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Does your Smile Need a Change of Direction?

There is no question that routine dental care is necessary for a lifetime of oral health. This is true for all of us, even those who are extraordinarily contentious about the care they take of their teeth and gums. Dentists have the instrumentation and the training to see the earliest warning signs of dental decay, […]

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Sedation Dentistry: Do you have These Questions?

Research has indicated that dental anxiety is a common condition.  Approximately 1 person out of every 6 is so frightened of the dentist that they just don’t go. You know what a dangerous habit it can be to postpone dental care. Even if you are that 1 in 6, there is a knowing inside of […]

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IV Sedation in Dentistry: It May Not Be What You Think!

When most people think of sedation dentistry, they envision the convenience of popping a prescription anti-anxiety medication shortly before their dental appointment. Going back even farther into dental history, nervous patients could take the edge off of their fear by inhaling nitrous oxide during their treatments. IV sedation has been common in dentistry for many […]

Sedation Dentistry—The Basics

Many people put off necessary dental checkups and care because they are nervous about visiting the dentist. Avoiding the dentist, however, is one of the worst things you can do for your teeth. Regular checkups keep your teeth clean and make it possible to catch and correct small problems before they cause permanent damage. Fortunately, […]

3 Common Misconceptions About Sedation Dentistry

We all understand how important dental care is to our overall health. Even with this understanding, there are still a number of people who avoid going to the dentist due to fear.  Dental fear or anxiety typically is due to a faulty misunderstanding of how painful dental treatment will actually be. That’s where the field […]

Dental Uses of Oral Conscious Sedation

Sedation dentistry is beneficial for patients who have: Past traumatic dental experiences Fear of the dentist and dental treatments Overwhelming anxiety at dental appointments Oral conscious sedation means you will take a pill that allows you to become deeply relaxed but still awake and fully conscious. This type of sedation is not necessarily for one […]

The Advantages of Sedation Dentistry

Some people are so afraid of dental work that they neglect their oral health and the dental problems that need to be addressed. If you feel this kind of anxiety and fear about the dentist, then sedation dentistry may be the right way to reduce these feelings and get the dental services you need and […]

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