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Am I A Candidate for Nitrous Oxide Sedation?

January 3, 2022

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patient wearing nitrous oxide nose mask

In the United States, an estimated 75% of people experience mild to severe dental anxiety. Whether it’s due to the sounds associated with the dental office, trauma from past experiences, or other factors, dental sedation offers patients a way to make it through their appointments stress-free. Though this is a good option for many people, it isn’t the best choice for everyone. Read on to learn more about how nitrous oxide sedation works, the benefits, and if you’re a good candidate for it.


Are You a Good Candidate for IV Sedation?

December 30, 2021

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Vial component designed for IV sedation

If the idea of completing a dental treatment makes you feel anxious, nervous, or frightened to the point that you constantly reschedule (or even cancel) your visits, there are options available to help you get comfortable. One of these options is IV sedation, which is often recommended by oral surgeons for patients who suffer dental phobia or struggle significantly to receive dental treatments. If you are unfamiliar with this service but want to learn more, keep reading!


Does Nitrous Oxide Put You to Sleep?

December 14, 2021

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Machine for nitrous oxide sedation with air dose controllers

When you’re a little nervous or anxious about an upcoming dental procedure, or if you just have trouble holding your mouth open for long periods of time, your oral surgeon might recommend nitrous oxide in Jupiter. This simple form of sedation makes it easier to relax while your teeth are being worked on. But if you’re getting it for the first time, you may not be sure what to expect. Some people think it will put them to sleep or cause them to lose consciousness during the procedure. Is this true? Here’s what you can expect to happen.


Is General Anesthesia Right for You? Here’s What You Should Know.

December 1, 2021

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Dentist performing surgery after administering general anesthesia to patient

While you may have heard of sedation dentistry methods like nitrous oxide (i.e. laughing gas), sometimes these services are not enough to help patients stay calm and collected throughout their treatment. That’s where general anesthesia can make a huge difference. If you are unfamiliar with this method but want to learn more, keep reading. Not only could it make your patient experience better, but it could ensure important treatments you need to have completed are possible.


3 Smile-Friendly Stocking Stuffers

November 24, 2021

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White and red holiday stockings filled with presents

Festive music is in the air, shopping malls are packed, and twinkly lights are everywhere… it must be the holiday season! If you’re feeling a little uninspired when it comes to stocking stuffers, then you may be thinking of going for the standard stuff, like chocolate bars and sour candies. However, these treats can lead to post-holiday cavities, which can wreak havoc on the look and function of your loved ones’ smiles. With this in mind, keep reading for three smile-friendly stocking stuffers.

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