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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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3 Frequently Asked Questions About Sedation Dentistry

February 11, 2021

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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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