Did you know that there is an incredible painless healing modality that aids rapid recovery following dental work? There are new advancements in research regarding postradiotherapy cases, osteonecrosis of the jaw, osteomyelitis, periodontal disease, and dental implants. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy can even be used in conjunction with other procedures such as bone grafting.
The FDA has approved Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) for recovery from dental procedures, including post extractions, post surgical healing, pre and post implant procedures, osteomyelitis (jaw or facial bone infections), cavitations, oral non healing wounds, non healing soft tissue infection, and osteoradionecrosis, or complications in radiation therapy that leads to bone damage of the jaw. HBOT aids in the healing process of many dental procedures.
HBOT assists with post surgical healing through angiogenesis, or growth of new blood vessels, prevents infection, and assists antibiotics to kill bacteria. Patients report reduced hospitalization time, infection clearing due to the antibiotics working better, as well as reducing the adhesion of leukocytes, thereby reducing inflammation, swelling and edema in the area.
On our website, we detail the full benefits a patient may receive with doing HBOT before and after certain dental procedures here, Dental • Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery, Inc. Sometimes HBOT is used in conjunction with the surgical procedure, as well as antibiotics to give the patient the best opportunity for true and complete healing. Comparatively, according to studies, healing time is greatly reduced when a patient also has HBOT treatments and less complications from their procedures are reported.
In this study, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy – Can It Be the New Era in Dentistry? – PMC, it describes the benefit of HBOT in connection with different dental conditions that are covered by insurance, and the effects it has on the healing process. The study finds that in the case of osteomyelitis, there was an increase in “the host response and at making the environment more favorable for the action of the inflammatory cells.” In a study which was done on the treatment of chronic refractory osteomyelitis, 11 out of 14 patients were successively treated with hyperbaric oxygen therapy without any complications.” The study concluded that “hyperbaric oxygen therapy serves a promising future and a new era of safer treatment modalities.”
Osteomyelitis is a condition that can be caused by staphylococcus bacteria. It is incredibly painful, and it enters the bone through the bloodstream. It is an infection of the bone. Some individuals may be more at risk if they have conditions like diabetes, or kidney disease. Treatment includes antibiotics and surgery at the site. HBOT is being used for osteomyelitis because of the antibiotic enhancing abilities of the oxygenation process. Here, Adjuvant hyperbaric oxygen therapy in the treatment of hemodialysis patients with chronic osteomyelitis, a comparison study was done for patients with chronic osteomyelitis. They were given HBOT treatments when the tissue failed to heal after traditional methods, and it was concluded that HBOT “is effective as an adjunct to aggressive medical and surgical treatment.”
A patient, Helena S, was not able to treat her osteomyelitis due to a tooth abscess. The pain was unbearable. Since starting HBOT at Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery INC, Helena has seen major improvements. “This program has certainly improved my well being from the standpoint of improved blood flow to the area of my jaw, and hopeful improvement of the infection long term…I’ve noticed an amazing side effect, a marked improvement in my vision. It has been really remarkable.” The full testimony is here, Dental Osteomyelitis Patient Recommends Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT).
Contact us to learn how you can benefit from HBOT following your next dental surgery, or oral procedure. We can answer any of your questions, including if it will be covered by your insurance (most dental patients using HBOT will be). Here at Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery INC, we will make sure you receive the best in care. Call us at 415-785-8652 to start your HBOT journey.
HBOT Increases Stem Cell Proliferation 8-fold!
According to The Mayo Clinic, “Stem cells are the body’s raw materials — cells from which all other cells with specialized functions are generated. Under the right conditions in the body or a laboratory, stem cells divide to form more cells called daughter cells.” The full article is listed here Stem cells: What they are and what they do – Mayo Clinic. Stem cells create red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. Using oxygen for energy, these cells can move and form into new cells and tissue when needed by the body. Only stem cells can do this.
At Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery INC we provide Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) treatments for those patients that may be more complex and have difficulty healing. If you are new to HBOT, a hyperbaric chamber saturates the cells with 100% oxygen. Stem cells proliferate, and angiogenesis speeds healing. Stem cells are an important part of the healing process with HBOT. HBOT can provide an 8 fold increase in your own stem cell production!
