Many people assume that a root canal is a painful procedure, so they put it off or avoid getting the root canal completely. However, there is no reason to be afraid of getting a root canal. Not only is the procedure relatively painless, but it resolves any tooth pain that you currently have. So, before you decide against getting a root canal, learn more about the procedure and what you should expect. [Read More]
How to Avoid Gagging at the Dentist's Office
The gagging reflex is also called the "pharyngeal reflex," and some people have it more than others. If you're one of those people who has this condition strongly, chances are good that you often have a terrible time at the dentist's office. Here are some common issues that cause this to happen at the dentist's, along with what you can do about it by choosing your dentist carefully. Impression Material Causing the Reflex [Read More]
Is Dental Bonding Right for You?
Cosmetic dentists often use dental bonding to improve the appearance of their patients' teeth. Bonding involves placing a sticky resin material on the tooth to help shape it. You likely won't need to undergo anesthesia, but your dentist may offer nitrous oxide if you're particularly anxious about undergoing the procedure. The bonding process is relatively quick, taking 30 to 60 minutes per tooth, according to the Cleveland Clinic. Bonding resin can last up to 10 years. [Read More]
Tips For Deciding Between Dentures And Dental Implants
Have you lost some or all of your teeth? Are you trying to decide whether getting dentures or dental implants will work better for you? Here are some of the advantages of each choice: Cost: With dentures, it's simply a matter of your dentist making a mold of your gums and then creating dentures that will fit that mold. On the other hand, dental implants do require surgery. Because of the cost of anesthesia, the surgery itself, and various other associated fees, the cost to have dental implants added can be higher than your first set of dentures would be. [Read More]