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Is Sedation Dentistry Safe?

January 21, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — smile_fitness @ 9:53 pm

sedated patient resting comfortablyDoes the idea of visiting the dentist make you uneasy? That’s okay; you’re not alone. Fortunately, sedation dentistry offers a gentle, effective way to get the care you need without the worry that keeps you away. Common options include nitrous oxide, oral sedatives, and IV solutions. In this post we’ll look at these approaches.

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Help! I’m Having Tooth Pain, What Should I Do?

December 13, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — smile_fitness @ 9:46 pm

Man experiencing dental pain. Your tooth feels sensitive to your coffee in the morning; however, you’re unsure if it’s the right time to contact your dentist. After all, ibuprofen seems to manage the discomfort. The next thing you know, you are waking during the night with severe tooth pain. Now you’re sure it’s time to call the dentist, but you wonder if you could’ve avoided the pain and these waking hours during the night? Here’s what your dentist wants you to know about tooth pain.

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A Dentist Gives a Short Guide To Root Canals – Find Out What To Expect!

November 18, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — smile_fitness @ 7:36 pm

A cross section of a tooth getting a root canalIn many ways, it’s easier to fear something you don’t understand than something you do. Root canals are a classic example – many people dread hearing from their dentist that they need a root canal, but they aren’t quite sure why it’s necessary or how the procedure is performed. One thing is certain: The vast majority of patients can’t believe how much easier their root canal is than they expected! Keep reading for a short guide to learn about the symptoms you might notice when you need a root canal and what you can expect from the procedure. You’ll also get some ballpark figures for the cost so there won’t be any surprises!

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From Your Dentist: What You Should Know About Gum Disease

October 30, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — smile_fitness @ 8:48 pm

Woman having a dental examination.Periodontal (gum) disease affects more than half of American adults in some form, and what’s worse is many of them don’t realize they have it. That’s because this condition progresses slowly at first, with very few symptoms and hardly any pain in the beginning. So how can you protect yourself against gum disease? Your dentist explains.

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Why Would an Emergency Dentist Need To Take X-Rays In an Emergency?

September 12, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — smile_fitness @ 1:35 pm

A tooth next to a first-aid kit Despite the best intentions, life doesn’t always go according to plan. Unfortunately, accidents, mishaps and emergencies happen to everyone at some time or another – and sometimes they affect your teeth. If you’ve ever found yourself in a dental emergency, you know that, above all else, you want to get out of pain as quickly as possible! That’s why it can be frustrating to arrive at your appointment with an emergency dentist, only to be told that X-rays need to be done. However, there’s a good reason a dentist may need X-rays: They give them the crucial information they need to provide you with the best care. Keep reading to learn more about why X-rays may be needed in an emergency and what they can tell a dentist about your oral health.

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How Sedation Dentistry Can Help Your Dental Emergency

August 5, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — smile_fitness @ 8:46 pm

A woman covering her mouth at the dental office.Did you crack a tooth after biting into an ice cube from your favorite drink? Maybe you were spending time outside playing football with friends, but forgot to wear a mouthguard? Now that your tooth is significantly damaged, you need to visit an emergency dentist right away!

However, if you’ve avoided seeing the dentist because of a dental fear or anxiety, there’s no need to worry. Sedation dentistry can help you get your emergency handled instead of simply putting it off and letting your situation become even worse!

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When Do I Need a Dental Extraction?

July 9, 2018

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A woman experiencing dental pain. Your tooth has been waking you up the past couple of nights, and now the pain has become unbearable. You’re ready to contact your dentist and have it removed, anything to stop this throbbing pain! It’s definitely a good idea to call your dentist as soon as possible when you’re experiencing dental pain, but the good news is that you might not need an extraction. Here’s what you should know.

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Your Emergency Dentist in Phoenix Explains Why a Tooth Should be in Milk

June 26, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — smile_fitness @ 5:58 pm

Woman covering her mouth. Having a tooth knocked out is a traumatic and devastating experience. The outcome of your tooth is greatly affected by how you handle your condition. Your emergency dentist in Phoenix explains exactly how you should manage this type of situation in order to save your tooth.

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Your Emergency Dentist in Phoenix Explains Why Your Tooth Might Be Hurting

May 30, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — smile_fitness @ 6:16 pm

Man having dental pain.You’re suddenly awake in the middle of the night, and there’s no question why. Your tooth is searing with pain. When you went to bed it hurt and you took some ibuprofen; however, it’s reached a new level and the medication isn’t even touching the pain. What could’ve caused this unrelenting discomfort? Could you have avoided this situation? Your emergency dentist in Phoenix has answers.

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Cosmetic Catastrophe? Your Emergency Dentist in Phoenix Is Ready to Help!

April 2, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — smile_fitness @ 6:50 pm

woman covering mouthThere are quite a few situations that qualify as a dental emergency. Sometimes, these situations don’t present any visible symptoms; they may just plunge you into a world of hurt. In other cases, tooth trouble endangers both your smile’s health and its appearance. When these cosmetic catastrophes strike, what should you do? Your emergency dentist in Phoenix is here to give you some guidance that could save your grin and keep you looking amazing.

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