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Q: What should I do if I have bad breath?

Q: How often should I brush and floss?

Q: Are amalgam (silver) fillings safe?

Q: How often should I have a dental exam and cleaning?

Q: How can I tell if I have gingivitis or periodontitis (gum disease)?

Q: Why is it important to use dental floss?

Q: What is sedation dentistry and should I consider it?

Q: How can cosmetic dentistry help improve the appearance of my smile?

Q: What are porcelain veneers and how can they improve my smile?

What is sedation dentistry and should I consider it?

Sedation dentistry is the most advanced medical procedure for the fearful dental patient. Sedation is more effective than nitrous oxide or "laughing gas" and leaves you remembering almost nothing of your visit. Most importantly, it's safe, comfortable and effective. If you experience fear and anxiety at the dentist, sedation dentistry enables you to get the top-notch dental treatment you need without the overwhelming fear. Sedation dentistry is ideal for someone with a busy schedule. We are able to combine several appointments into one to save you time. Drs. Dankanich and Newman are specially trained and licensed to perform sedation dentistry and are members of American Society for the Advancement of Anesthesia and Sedation Dentistry.

Sedation Dentistry is especially useful for adult patients who:
• Have high anxiety or fear about dental visits
• Have had traumatic dental experiences in the past
• Need wisdom teeth removed
• Have difficulty getting numb
• Have strong gag reflex
• Have TMJ troubles and cannot open their mouth for extended periods
• Are afraid of needles
• Have sensitive teeth
• Hate the noises and/or smells associated with dental care
• Have limited time to complete their required treatment and want to accomplish
  a lot in a single appointment. Treatment requiring multiple visits can often be
  accomplished in a single visit
• Have busy schedules and need dental visits combined into fewer appointment
• Have a history of bad dental experiences
• Have difficulty controlling movement from conditions such as Cerebral Palsy
   or Parkinson's disease
• Need complex treatment requiring long dental appointments

Be free from fear — ask us how we can make your next dental visit
"one you won't remember ."


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