If you usually experience anxiety surrounding your dental appointments, sedation dentistry may be able to help you. Often times, anxious patients are unable to endure long procedures and in serious cases, even cleaning appointments. Don’t feel discouraged if this sounds like you, your dentist can help recommend different medications and levels of sedation based off of how severe your situation is. But, they need to know about it, first! If it’s been awhile since you’ve seen your dentist, make that step today and discuss options to help you feel more at ease throughout your appointment!
Often times, doing things to prevent something from happening can be much easier than having to treat the problem after it arises. For example, gum disease is much easier to prevent than to treat, especially because it can reoccur once you’ve had it before. If you’re able to catch and treat the symptoms in its early stages of gingivitis – you may be in luck! In many cases when gingivitis is caught early on, dentists are able to reverse the effects, often curing the infection altogether. But, it’s much better to be preventive than to have to be reactive, right? You won’t regret practicing these 3 ways to prevent gum disease. Continue reading
At some point nearly all of us develop tooth pain. What causes toothaches? Can we take steps to prevent them? Understanding the common factors behind your discomfort is a key not only to prevention, but to also maintaining an overall healthier smile. After all, sudden discomfort is often a warning sign that your dentist needs to address an issue with your oral health.