Dental anesthesia certainly has its uses—it helps prevent patients from experiencing discomfort during their visit and allows dentists to provide necessary treatment. However, it’s understandable that some patients would want to avoid dental anesthesia. Many patients would prefer to avoid having an anesthetic injected into their mouth while some patients...
Many people experience dental anxiety or dental phobia when it comes to the dentist. Unfortunately, many of these people let these fears prevent them from seeing their dentist and receiving the oral care they need to sustain a healthy smile. Fortunately, you don’t have to let dental anxiety or dental phobia prevent...
Dentists are oral healthcare professionals who are here to support your goals for your smile. Committed to providing comfortable treatment to keep your teeth and gums healthy, your dentist is your partner in having strong teeth for life. When visiting the dentist, your comfort comes first. Dentists are here to help, and...
Sedation dentistry is the practice of using medication to help patients relax during their dental appointment. There are several different types of sedation dentistry ranging from inhaled to oral to intravenous. People who avoid the dentist due to dental anxiety or dental phobia can benefit from sedation dentistry and receive the treatment they...
Sedation dentistry has become more and more popular throughout recent years. It seems that a disproportionate fear of the dentist is common, and many can’t get work done without being unconscious. Of course, dentists are starting to see that there are more benefits to sedation dentistry than just getting...
Although dental anxiety is very common among people, dental phobia takes dental anxiety to the extreme. People who experience dental phobia tend to avoid visiting the dentist at all costs. However, this could end up costing them their smile. Does this sound like you? There is help for people...
As more of us are learning that we may suffer from breathing disorders that can lead to sleep apnea, research is showing us that there is a relationship between breathing disorders that can lead to sleep disorders and malocclusion, referred to as bite disorder. We are learning that...
While sedation dentistry is well suited for patients who experience dental anxiety or dental fear, a common question is how can patients expect to feel during dental sedation. Dr. Gordon Rye, a cosmetic and restorative dentist in Fairfax, VA,  discusses this question in this video.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgUhijUT_Uk
While going to the dentist may seem like a routine task for many adults, for some, it’s an anxiety-inducing event that prevents them from getting the treatment they need. It’s estimated that up to 40 million Americans suffer from some form of dental anxiety or dental phobia. Fortunately, sedation...
When you haven’t been to see a dentist for awhile, there’s a good chance it’s because you are one of the many people who doesn’t like going to the dentist. The good news is that as time passes, dentistry becomes more advanced, and the advancement often means going to...