If you’re someone who doesn’t necessarily come in for dental care without a worry in the world, then you might also be someone who can benefit from nitrous oxide. While you may have heard of this type of dental sedation, you might not really know what to make of it. Is it something that could help you? What is the process like and will it interrupt your day, you might wonder? For answers to these questions and more, we offer you the insight that will help you see that relaxing care is a reality for everyone!
You hear about preventive care all the time. You see ads for dental hygiene products everywhere you look. We tell you to schedule an oral examination every time you leave our practice because we want to see you in six months. While you hear about prevention consistently, we know that doesn’t mean you understand why the details are so very important. As a result, we offer you a couple reasons you should not underestimate them!
You may think that it’s only a matter of time before you find yourself in need of a tooth replacement option like a dental bridge or dental implants. This is because you assume tooth loss is a natural result of the aging process. Is this the case you wonder? If so, how is it that you know some mature individuals who still have a full set of healthy teeth? To answer these questions, we are happy to walk you through a brief Q&A session. For more information about protecting your oral health, come in for care.
One of the more common topics that comes up when we discuss oral surgery with our patients is: Pain. We know that the idea of receiving any type of dental care, particularly care that requires a surgical procedure, immediately causes you to wonder how it’s going to feel. Will it feel good? Bad? Somewhere in between? For starters, we can tell you in earnest that we do everything in our power to protect you from any type of discomfort. As for the particulars you’re hoping to find, we are happy to get you started with a Q&A session (and will offer further details during your visits).
We have already provided you with a reminder that April is a month during which it’s time to focus on protecting yourself from oral cancer. Did you know that in addition to that topic, there’s another issue that receives national recognition regarding your oral health? Indeed! April is also National Facial Protection Month. Not familiar with what this is all about but you would certainly prefer to keep your face safe and sound? No problem. We can quickly catch you up to speed.
While you might be able to think of other things to celebrate during the month of April that are a bit more lighthearted, we encourage you to take time to recognize it as Oral Cancer Awareness Month. In doing so, you will be reminded of the best approach to caring for your smile and preventing oral cancer, so you can enjoy lifelong oral health. Take some tips into consideration, so your smile stays vibrant and safe.
Have you recently noticed as spring has sprung that your teeth hurt? That you almost wish you could just pop them right out of place because of some serious pressure going on beneath them? If so, you may find yourself frantically worrying about whether you’ve suddenly experienced widespread decay or infection. While it’s always good to come see us for a dental visit, we have some relief for you in the form of answers to questions about your smile sensitivity this spring.
If you notice a crack in your tooth, does that mean you need an immediate dental extraction? Not exactly. As you might have already guessed, there are many different types of cracks and injuries that your teeth may incur. Some, of course, are much more severe than others. While removing a tooth that we cannot save through any other means is a solution that can protect your oral health, this is a last resort (not an immediate decision). Learn more!
While you believe that the diagnosis and suggestion for surgery we offer you is accurate, your mind may not remain focused on your mouth. Instead, you may stop thinking about dental surgery and its benefits for a while and begin wondering if you can actually afford it. Good news: You can.
Learning about dental sedation will bring up a lot of questions. Of course, you want to choose the best solution to address your dental anxiety or to help you peacefully make it through a procedure you’re not too excited about. While we will be thrilled to talk with you about your options, we focus today on some helpful details regarding IV sedation, so you can more easily distinguish between different choices.