Stem cells come from either embryonic cells, or adult stem cells. Researchers used to think that adult stem cells could only create similar types of tissue, but they are discovering that adult stem cells can be used to grow tissue from other parts of the body. If these cells are from the same individual they will most likely be accepted by the body in a transplant. Many people can benefit from stem cell therapy, such as those with Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s, spinal cord injuries, heart disease, burns, and many more. HBOT allows the stem cells to proliferate, and heal the area of the body that is damaged. According to a study by the American Journal of Physiology, the article states, “Over a course of 20 treatments, circulating CD34 cells (stem cells) increased eightfold…” The article is here Stem cell mobilization by hyperbaric oxygen | American Journal of Physiology-Heart and Circulatory Physiology.
A local teen found out she had an infection in her foot, and went to the hospital. It was severe. She was given the usual antibiotics treatment. According to the testimonial, she said, “The patient insisted on getting a prescription for HBOT…Hyperbaric oxygen therapy was essential for helping clear out the infection rapidly and effectively.” In no time, the teenager was able to perform music and her usual activities after successful rounds of HBOT. The teenager did her research, and advocated for herself. Her testimonial is here Fungal Infection • Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery, Inc.
Please give us a call at (415) 785-8652 for a phone consultation to see if you may benefit from HBOT. Here at Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery INC, your Quality of Life matters. If you are experiencing any of the conditions that HBOT is able to assist with, the highly trained staff will take care of you. We serve the Greater Bay Area and are your premier providers for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy.
HBOT Helps Heal Those With Brain Injuries
Two million people each year suffer from traumatic brain injuries, and a lot of them are mild. Rehabilitation and therapy is only somewhat successful in these patients. HBOT, or Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, is a wonderful way to fill in the gap of these treatments in those with TBI, or traumatic brain injury.
Those that suffer from post concussion syndrome may also benefit from HBOT. Post concussion syndrome patients can feel anything from headaches, dizziness, and cognitive dysfunction. These symptoms can occur for weeks to months after the initial injury. See your doctor if you have any of these symptoms after a head injury, even if the injury is mild.
Studies show that patient symptoms and quality of life improve when receiving HBOT. According to one study, “HBOT can induce neuroplasticity leading to repair of chronically impaired brain functions and improved quality of life in mTBI patients with prolonged PCS at late chronic stage.” The brain uses 20% of the total oxygen needed by the body. It has been shown that stem cells regenerate with the use of HBOT, which is pressurized oxygen, and that in turn angiogenesis is possible. Neuroplasticity (the brain’s ability to form new neural connections due to circumstances like injury) is improved when given HBOT. The full study is here Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Can Improve Post Concussion Syndrome Years after Mild Traumatic Brain Injury – Randomized Prospective Trial
The brain cannot function optimally after an injury. After an injury, oxygen cannot be used efficiently any longer. Multiple functions are disrupted after an injury. HBOT saturates the brain with oxygen, so that angiogenesis is possible with the formation of new blood cells. New blood vessels or capillary growth allow the brain to form neural connections and repair many times improving cognitive function. If parts of the brain are hypoxic (lacking oxygen), then HBOT may be able to enable healing in those areas. Studies are showing success stories with the use of HBOT in mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBI).
Terry B gives high praise for Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery INC after suffering from two concussions within a few years of each other. She lives an active life and loves white water rafting. She had already known about HBOT before the first incident, so she called Advanced right away. Within 4 sessions, her post concussion syndrome improved dramatically. She said, “I was a little nervous about going into a chamber, I’d never done that before, and the staff was amazing…It was explained step by step what was going to happen.” After having another rafting accident, she knew Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery would get her in right away. She was able to heal both her physical injuries as well as her concussion syndrome. Terry experienced symptoms such as crying intermittently and dizziness (which all diminished with HBOT).
Breathing oxygen in a hyperbaric chamber improves the body’s own healing mechanisms and ability. It is an innovative medical healing therapy utilized for so many purposes. Call us today to learn what HBOT can do for you.
