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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 …

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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 …

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An estimated 20% of people experience dental anxiety, but less than half this number experience dental phobia, a severe fear that prevents people from going to the dentist entirely. Dental anxiety and dental phobia prevent patients all over the world from seeking the preventative care they need as well as …

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Laughing gas, known also by its formal name nitrous oxide, is used as a mild sedative in dentistry. It doesn’t smell and you can’t see it, but it helps you relax quickly in order to complete your dental procedure. You’ve heard of laughing gas, and maybe you’ve even received it during a procedure. But what exactly …

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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 dentistry is …

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If you suffer from dental anxiety, you’re not alone. An estimated forty million Americans suffer from anxiety about going to the dentist. As you can imagine (or maybe you don’t have to!), this can lead people to forgo going to the dentist or to skip appointments and treatment even when they’re in pain or …

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Do you get anxious at the very idea of being in the dentist’s chair? Saying that you’re not alone would be a huge understatement. In fact, as many as 15% of people refuse to even go to the dentist simply because they are afraid to do so. That means there are as many as 40 million Americans putting their teeth at …

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Sedation dentistry is a term you may have heard but are not sure what it means. Some dental procedures are always done under sedation, especially procedures that involve surgery. However, sedation dentistry refers to sedation that can be used for any dental procedure- even simple ones. The reason is that dental …

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