Advanced Dentistry

Interdisciplinary Treatment

One of the things we feel makes Sage Dentistry unique is our approach to interdisciplinary treatment. Doctors Hoppe, Latiolais, and Kimes often work with orthodontist surgeons to aid in restorative work. Many times we work with orthodontists to get gum heights and contours in the right place so the proper size of restoration can be placed. This will make your restoration more successful and attractive.

Another example of our interdisciplinary treatment is for a patient that requires Orthagnatic surgery (OMGS) because of jaw and bite issues. An orthodontist gets the teeth in the correct position during surgery, and then our doctors do the final restorative work after the surgery is completed. We also work with an orthodontist to get the proper spacing of the teeth prior to debanding. This ensures the crowns and veneers we place are the right size and fit properly and comfortably.

By working with an orthodontist our doctors can prepare your teeth to receive crowns, veneers, and restorations that will fit properly and enhance your smile. Doctors Hoppe, Latiolais, and Kimes take your oral health seriously and by using interdisciplinary treatment they can make sure you have the most attractive and healthy smile possible.

Contact Sage Dentistry and ask about interdisciplinary treatment approach to restorative dentistry. We serve the entire Austin area, and look forward to serving you.

Sedation Dentistry

At Sage Dentistry your comfort and oral health are our number one concerns. Doctors Hoppe, Latiolais, and Kimes realize sometimes going to the dentist can be unsettling. We want you to be relaxed and comfortable during your treatments, and we offer our patients sedation dentistry with this goal in mind. Our doctors can relieve your anxiety and fear with gentle sedation dentistry so you can have the smile you deserve. Sedation dentistry is also a good option for children since they may be afraid or nervous about visiting our doctors.

  • Your level of sedation will depend on what procedure is planned and your level of anxiety or fear. Normally light sedation is used for exams and routine cleanings. You will be awake and relaxed during light sedation.
  • If you have a high level of anxiety your doctor may inject you with medications to help you relax. Once again you will be awake, but relaxed and at ease.
  • Oral medications can also be used to help relieve anxiety and help you relax. Your doctor will give you this type of medication about 30 minutes before your procedure so that the medication can take full effect. You will be awake but slightly groggy with this type of sedation, and very relaxed and at ease.
  • The deepest form of sedation dentistry is general anesthesia. During general anesthesia you will not be awake. This type of sedation is usually reserved for surgery or very complicated procedures.

At Sage Dentistry we feel sedation dentistry can be a great help to you if you have a fear of the dentist, are uncomfortable with needles, or have anxiety about your visit. Sedation dentistry can be used for almost all ages, and your doctor will talk to you and explain your options, as well as answer and questions or concerns you may have. Contact us today to find out more about your options with sedation dentistry, and how it can make your next visit more comfortable.