HBOT and Bone Healing
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (or HBOT) increases and improves bone regeneration. Those that have suffered sports injuries, as well as post radiation complications that affect the bone can receive and benefit from HBOT.
100% medical grade oxygen under slight pressure in a hyperbaric chamber promotes bone healing, due to the increased levels of oxygen in blood cells. On an injured bone, HBOT improves the healing process by increasing collagen formation and increasing the activity of the osteoclast and osteoblast of the bone matrix. Old cells die off, within the bone, and new bone cells will form. HBOT facilitates bone regeneration in many circumstances. Here https://bit.ly/3xbAT2g explains how HBOT can assist in bone healing and regeneration.
In bones, fibroblasts are located in connective tissue. These secrete collagen proteins. When they are given more oxygen, collagen production increases, and healing can occur. If there is bone death, for instance after radiation therapy, increased oxygen supply from a hyperbaric chamber will be able to increase blood supply to the damaged tissue and bone, especially in conjunction with bone grafting treatments.
Other cells like osteoblasts and osteoclasts are involved in bone repair. These types of cells work together to heal the bone tissue. It has been observed that when HBOT is applied, the osteoblast formation was seen to increase in patients. Then, the affect on osteoclasts increase as well. The osteoclasts are responsible for bone reabsorption. These work together in bone repair. The Science page discusses this process further on our site: https://hyperbaricoxygentherapy.com/patient-info#5
One of our bone healing patients, Dorina Vaccaroni, broke her tibia in a cycling race. As an athlete, she was disappointed that she might have to stop working for 2 months to let it heal. She heard that hyperbaric therapy is good for bones, so she found us online. She came to Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery INC. After about 10 days, she went back to her doctor to see if she needed an X-ray, and it was no longer needed. She was incredibly grateful! Here’s the full testimonial: https://bit.ly/3nNNXba
HBOT has real world applications. Supplying oxygen to non-healing wounds, meaning any injury that does not heal correctly or at all, can begin the healing process to the wound at the cellular level. Patients enjoy a relaxing experience in their chamber during the treatment process. Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery INC is a woman-owned, award-winning hyperbaric oxygen clinic. Contact us for more information, and visit our socials on Facebook and Instagram, located at the top of the page.
Pain Reduction with HBOT
The pain relief benefits of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) have been proven by thorough research over the years. When cells are being given a greater oxygen supply, inflammation is reduced, stem cell production is increased 8 fold, and nerve endings are repaired so the healing can become more efficient. Thus, the patient’s pain from the injury decreases over time as they heal.
One simply cannot go to any oxygen chamber for these pain reducing benefits. A patient needs to go to a medical grade hyperbaric facility operated by licensed medical professionals that is well maintained to the highest standards. The chambers must use medical grade oxygen and be at proven pressures so the patient can receive the best benefits from the medical grade hard chambers. If these systems are in place, the FDA approves Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) for certain conditions.
The science of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy has been around for 350 years. HBOT has been proven to decrease pain in many different types of pain syndromes, such as those caused by injury, non-healing wounds, burns, sonic injuries, radiation damage, infection injury and much more. According to a pilot study, https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32947434/, HBOT significantly reduced pain in Rheumatoid Arthritis patients. Range of motion also increases when inflammation is lowered. Along with RA pain, HBOT is being researched to help with other conditions like lupus, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue syndrome. HBOT at Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery INC can improve Quality of Life for many patients.
As with RA, HBOT is being considered for those suffering from Lyme Disease. Not only does the increased oxygen kill the bacteria, but HBOT also helps the patients reduce their suffering from the disease as well, improving their quality of life. Gayle L was a patient at Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery INC, and discovered she had Lyme Disease. “When I came in for my first treatment and met the rest of the team- I knew I was going to be okay and well taken care of no matter who was in the driver’s seat!…I thought for a few days that I had a temperature because I just felt “warm” inside. I realized I hadn’t felt what it felt like for my immune system and body to be working- I am feeling what “normal” feels like.” Gayle described that she began to feel much better after session 30. Talk to your doctor or to one of our physicians to see if your condition could benefit from HBOT, and our team can answer your questions on how it can reduce your inflammation and aid in the healing process.
