For dentists and doctors, communicating with patients in terms they can understand is a good thing. But sometimes, attempts to simplify can just add to the confusion. For example, people who experience dental anxiety may find themselves looking for a sedation dentist in Raleigh, but they may become confused by other terms they come across, […]
If you or a family member are one of those people who keeps putting off regular dental visits because of anxiety or unusual tooth sensitivity, you really owe it to yourself to look into sedation dentistry in Raleigh, NC. Certain people (some estimates say 30% of the population) are pre-disposed to periodontal disease. What does […]
People interested in sedation dentistry in Raleigh, NC often ask us that question. Unfortunately, most dental insurance plans do not cover the cost of sedation. This is somewhat frustrating from my standpoint. There are many people going without needed dental care – from regular exams and cleaning to more serious issues – because of the […]
I was recently musing with friends about how we get stuck in ruts – on restaurants and a lot of other things – based on artificial boundaries. Why do we seem to make that leap – that the destination being in a certain town or city determines whether we’ll go there or not? The Triangle […]
I’ve found that many patients don’t really understand what sedation dental care means – what the experience will be like for them. Patients who haven’t explored sedation dental care often assume things that simply aren’t true. Some members of the dental profession even contribute to this confusion by referring to sedation dental care as “sleep […]
For centuries, those about to purchase a horse have taken a look in the horse’s mouth as a means of assessing the wisdom of their investment – outward appearances can be misleading. Primarily, horse buyers have been looking for distinct and quite reliable indicators of the horse’s actual age. In recent decades, there’s growing evidence […]
As one of the earliest certified providers of Raleigh sedation dental care (oral conscious sedation), I have patients from time to time who ask me when dentists first started using sedation. Would you believe that the answer to that question is during the 1840’s? Connecticut dentist Horace Wells introduced the use of nitrous oxide that […]
I think a lot of people who are interested in sedation dental care are being held back because that question lingers at the back of their minds. The relative scarcity of Raleigh sedation dental care (or for matter, across the state of North Carolina) may be part of the reason that people don’t know that […]
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