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Arestin Revolutionizes Gum Disease Therapy

November 10, 2021

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Model of gum disease from poor oral hygieneTooth decay isn’t the only threat to your oral health. Gum disease can affect both your mouth and body. Although the infection is preventable, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates at least 50% of adults have it. While the early signs may not be alarming, gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss. Thankfully, your dentist can combat the infection and save your smile with antibiotic therapy. Here’s how Arestin has revolutionized treating gum disease.

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Am I Eligible to Receive Nitrous Oxide Sedation?

October 22, 2021

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man receiving nitrous oxide

Whether you need a dental checkup and cleaning or a customized crown, nitrous oxide sedation can be a great way to keep you comfortable, calm, and free of any pain. Many patients often experience some form of dental anxiety; however, with the help of a trusted dentist and a mixture of nitrous oxide and oxygen, you can slip into a fully relaxed state that makes your visit much more enjoyable. Read on to learn if you’re a qualified candidate for this type of treatment.

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3 Reasons a Dental Bridge Can Fail

October 8, 2021

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a dental bridge on the lower arch

Do you know what can cause dental bridge failure? If you’re unfamiliar with this idea, it’s an unfortunate reality for those who do not take proper care of their customized restoration. Although they’re not meant to last forever, they should remain firmly in place for more than a decade. Here are three reasons a dental bridge may not last as long and what you can do to keep it from failing.

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What Should I Do If I Need an Emergency Dentist But Don’t Have Dental Insurance?

August 22, 2021

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a woman seeing an emergency dentist

You’re experiencing immense tooth pain and know it’s time to see an emergency dentist; however, you’re hesitant because you do not have dental insurance. While it might seem as if there are no viable solutions, the truth is that it is far better to get the help you need as soon as possible before the problem worsens and results in more extensive, complex, and costly procedures. Even if you’re without insurance, there are other ways you can pay for emergency dental services. Read on to discover how you can get the care you need by choosing an alternative way to pay.

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Why Did My Dental Bridge Fall Out?

August 5, 2021

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a dental bridge on the lower arch

Are you concerned that your dental bridge fell out? Although these restorations are not meant to last forever, the last thing you want is for them to detach and leave your smile much more vulnerable. While there are many reasons this particular problem can occur, it’s important that you know what to do should it happen to you. Read on to discover why restorations like dental bridges can fall out and how your dentist can help remedy the problem.

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Sedation Dentistry: How Much Will It Cost?

July 17, 2021

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Nasal mask for nitrous oxide sedation about to be placed

If you are one of the 30 to 40 million people who report having dental anxiety, you may be thinking about getting dental sedation at your next dental appointment, especially if it’s for a procedure that will take a long time. However, since sedation will add to the cost of your visit, you’ll need to consider a few factors before you commit to it. Read on to learn more about what you can typically expect when it comes to the cost of sedation dentistry.

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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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