The sooner the patient discovers HBOT, the faster healing can occur, and pain cycles can be improved or stopped all together. You have the ability to help others alleviate suffering right now, share this information and change lives.
Insurance Can Cover Your HBOT Treatment
For our patients’ benefit, Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery INC, is contracted with many insurance companies, who pay for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy depending on the condition that needs to be treated. There are a number of FDA approved conditions that indicate when HBOT is covered by insurance. Other situations and conditions are undergoing research, testing, and pier review.
See the list below of the insurance covered conditions:
- Non-healing Wounds
- Post Radiation Effects
- Air or gas Embolism
- Acute Traumatic Ischemia
- Acute Anemia, Exceptional Blood Loss Anemia
- Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
- Comprised Skin Flaps
- Cyanide Poisoning
- Decompression Sickness
- Gas Gangrene
- Necrotizing Infections
- Radiation Effects
- Some Cases of Osteomyelitis
- Some Non-Healing Wounds, Diabetes, Diabetic Foot
- Thermal or Extensive Burns
Some HBOT facilities are not covered by insurance. Their staff are not Nationally Certified or educated in Hyperbaric Medicine, their physicians are not credentialed by Insurance Companies or back ground checks, and they are not using equipment regulated by the FDA. Do your research as to which facility can be covered by your insurance. According to fda.gov, “The FDA regulates both the oxygen used in HBOT and the hyperbaric chambers…” We make sure to cover all the bases on our end to give the patient the most high quality, best and safest HBOT experience while following hospital standards of care.
Here are just a few of the Insurance Companies that Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery INC is contracted with:
- United Health Care
- Kaiser Permanente
- Anthem Blue Cross
There are some questions you can ask your insurance provider before beginning your HBOT treatment. Does your provider cover your specific condition under HBOT? What cost do they cover? How many HBOT treatments will your insurance cover or provide for you? Once your provider approves your treatment, you may either have to pay a copay or use your deductible depending on the policy that you chose. Many times the patient pays nothing out of pocket.
We have a billing team that rocks in dealing with insurance coverage, they have made the process as simple as possible to get insurance to cover Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy when warranted.
What is the process for getting started? First, IF you have a condition that is approved by your insurance, one of our very experienced physicians in Hyperbaric Medicine will do a thorough medical history, current symptom and medications review and if warranted will prescribe HBOT treatment for you.
Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery INC takes the appropriate steps to be approved, beginning with our health and safety regulations, the medical grade oxygen we use and the medical grade hard chambers operated by our Licensed and certified staff. If you or someone you know could benefit from hyperbaric oxygen therapy, please let them know that we take insurance! It is a wonderful benefit for patients when insurance can cover treatment.
Vance G. of Novato suffered post-radiation effects of stage 4 tongue cancer which kept his jaw from healing. He stated, “Radiation and teeth removal from my stage 4 tongue cancer treatments affected my jaw from healing…the staff was exceptional. They were all professional and very caring. It made my whole experience comfortable.” The full testimonial is on our website, under “Testimonials.” People every day are discovering the simplicity of hyperbaric medicine, with very real results. Here at Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery INC we set the highest standards for our patients. Please schedule a consultation today!
Our Goal Is Your Safety
Here at Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery INC, your safety is our priority when you visit our facility. We are a by appointment clinic, and will remain 10 feet of distance between staff at all times. Everyone is health screened daily, and we are vigilant when it comes to hand washing and sanitizing equipment. Our front doors remain locked. Staff is well trained in current Covid-19 procedures. Our facility does not treat patients with Covid-19, for the safety of staff and other patients.
When a patient enters our facility, they will be required to wear a mask. The patient is required to take their temperature, and sanitize hands upon entering. While the patient is still in their car they will call in and a staff member will ask health screening questions to see if the patient has been in contact with anyone with Covid-19 or has symptoms themselves. Once in the building, the air ventilation system is equipped with virus killing air scrubbers and air ventilation. Items a patient may bring to our facility is limited at this time. At this point, one patient is admitted at a time. The hyperbaric chambers are cleaned before and after each patient.
