Dr. Pastouk has been working in dentistry for two decades now, and he has no intention of stopping anytime soon. He takes pride in being a health problem solver for people in need! His exceptional reputation and unsurpassed, world-class care are responsible for the success of Dental & Cosmetic Solutions, and he strives to deliver perfection in every smile.
Dr. Pastouk first graduated from the Kiev Medical University School of Dentistry in Ukraine in 1991. After relocating to the US, he worked at the University Hospitals of Cleveland and participated in thousands of medical and dental surgeries. He was also a part of the surgical team at the highest risk operating room of the Labor and Delivery Department at one time, successfully delivering over 500 kids through C-sections
At Cleveland Center for Integrative Dentistry, we provide what we believe is the ideal choice for tooth replacement currently available in modern dentistry – the dental implant. We offer this option constructed of metal-free materials, in order to improve patient outcome and reduce interaction from type of implant that is used.
Dental implants are available for the replacement of one tooth, or multiple implants may provide a foundation for partial or complete dentures. The full benefits provided by implants cannot be claimed by other tooth replacement options. An implant functions in place of a tooth’s natural root. It benefits the patient by providing stimulation to the supporting bone in order to preserve more normal oral structure and inhibit deterioration. This gives a patient the most natural solution for tooth replacement. Missing teeth can also cause a shift in remaining teeth and bite alignment. This can potentially lead to complex problems, such as wear of other teeth, and problems with the jaw joint function.
Implants are placed through an in-office surgical procedure in which the bone of the jaw is accessed through the gums. To deliver the most reliable implant outcome, CT technology is used to assist during this process. This allows us to choose the precise and preferred location for each implant. Following the surgical placement, a patient will be fitted with a temporary prosthetic. This provides normal function and appearance while the surgical site heals and the implant bonds with the bone. After a period of approximately three to five months, a patient will be fitted with the permanent teeth or denture. As it is designed to precise patient specifications, the restoration will provide long-term enjoyment as a beautiful and functional solution.
For patients who are familiar with research regarding the potential side effects from mercury exposure, removal of amalgam fillings may be of interest. As an Accredited Member of the IAOMT (International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology), Dr. Vladimir Pastouk follows their established protocols to perform truly safe amalgam removal at the Cleveland Center for Integrative Dentistry. This procedure is followed by replacing amalgam with alternative holistic materials.
Amalgam is the most common material used in dentistry for cavity repair. Proper removal and disposal of these standard silver-colored fillings is a very precise procedure and requires strict guidelines to be followed if it is to be done safely. The importance of education and qualification for this particular service should not be overlooked when choosing a provider. Amalgam contains mercury, which much research has shown to be a very toxic substance. Extreme care must be taken to protect the patient and staff during the removal and disposal of the mercury-containing substance.
You may wonder about the need for amalgam removal if it is such a commonly used material. This is still a controversial topic in the field of dentistry. Research has shown that dental amalgam fillings emit mercury vapors over their entire lifetime. Most dentists and dental associations believe that this release is minimal, and not enough to cause any harm. However, according to the IAOMT, amalgam fillings contribute more mercury to a person’s body than all other sources combined. At CCID, we believe the argument may be made, however, that no amount of exposure to a toxic substance is preferable. Thus, some patients may choose to undergo the removal and replacement of these fillings.
As a holistic dental practice, we want to assist you in maintaining optimal health by contributing only positive impacts to wellbeing. This is why we choose to provide only metal-free restorations, as well as to conduct material testing, for our patients. The effects of mercury exposure will vary from person to person, but the possibilities are vast. Mercury has been shown to impact all of the body’s organs, and primarily affecting the brain and kidneys. Mercury poisoning has been shown to play a role in such things as tremors, depression, fatigue, memory loss, nausea, diarrhea, and even birth defects for some people. If you are concerned about such symptoms, or wish to protect and improve your health altogether, contact Cleveland Center for Integrative Dentistry. We welcome any questions, and will be pleased to schedule a consultation regarding safe amalgam removal.
Your teeth are directly connected to every function, organ, tissue, and cell in your body. This connection is proven in the principles of biology and biochemistry, but also by less-known “superhighways,” called Energy Meridians. These Meridians affect all major body systems including your immune, nervous, endocrine, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, skeletal, muscular, and lymphatic systems.
Holistic dentistry, which is also referred to as biological dentistry, involves using only materials and procedures compatible with overall health and wellbeing as related to these body systems.
We focus on natural products and therapies, which work along with the biological makeup of the body. These ideals are at the forefront when we are developing holistic dentistry services. We invite area residents to the Cleveland Center for Integrative Dentistry in Mayfield Village, OH, to experience such patient-focused care.
With all the outside stressors and effects on body systems, we carefully choose and plan our services. Our goal is for a patient to only come in contact with nontoxic materials during dental care. For example, CCID uses metal-free restorations. We believe that research has shown that these materials produce fewer reactions and ease of integration for patients. This is also why we utilize alternative materials in place of amalgam for fillings, and ceramic for permanent dental implants rather than the more traditional titanium. We work to develop a customized list of recommended materials for each patient to alleviate possible allergies and improve positive outcomes. We also perform standard dental procedures using methods we believe contribute to protecting the patient’s health. Ozone therapy and laser therapy are just two of the beneficial services which we have integrated into procedures. Our methodology includes minimal invasiveness and the elimination of more harmful bacteria from the oral environment.
TMJ is an abbreviation for the temporomandibular joint, which connects the jawbone to the skull. Each person has two of these, one on each side of the face in front of the ears. They are complex joints, and unhealthy function can impact many areas of a patient’s life. Dysfunction in the TMJ can affect talking, chewing, as well as preservation of teeth and bone. They can also cause a range of uncomfortable and painful situations for a patient if misaligned or functioning improperly.
The providers at Cleveland Center for Integrative Dentistry offer evaluation and treatment options for TMJ disorders. These disorders may stem from the joints, the muscles, bite alignment, or the nervous system associated with these areas. Symptoms that signify a problem vary, so only an experienced and trained professional will be able to provide a positive diagnosis. Symptoms can appear suddenly, or may present as a result of trauma or injury. Proper diagnosis may involve answering questions, x-rays, a clinical exam, evaluation of symptoms, and possibly a CT scan.