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5 Amazing Benefits of Sedation Dentistry (Outside of Battling Dental Anxiety)

May 28, 2021

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Patient smiling in dentist's chair while discussing sedation dentistry

If you struggle with fear surrounding going to the dentist, then you may be familiar with anxiety-relieving options like nitrous oxide. What you may not know, however, is that there are other benefits of sedation dentistry. Keep reading to learn more about this calming option and why your dentist may recommend it for you!

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4 Ways to Know if You’re Qualified to Receive Sedation Dentistry

April 29, 2021

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a young female patient listens as her sedation dentist explains whether she is a good candidate for treatment

Does the idea of visiting the dentist’s office cause you to become anxious? Do you worry that you’ll leave in more pain than when you arrived? Are you contemplating the idea of canceling your appointment? You’re not alone when it comes to dental anxiety. Millions of people suffer from it and often forgo regular care as a result. Unfortunately, this decision leads to more serious oral health problems that only a sedation dentist can fix. Whether you’re preparing for an upcoming visit or dental procedure, here are 4 signs that can help you determine if you will be a good candidate for sedation dentistry.

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4 Things to Look For When Choosing an Emergency Dentist

April 16, 2021

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an emergency dentist in Coram performing work on a patient

Are you prone to waiting until the last minute to get things done? When it comes to dental injuries, attempting to find the right emergency dentist in Coram while dealing with a knocked-out tooth or jaw pain isn’t the best idea. Taking the time to do your research and find a professional ahead of time will allow you to remain calm and avoid the potential for further damaging your smile. If you’re unsure what to look for, here are 4 things you should be mindful of when choosing the right emergency dentist.

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What is It Really Like to Be Under Dental Sedation?

February 20, 2021

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Dentist preparing child for sedation dentistry

In the past, you’ve always found your dental visits to be stressful, somewhat harrowing experiences. You know that having your teeth cleaned and checked for cavities is important, but because of your anxiety, you find yourself reluctant to schedule an appointment even when it’s absolutely necessary. You do know that sedation dentistry promises to help you overcome your dental fears and make your visit much more comfortable, but what will it really feel like? Below, you can learn more about the different types of dentistry and how they really feel.

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3 Frequently Asked Questions About Sedation Dentistry

February 11, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — islanddailydentalcareteam @ 2:17 pm
Dentist placing nitrous oxide mask on child patient

Up to a fifth of US adults suffer from dentophobia – the fear of visiting the dentist. No matter how simple or routine the treatment in question might be, some people are simply filled with fear and anxiety whenever they visit the dentist’s office. Sedation dentistry has made regular checkups and cleanings much easier for such patients, but many don’t fully understand what it is or whether they can benefit from it. In this post, a dentist answers 3 frequently asked questions about sedation dentistry.

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History Nerd? Learn About the Evolution of Dentures

January 29, 2021

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man reading a book learning about the evolution of dentures

Whether you’re a history buff or an avid classics reader, you like getting glimpses into how people lived in the past. You put down the book you’re enjoying and decide to get ready for bed. Then, when you take out your dentures to soak for the night, you wonder how people way back in the day replaced lost teeth. What did they use? How do modern dentures differ from those of the past? Read on to learn the history of the evolution of dentures and how your modern dentures came to be.

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5 Signs You May Need IV Sedation

January 12, 2021

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patient looking worried and needing IV sedation

You dread the thought of going to the dentist’s office, but you can’t bear your tooth pain any longer. Millions of people go years avoiding the dentist until they absolutely have to, which is unfortunate because minor preventive care can help them avoid pain and damage to their smile. As you reluctantly call your dentist for an appointment, you find out that they offer IV sedation. This is wonderful news! But are you a good candidate for this option? Read on to find out whether you could be a good candidate.

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What Do Dental Implants Feel Like When Placed?

December 9, 2020

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an older woman wearing a teal cardigan and showing off her healthy, beautiful smile thanks to dental implants

Are you a denture-wearer? Are you tired of the way your restoration slips when eating or how it grows uncomfortable when slight changes occur to your jawbone? If so, you may be wondering how dental implants feel when surgically put into place. These superior tooth replacement solutions are designed to look just like natural teeth, but do they really feel as good as your dentist suggests? Read on to find out the truth about these unique prosthetics and why it’s worth the investment for a more permanent, longer-lasting smile.

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5 Smile-Friendly Stocking Stuffers

November 23, 2020

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Children on Christmas

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! However, this is not the most wonderful time for your children’s smiles. In fact, the holiday season is likely the most harmful time of year for teeth because of all the large meals and sugary treats. This doesn’t mean that you need to cut out all of the fun treats, but it is probably a good idea to keep the candy to a minimum. Here are some tooth-friendly stocking stuffers that promote excellent oral health for your family.

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How to Transition from Dentures to Dental Implants

November 5, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — islanddailydentalcareteam @ 9:37 pm
Woman with dental implants

Are you planning on making the transition from dentures to dental implants sometime in the near future? While dentures are a lifechanging tooth replacement option for people who have struggled with tooth loss, there are certain aspects of them that many people don’t find favorable. Dental implants have a variety of great benefits that you cannot get from other tooth replacement options. Read on to learn more about the pros of dental implants and how to care for them so your transition process goes smoothly.

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