1. Your Dentist Ordered a Root Canal: Now What?

    You went to your dentist for the first time in several years and even though you were worried about what she might find, you didn’t expect that she would recommend a root canal. A root canal is a serious bit of work, and is considered oral surgery. This is a process by which the dentist will cut down and essentially disable the nerve endings in the tooth. Usually when that cavity is so severe or…Read More

  2. Wisdom Teeth: What Are They For and Why Bother Trying to Keep Them?

    Wisdom tooth is also referred to as a third molar and is one of three molars that are in each quadrant of the mouth. If you were to divide your mouth into four quadrants, upper left, upper right, lower left, and lower right, you would have three molars in each quadrant. The third molar is that wisdom tooth. Most wisdom teeth don’t begin to appear until a person reaches at least 17 years of age a…Read More

  3. The Best Ways to Deal with Stress and Anxiety when You Require Dental Surgery

    Stress and anxiety are common for millions of people when facing the prospect of dental surgery. Many people base their reactions not on direct experience, really, but on the minor aches and pains and stings from previous dental work as well as horror stories other people enjoy talking about. If you are facing the prospect of major dental surgery, there are a few things you can do to help reduce t…Read More

  4. 4 Benefits of Sedation Dentistry and What It Means

    If you were to ask 100 people why they may avoid going to the dentist, you may end up with 100 different reasons, or excuses. One of the most common has to do with anxiety, fear or pain, and not wanting to deal with the work while awake. Sedation dentistry has become an integral part of many dental offices. It has also helped millions of people around the world actually get the work they need done…Read More

  5. Impacted Wisdom Teeth: Diagnosing and Dealing with this Issue

    Everybody is born with all of the teeth they will ever have in life. When babies begin to have their teeth coming through, those are their “baby teeth.” When they get a little older, around the age of seven, eight, or nine, they begin to lose those baby teeth as their full grown adult teeth come in. Wisdom teeth are generally the last set of molars that will cut through the gums. They are the …Read More

  6. Oral Surgery and Getting Home

    It’s the middle of the afternoon and you just had major oral surgery. You didn’t plan ahead and drove yourself. Maybe your dentist or one of his or her assistance had advised you that it would be best to have somebody drive you to and from the appointment, but you didn’t pay attention to this. Now you are sitting in the middle of the waiting room too groggy to even contemplate getting behind…Read More

  7. Treating Post Dental Surgery Pain

    One of the key reasons why people avoid the dentist is because they often feel some sort of pain afterward, or during the procedure. If you have had dental surgery, such as the extraction of a tooth or a root canal, then the pain can be intense and it can last for several days. There are several things that you can do to help alleviate the pain after dental surgery. There are also a few things tha…Read More

  8. Sedation Dentistry

    Many patients feel anxious and nervous prior to a scheduled dentist appointment. It is absolutely normal to feel a little bit worked up before an invasive procedure, although there is nothing to worry about since your dentist is a highly skilled professional. However, there are some patients who use sedation to relieve their pre-treatment anxiety and relax during their visit. What Type of Sedative…Read More

  9. Is Sedation Dentistry A Good Idea?

    Many people have major anxiety or fear associated with visiting the dentist. Most of these fears are unwarranted, as modern dental technology has allowed patients to experience full dental makeovers with very little pain. A possible solution for those who suffer severe anxiety might be sedation dentistry. What exactly is oral sedation dentistry? It is also known as relaxation dentistry, this merel…Read More

  10. What Is Nitrous Oxide & How Does It Work As An Anesthetic

    Nitrous oxide (N2 O), commonly known as laughing gas or happy gas, was first discovered in 1793 by the English scientist Joseph Priestly and has been used for more than 150 years. It has remained one of the most widely used anesthetics in both dental and medical applications. Nitrous oxide is administered by inhalation, absorbed by diffusion through the lungs, and eliminated via respiration. The e…Read More