Advanced Dentistry Speaks
by Dr. Robert D Limoges
3/27/2012Really? Root canal treatment is a lot less traumatic with a lot less post-treatment pain than having a tooth pulled. It's like airline crashes, All you hear about is the bad event amoung tens of thousands that were not a problem. Modern technology makes root canal treatment pretty comfortable. Save the tooth if you can. Pull it only when necessary.
2/20/20123 Quick Benefits of Dental Implants
Call our office today for a free consultation to see if implants are right for you.
1/30/2012Do you get so frustrated that you're just balling up your fists and clenching your teeth? Well clenching can be damaging to your jaw joint and grinding is bad for your teeth. Your dentist can help by providing a device that takes the pressure off your teeth and jaw joint and generally makes you feel better. Probably wont help your frustration though!!!! :)
Fear is a powerful thing. Fear can keep even the most reasonable person from doing the most simple of acts. I have seen patients that have extreme fear that won't even allow them to enter our office to ones that can't let us touch them, look in there mouth or even sit in the actual dental chair. These fears are usually stemmed from traumatic experiences as a child or young adult or even one single event. It is unfortunate that even with your head telling you that it will not hurt just to have us take a look, your emotions just take over and you can't control the fear. In my 25+ years of practice, I have been able to work with and get to know alot of these patients and the fears that they have. In doing so, I was able to relate to my own experience as a child. I had a dentist who did not believe in anesthetic. Every time i get into a chair, I go right back to that scared child who has been traumatized. Even as a dentist who logically knows it won't hurt, I still feel extreme fear. Because I care for my patients and wanted to somehow help the people who just cant "get through it", over 10 years ago I started doing Oral Sedation Dentistry. This has been a wonderful thing in my practice that has allowed my fearful patients to come in and get all of their treatment done in one visit and they rarely remember much of the visit. This has made Dentistry available to so many more people! If you suffer from Dental Fear, look at your options for Oral Sedation Dentistry.