Once you make an appointment with us, your HBOT experience will continue to be enjoyable and relaxing as we can make it during these times. HBOT is a wonderful way to heal post surgery and post radiation, so we are taking the right steps to ensure your safety. You will be given a white bag upon arrival to put in items such as your bag, clothing and shoes. Patients will be given 100% cotton scrubs to wear during their visit. When leaving, patients will apply hand sanitizer again.
These trying times are unheard of for most of us. Our health is a public concern, and here at Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery INC we want you to be able to make the right decision about HBOT and how it impacts your own health. That is why we are here, to provide a service that is little discussed as a viable healing option for many conditions that are listed on our website, at this section https://hyperbaricoxygentherapy.com/conditions/approved.
Taking care of our own health and family’s health is essential to preventing more outbreaks of Covid-19. Exercise, eat right, and drinking plenty of water are pivotal in maintaining good health. The medical community is realizing what the benefits of 100% medical grade hyperbaric chambers can do. These are exciting times for patients as HBOT is accepted by most insurance companies, as more and more doctors are recommending their patients receive HBOT after their conventional medicine therapies. Please call our facility, or contact us online to make a telemedicine video appointment with one of our knowledgeable staff members so we can discuss your HBOT treatment.
Heal Yourself, Heal the World
Recovery is part of the journey to good health, and it is imperative that people look at health differently. At Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery INC, we believe that taking care of yourself, healing yourself back to optimum health, helps heal the world. Mark Nepo said, “When we heal ourselves, we heal the world.” When we are at our best, we can participate in our communities and live life to the fullest. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy helps heal many conditions approved by the FDA such as non-healing wounds, exceptional blood anemia, and carbon monoxide poisoning. This month of September we will be focusing on how hyperbaric therapy can benefit you and your loved ones.
Hyperbaric therapy helps to heal the wound from the inside out, as the patient breathes 100% Medical Grade oxygen from the hyperbaric chamber under slight pressure. HBOT reduces swelling from the wound, and heals the surrounding tissue. Injuries need oxygen to heal, and with a medical grade chamber, hyperbaric therapy is essential for healing many conditions. Depending on the issue, a patient will need several treatments.
Staff at Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery INC will be present at all times, monitoring the session. The staff is expertly trained in the medical oxygen chambers, to keep you safe and to give appropriate feedback for your sessions. Gina Kitania stated that “I had the great good fortune to encounter Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery because I had orthopedic issues…ever since then, my recovery times from exertion or exercise are so much shorter.” She recommends her pre and post op patients to get hyperbaric recovery treatments. HBOT is a safe and effective way to get yourself back on your feet to complete recovery.
The medical grade chambers heal wounds faster when the patient breathes 100% Medical Grade Oxygen, instead of any percentage less than that in nonmedical chambers. Many people use hyperbaric chambers, such as scuba divers, fire fighters, athletes, CEO’s and celebrities . People who need to recover from surgery can do so by reducing swelling and pain, giving oxygen to the whole body, which will help the surgery site recover.
Hyperbaric therapy is sometimes the last piece in the puzzle for a person with chronic conditions to begin a life of healing. When a person heals from old wounds, a lingering infection, or detoxes from a toxic exposure, physically, they can move forward in life. WIthout chronic pain, a person can live life to the fullest and then help those around them better than ever before.
There are numerous benefits to hyperbaric oxygen therapy, including collagen production to help skin conditions. HBOT can help with cell repair, and skin cell damage. Hyperbaric therapy has been called “the fountain of youth” with good reason. Oxygen can benefit stem cells by doubling your stem cell production with one hyperbaric session and increasing your stem cell production 8-FOLD with 20 consecutive sessions. This action is also motivating the bone marrow to stimulate the osteoclasts and osteoblasts in the bone to heal fractures more completely and grow new bone stronger.
At Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery INC we encourage patients to ask questions on what we can do for them. You can send us an email or give a phone call and a knowledgeable staff member will help you begin your journey. Making the commitment to hyperbaric therapy is committing to improving your quality of life. And remember, when you heal yourself, you also heal the world.