Understanding Sedation Dentistry

In an effort to oust the global oral disease epidemic, the dental industry has spent valuable resources working to better understand and overcome the obstacles that keep individuals from achieving good oral health. Access to dental care is a big issue, and groups like the World Health Organization and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services have implemented a … Read More

Another Step Closer to Pain Free Dentistry

***UPDATED: January 30, 2013*** Yet another step has been made towards pain-free dentistry with a recent study out of the University of Otago Dental School in New Zealand.  After finding that a high number of children who have had extensive dental work done suffer most from anxiety and fear of the dentist, a new technique of treating tooth decay has … Read More

Have No Fear, Sedation Dentistry is Here

Many Americans miss out on the benefits of regular trips to the dentist, potentially putting their general health at risk, because they experience dental phobia, or fear of anything related to the dentist.  There are many factors that can contribute to this phobia and with the latest research showing a strong connection between oral health and several serious health conditions, … Read More

Types of Sedation Dentistry

More and more patients are turning to sedation dentistry to ensure a relaxed dental experience.  Whether fear drives your decision or you do not respond well to local numbing medication, know that sedation dentistry is safe and effective. Two of the main types of sedation are IV sedation and oral sedation.  IV sedation can only be offered by trained and … Read More