Microsurgery leads to improved esthetics, rapid healing, reduced disease and enhanced patient care.
The first microscope centered periodontal practice in Oregon.
The microscope allows the clinician to gather and observe detailed information for a skilled and accurate diagnosis.
In the pursuit of excellence, Dr. Henshaw is dedicated to the incorporation of Periodontal microsurgery and dental implant microsurgery. Microsurgery ensures a minimally invasive approach to surgery. Patients experience the benefits of Periodontal Microsurgery:
The patient and doctor are in a more comfortable working environment. Dr. Henshaw works in a more ergonomic position without stress and tension instead of leaning over the paitient. This allows the doctor and patient to be at ease during operating procedures.
Using the surgical microscope increases Dr. Henshaw's vision to be able to diagnose and treat where the naked eye is not able. Dr. Henshaw is able to perform his operations with up to 20x the magnification of the naked eye. Increased vision allows for greater precision.
Before & After Microsurgery
Seven Days Post-Operation
Six Weeks Post-Operation
Using a less invasive approach, with smaller sutures and incisions, Dr. Henshaw decreases trauma to the gums and thus increases healing and recovery time.
In traditional gum grafting larger tools are used. Larger scalpels, needles and sutures create larger incisions and thus cause more bleeding and pain as well as require more recovery time.
Dr. Henshaw uses a less invasive microsurgical approach, providing the utmost care and attention to detail. This approach is more precise, causing less trauma and bleeding to the gums.
Dr. Henshaw is a contributor in well known microscope textbooks. He has been published in:
In traditional surgery, the scalpel is approximately 12mm (1/2 in) and the microsurgical scalpel is approximately 3 mm (1/10 in). Greater precision allows for better accuracy and less trauma to the tissues.
Standard needles are nearly three times the size of microsurgical needles. The suture (thread) is incredibly thin and would compare to a human hair, yet it's strength is comparable to the larger suture.
The microscope makes details and fine structures clearly visible. It enables Dr. Henshaw to better visualize the regions of interest and consistently provide patients with high-quality examinations and treatments. Highly ergonomic functions enable convenient adjustment of the focal length while maintaining preferred working posture. The microscope also has camera options to facilitate patient consultation and documentation; depending on the patient's specific needs.
"As medicine and dentistry continue the pursuit of minimally invasive treatment, periodontal microsurgery and its principles will emerge as the methodology to meet both professional and public demand. The microscope provides a tremendous platform from which the microsurgical clinician can gather and observe detailed and precise amounts of information for the diagnosis and treatment of patients with skill and accuracy. Microsurgery leads to improved esthetics, rapid healing, reduced morbidity, and enhanced patient acceptance." -Carranza's Clinical Periodontology (Authors: Michael G. Newman, Henry Takei, Perry R. Klokkevold, Fermin A. Carranza; Contributors: Shanelec D., Henshaw R.)