Category: Patient Comfort

Are You Completely Asleep During Sedation Dentistry?

Are You Completely Asleep During Sedation Dentistry?

Even if you are not entirely asleep during sedation dentistry, you won’t feel any pain.  Dentists have been using some type of anesthesia since the 1840s when nitrous oxide was first administered to patients. Since then, dental anesthesiology has advanced to the point where, today, your dentist has several ways to make your procedure nearly

7 Signs You May Need Your Wisdom Teeth Removed

Knowing when to get your wisdom teeth removed is essential to both your dental health and your general health. Learn what signs to look out for. In the thousands of years since humans first developed wisdom teeth as an evolutionary response to eating raw meats, vegetables, and roots, these molars have become little more than

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How to Manage Jaw Pain from TMJ Syndrome

Are you suffering from TMJ syndrome? Here’s how to get relief from jaw pain. The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research estimates 10 million Americans suffer from temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome, a persistent pain in the jaw. A hinge joint, the TMJ connects your jawbone to your skull. Because of this joint’s smooth sliding

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Are You Worried About Sensitive Teeth After Whitening?

Teeth sensitivity after whitening isn’t permanent, but it can be uncomfortable. Follow these five tips to manage any post-whitening pain. Teeth whitening is one of the most popular ways to add some extra sparkle to your smile before a special event like a wedding or job interview. In just a few hours you can make

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7 Tips for an Anxiety-Free Dental Visit

Do you dread going to the dentist? A little nervousness is normal — but don’t let your anxiety stop you from taking care of your oral health. Afraid to go to the dentist? You’re not alone. Many people feel anxious before their semi-annual dental visit. Fear of the dentist is usually rooted in a fear

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Extraction Regret Syndrome: Getting a Tooth Extraction too Soon

Did you know that there’s such thing as getting orthodontic treatment too soon? If you got braces before you were ready, you may not be completely happy with the results. Although many resources take a “the sooner the better…” stance on getting orthodontic appliances, several recent studies are starting to challenge that idea. Read on

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5 Benefits of CEREC Same Day Crowns

CEREC stands for chairside economical restoration of esthetic ceramics, but what it means for patients is a flawlessly repaired smile in just one appointment. If you have a damaged or decayed tooth, you can save time with CEREC one-visit dental crowns from a skilled dentist. These high quality restorations recreate the lost natural dental structures and leave