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Specific phobias such as dental phobia are a type of anxiety disorder that creates intense feelings of panic and nervousness among people in dental and clinical settings. Sometimes, a dental phobia can be so severe that a person will avoid necessary oral health treatment. Fortunately,...

Gum disease, including gingivitis and periodontitis, cause concern for your dentist. During all oral health checkups, a dentist will look for signs and symptoms of gum disease. If gum disease is present or deemed to be a potential threat, oral health professionals will encourage that...

When it comes to replacing missing teeth, dental implants are normally regarded as the best tooth replacement solution. This is because dental implants address the loss of the roots of teeth and support prosthetics that will replace visible tooth structure. Embedded into the jawbone by...

For many people, dry mouth is an annoying side effect that accompanies medical conditions and certain medication. For others, persistent dry mouth could be the result of issues with the saliva glands’ production. While dry mouth is often a side effect of lifestyle choices, medical...

Sedation dentistry is a common service for patients undergoing procedures that require surgery and precise care. Since this service involves the administration of prescription sedatives, patients are strongly encouraged not to drive home after their treatments. Our practice recommends that patients arrange for transportation to...

Oral sedation is a method of promoting a comfortable and relaxing treatment during dental and oral health procedures. By administering mild sedatives in tablet form, our oral surgeon can help fearful patients or those requiring lengthy or complex treatment to enjoy positive experiences during their...

In the past, patients had limited options for replacing missing teeth. Before dental implants became widely available, lost teeth were replaced by bridges and full or partial dentures. Today, however, dental implants have become the preferred method of tooth replacement because they are incredibly durable,...

Oral sedation can help to make patients more comfortable during oral surgery, and it’s particularly appealing to patients who are squeamish about needles and don’t want to get sedation intravenously. It’s understandable that many people would rather take a sedative in pill form rather than...