. Other sources of toxicants include materials used in new construction, carpet chemicals that can off-gas into the air, paint, household cleaners, mixed metals used in dental repairs, synthetic materials found in dental products, and even personal hygiene products applied to face, skin, and hair. Air pollutants are found in regional or work industrial areas, primary or second-hand smoke exposure, and auto exhaust. On a daily basis, your liver, kidneys, large intestine, lymphatic system, and sweat glands work to reduce the body burden, or buildup, of these environmental contaminants.

Scientists estimate that the average adult carries within her or his body at least 700 toxins.A newborn’s body can contain over 200 toxins.

Your toxic body burden is a result of three main factors:

Toxic symptoms may occur when you reach your personal limit of accumulated toxins and are not able to clear them quickly or efficiently enough. Researchers are recognizing the following symptoms related to the buildup of toxins:

The goal of a clinically-directed metabolic detox protocol is to  provide nutritional support for the pathways involved in the processing and elimination of toxins.A detox program results in improved symptoms and an increased sense of well being for most individuals. Many who participate in a personalized detox program describe improvement in pain and fatigue levels, enhanced cognitive function and moods, more effective and satisfying sleep cycles, and weight loss.

References

  1. Sears ME, Genuis SJ. Environmental determinants of chronic disease and medical approaches: Recognition,avoidance, supportive therapy, and detoxification. J Environ Public Health. 2012;2012:356798.doi:10.1155/2012/356798.

Do you think you have high toxin exposure? Fill out the questionnaire below and call our office to discuss your treatment options?

Toxin Exposure Questionnaire

Detox resources

Avoiding toxins in oral care products

  1. Exposure to potentially harmful chemicals on a daily basis is virtually unavoidable. The majority of the 85,000 chemicals registered for production under the U.S. Toxic Substances Control Act(TSCA) were grandfathered in with little or no health and safety testing.1. Medical conditions linked to toxic chemicals include obesity, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, cancers, and multi system complaints such as fibromyalgia and multiple chemical sensitivities.

Reducing dietary exposures

Reducing Home & Office Exposures

  1. Consult the EWG Drinking Water Database5 and consider testing your water supply. Use a NSF-certified water filter if indicated(Pb,As, Cd, trihalomethane, atrazine, benzene, etc.).
  2. Clear water that has been standing overnight out of plumbing lines in your home or office by flushing the toilet or letting the tap run for several minutes before pouring out tap water for consumption (Pb,other metals).
  3. Filter shower water (chlorine, OCs), and avoid using new vinyl shower curtains (phthalates).
  4. Filter air in your bedroom and office using filters, ionizers or plants6(airborne toxins).
  5. Cover or replace older foam furniture and consider removing old carpets and padding (PBDEs).
  6. Remove shoes you’ve worn outside when entering your home (OPs).
  7. Clean up broken thermometers and fluorescent bulbs with gentle sweeping and wiping up with gloves and disposable materials. Do not vacuum (Hg).
  8. Choose fragrance-and solvent-free detergents and cleaning agents(phthalates) and consult the EWG Guide to Healthy Cleaning.7
  9. Avoid non-stick pots and pans and do not buy stain-resistant clothing, carpet or furniture (PCBs).
  10. Avoid products made with particleboard or medium-density fiberboard (formaldehyde, solvents).
  11. Remove or paint over older pressure-treated wood (As). Use low-orno-VOC (volatile organic compound)paints, glues, sealants, etc. in new construction (solvents).8
  12. With new construction, consider“baking”out noxious fumes by vacating (people, plants and animals) and setting the house heat at maximum for 24-hour cycles followed by ventilation and rechecking for fumes (solvents and other toxic chemicals)

Reducing Health Care & Personal Care Exposures

  1. For general wellness: Stay well hydrated and consume alcohol in moderation, if at all.
  2. Avoid acetaminophen for pain relief (especially after alcohol), and avoid taking multiple over-the-counter and prescription drugs simultaneously.
  3. Stop smoking and avoid second-hand smoke (Cd, PAHs).
  4. Inquire about preservatives in flu shots and vaccines and chose ones without Thimerisol (Hg).
  5. Choose unscented, fragrance-free personal care products (phalates),avoid antiperspirants and antacids (Al), and use the EWG Cosmetics Database.9
  6. Choose composite over metallic dental fillings and be sure that your dentist follows all of the recommended IAOMT10 procedures when removing silver fillings (Hg).
  7. Avoid having two different metals (e.g., mercury and gold) in your mouth; this can create low-voltage electric currents, which accelerates metal degradation.

