Dental Treatments – Flap Surgery

Flap Procedure pic
Flap Procedure
Image: WebMD.com

Dr. Nicholas Rauber is an experienced dentist who graduated from the Louisiana State University School of Dentistry. Nick Rauber, DDS conducts flap surgeries and other procedures at the Aesthetic Dentistry Group in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and is skilled in treating patients with gum disease.

When a patient has gum disease, it means that bacteria has grown over and under the gums, damaging the tissue. Mild gum disease is called gingivitis, but as it progresses, it becomes periodontitis, then progresses to advanced periodontitis. If left untreated, gum disease can do serious damage to teeth and even to the jawbone.

Dentists may suggest the flap surgery procedure to help address periodontitis. The procedure involves carefully separating the gums and folding them away from the teeth, permitting dentists to remove colonies of bacteria that have grown there and formed harmful plaque and tartar.

Moreover, in the event the infection has damaged bone, dentists may set about repairing and reshaping the bone so as to avoid future infection.

Catching the Swollest Fish

Swollfest Fishing Rodeo pic
Swollfest Fishing Rodeo
Image: swollfest.com

Nicholas “Nick” Rauber, DDS, is a partner at Aesthetic Dentistry Group and an active community contributor in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. When he was just 17 years old, Dr. Nick Rauber started a small, eight-person festival called Swollfest that has grown to an annual event with over 600 participants and is now recognized as one of the biggest donors to the American Diabetes Association in the area.

Swollfest is a fishing competition, or rodeo, that started with a group of high school boys competing to catch the “swollest” fish, which is a word that comes from slang for a person who gets “swoll” or “swollen” from working out at the gym. Today, thousands of people come down for the event, which raises funds for several organizations including Cancer Services and the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Several awards can be won at the event for individuals and teams fishing offshore, inshore, or in a kayak. The award for the biggest fish is called, of course, “Overall Swollest Fish.”

The Research of the American Diabetes Association

A partner at the Aesthetic Dentistry Group in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Nicholas “Nick” Rauber, DDS, graduated from Louisiana State University. When he was a teenager, Dr. Nick Rauber founded the Swollfest Fishing Rodeo, the proceeds of which benefit a number of charities, including the American Diabetes Association (ADA).

Founded 75 years ago, the American Diabetes Association is committed to providing advocacy, information, services, and research funding to help people affected by type 1 and type 2 diabetes. With information resource programs and advocacy work impacting millions of people every year, the association continually looks for ways to improve lives in the future by funding and leading innovation in diabetes research.

Since 1952, it has helped fund almost 4,500 projects with over $700 million, including investigator-led research, training, and collaborative projects focused on a single aspect of the disease. Some of its recent research breakthroughs include a smart insulin patch capable of monitoring blood sugar and releasing insulin as needed, an artificial pancreas to treat issues related to low blood glucose, and exploration of the link between heart disease and diabetes. The ADA also supports doctors by providing clinical practice guidelines, patient education materials, journals, and books.

Country Music Superstar Visits Thriving Man-Made Reef

A dentist at the Aesthetic Dentistry Group in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Dr. Nick Rauber is also the founder of the Swollfest Fishing Rodeo, a large charity event that supports the Muscular Dystrophy Association and the American Diabetes Association. In addition, Nick Rauber, DDS, serves as a Baton Rouge Chapter board member of the Coastal Conservation Association in Louisiana.

Founded in 1977 in response to commercial overfishing, the Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) participates in many activities to protect coastal resources for the enjoyment of future generations. In 2015, country music star Kenny Chesney visited the CCA’s man-made reefs in the St. John River in Jacksonville, Florida. The CCA used funds raised through its partnership with Chesney to build two reef sites, each measuring 200 feet by 200 feet. As Chesney noted during his visit, the reefs had strengthened the quality of life in the St. John River.

The two reefs, located approximately 20 miles inland from the Atlantic Ocean, provide vital habitat and improved fishing opportunities. Through activities such as these, which the CCA runs in 17 participating states, the organization hopes to promote the evolution of healthy ocean and beach environments for the future.