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There Are Many Myths About Root Canals - Do Not Let Them Stop You From Getting Treatment!
Posted on 3/20/2019 by Karl Olson
Friday the 13th. Halloween. Insidious. Root canals. They sound like they belong together, don't they? While three of them are scary movies, more people are afraid of having root canals than they are watching scary movies. While root canals used to be painful and required multiple trips to the dentist in the past, today's root canals are very different. Don't let your fear of root canals stop you from getting treatment! What Is A Root Canal?A root canal is a procedure to replace the pulp within a tooth that has become infected. Often, you might experience tooth pain before a dentist recommends a root canal. The pain can become severe. In a root canal, the dentist removes the pulp that is infected, cleans up the infection, and then seals your tooth to prevent further infection- which usually saves the tooth. Myths About Root CanalsOne myth about root canals is that they are always painful. However, research done on patients who recently had a root canal reveals that patients were in more pain before a root canal than during the procedure or after the root canal was complete. A second myth about root canals is that they take several visits to the dentist to complete. Usually, root canal procedures can be completed in one or two visits. Many people also believe that root canal therapy causes illnesses and spreads bacterial infections. In reality, root canals work to prevent infection in your teeth and gums by taking care of an infected tooth before it can become worse and spread to other teeth. If you are concerned about your teeth, or you are experiencing pain in your teeth, why not give us a call today? We can talk to you about our dentistry practice, and how to have as pain free a procedure as possible. We will be happy to make your fears about root canals a thing of the past....

Dental Reviews Can Help You Find the Right Dentist
Posted on 2/28/2019 by Karl Olson
If there is one professional that people really hate to replace, it's the dentist. Once you have found a dentist that you like, and you've developed a relationship with that dentist, you do not want to have to find a new one. Perhaps you have moved recently, or your dentist retired, and you need to find a new one. Where do you even begin to look for a new dentist? Dental reviews can help you find a dentist that is perfect for keeping your smile as beautiful as possible. About Dental ReviewsThere are many ways to look at the reviews for a potential dentist in your area. First, you may want to see if the dentist you might be interested in has a website. Many websites for dentists have a section on patient reviews. You can go to the patient review portion of the website to see what people are saying about the dentist and his or her work. Look for features that are important to you. For example, does this dentist offer hours on Saturday? Does this dentist have a friendly office staff? Does the dentist offer pain-free dentistry? Of course, if you are looking for a dentist, you will also want to check out reviews off the dentist's website. There are many dental review sites, or you can check search engine review sites, such as Yahoo, Yelp, or Google reviews. These review sites may give you a more objective opinion, but you will need to be sure to read both good and bad reviews in order to get a comprehensive picture of the dentist you may choose to visit. If you are looking for a new dentist, we would love to talk with you about your dental and oral care needs! Why not give us a call, and let us schedule an appointment for you?...

Could Sound Reduction Reduce Your Dental Anxiety?
Posted on 2/20/2019 by Karl Olson
Many people across the globe struggle with dental anxiety. If you are one of them, know that you are not alone. At our office, we have helped several people who have struggled with varying levels of dental anxiety. One of the options that we suggest is sound reduction. For some, the reason they are nervous is because of the sounds our tools make. By reducing those sounds, we can also help to reduce their anxiety.Don't Let the Drill Sounds Damage Your Oral HealthIf your dental anxiety stems from the sounds of our tools, then know that we have options that are far better than you putting off getting dental care. Sound reduction is a great option for you. It means that we help you come up with a noise that is soothing to you that you listen to instead. This can be music, white noise, or even getting you caught up in a movie or television show. That way, instead of hearing the sounds of the tools, you are listening to a sound you like that does not make you anxious. If you know that the sound of the tools adds to your dental anxiety, or is the source of your dental anxiety, let us know. There are options we can give you that can help. If music is soothing for you, bring a headset and your phone or mp3 player with you to your next appointment. You can listen to what you want to listen to, and we can get any procedures you need done, done for you. Dental anxiety should not stop you from getting the care your oral health, and overall health, deserve. We will work with you in any way we can to help ease you into the situation and make it easier on you. Call us for more information today! We are here to help....

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