What is Bioesthetic Dentistry

Do you suffer from functional or aesthetic problems with your teeth? Common concerns such as worn or chipped teeth, recurrent headaches, neck, shoulder or upper back pain, pain in the jaw joint and grinding or clenching of your teeth may be an indicator for chewing system disharmony. In this case, Bioesthetic Dentistry is probably able to help you. Unlike many other treatment approaches, Bioesthetic Dentistry diagnoses the cause of tooth wear and other chewing system disharmony instead of focusing on the symptoms. A thorough investigation of your tooth positions and the way your teeth fit and work together (occlusion) and the functioning of your jaw joints (temporomandibular joint) forms the basis for any diagnosis and treatment. The goal is to establish a perfect harmony between all parts of the chewing system and restore your teeth to their optimal shape and relationship–resulting in a healthy, highly functional, unworn and beautiful smile.

Being able to offer the option of a full cast restoration is just one more way you can meet the needs of all your patients – not just the majority. Full cast crowns and bridges are the ideal solution for patients who desire high functionality, strength, and long-term durability. They can be made up of several different metal alloys and artfully molded into a crown that is well-fitting, gentle on surrounding teeth, and highly resistant to damage.

We are proud to offer beautiful full cast restorations – something not all dental labs are willing to offer. Our full cast restorations are biocompatible and easy on the enamel, and they have also been shown to be resistant to bacteria and plaque accumulation. They are also backed by the reliability and reputation that comes from more than 100 years of proven full cast success.

Restorations that Stand the Test of Time

Full cast restorations can stand up to decades of wear, and many of them last a lifetime. You may find that patients are more interested in full cast restorations if they prefer functionality and affordability over aesthetics. Gold is also highly compatible with most patients, including many who suffer with allergies to other types of metals.

For more information about full cast restorations and the types of alloys we offer, contact our lab today. We look forward to working with you soon.

Dental crowns and bridges are custom-fitted tooth prosthetics that are used to replace or restore damaged or missing teeth. Crowns – also known as caps – are fixed over the surfaces of natural tooth structures or dental implants. Bridges are used to fill in the gaps left by missing teeth and are anchored in place by the natural teeth or crowns nearest the empty space. Both crowns and bridges are non-removable and must be cemented in place by a licensed dentist. Patients who get crown or bridges to restore their smiles achieve both the function and appearance of natural, healthy teeth.

Did you know…

that the Etruscan civilization were the first to use crowns as a means of restoring damaged teeth? In fact, the materials they used – ivory, gold, and bones – were still the standard in dentistry as recently as the 20th century, when porcelain crowns were first invented. Today, crowns and bridges are customized specifically for the patient’s bite and can usually be placed in as little as one or two dental visits. With proper cleaning and regular dental check-ups, crowns and bridges can last many years, or even a lifetime.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is a crown or bridge right for me?

If you have a tooth that is damaged or decayed, but still intact, a dental crown may be right for you. If your tooth is missing, but its former position is surrounded by other tooth structures, a bridge may be the solution for you. Schedule an office consultation to determine whether you could benefit from crowns or bridges.

What should I expect when I have my crown or bridge placed?

If you are a candidate for a crown or bridge, your teeth will be reduced to ensure a proper fit. An impression will then be taken of your bite and used to fabricate a mold for the crown or bridge. If you are choosing porcelain prosthesis, its color will be matched to the natural shade of your other teeth. If a dental lab is making your crown or bridge, you may be fitted with a temporary restoration until the permanent one is ready for placement.

Do I need to follow any post-treatment care guidelines?

Your teeth will need time to heal following the crown and bridge placement process, so it is normal for you to experience some sensitivity – especially to hot and cold. Additionally, you may experience soreness in the gums surrounding your restorations, though this is usually manageable with ibuprofen and should subside within a few days.

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