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"I'd rather have a Baby than go to the Dentist!" Sedation Dentistry

Posted by Peter Samuels on Tue, Nov 22, 2016 @ 11:11 AM

 

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If you are afraid of going to the dentist, you might feel as if you are one of the only people out there who is dealing with this problem. After all, all of your friends and family members might talk about their dental appointments and might all have pretty white teeth. However, even if you feel as if you are alone in your fears, you should know that you aren't. There are actually a lot of adults out there who are afraid of going to the dentist, too.

Just because you are afraid of going to the dentist doesn't mean that you should ignore your teeth. Instead, it means that you should look into options like sedation dentistry.

WithIV sedation anesthesiayou can be pleasantly sedated  while your dentist is working his or her magic. This is a great way to rest and relax while you receive the essential dental care that you need. Not only can this make things easier for you, but it can make it easier for your dentist to get his or her job done.  Often years of dentistry can be caught up in one, relaxing visit.  Your teeth can be cleaned and polished, cavities filled, implants placed, crowns made, all while you snooze. You can even have a cosmetic makeover for the smile of your dreams!

If you have dental phobia, or are even just a little nervousness, IV sedationanesthesia may be the solution you are looking for.

 

Peter J. Samuels, DDS is a local Gettysburg dentist and a clinical instructor at the University of  Maryland School of Dentistry.

717-334-0555   GettysburgFamilyDentist.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Topics: Sedation dentistry

Need Teeth?  Implant options are HUGE...

Posted by Peter Samuels on Mon, Nov 7, 2016 @ 11:11 AM

 

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If you are missing one or more teeth, you might be wondering about your options. You may be concerned about embarrassment and self-consciousness, issues with eating all of your favorite foods, relationships with others and more.

If you are like many people, you might think that conventional, removable dentures are your only option, but today you have more options than ever before. 

Replace one tooth

Missing one tooth?  You can have a dental implant placed which is like an artificial root in the bone.  It will keep the jawbone from melting away and allow your dentist to place a special, implant retained, porcelain crown. It’s the next best thing to growing a new tooth.

Missing several teeth?

Sometimes we can replace three or four teeth with just two implants.  Say you are missing your upper four front teeth.  Often we can place one implant on each side and replace all four front teeth with a permanent bridge.  It looks and feels like your natural teeth.

Missing all your lower teeth?

Lower dentures are difficult to tolerate.  The jaw bone melts away and it gets to the point where the denture has nothing to hold it in.  If you have two or more lower implants placed the bone will be preserved and the denture will be held securely.  You can stand on your head and it won’t come out!

Need to have all your teeth removed?

Today you often never need to be without fixed teeth.  Implants can be placed at the same time that teeth are removed and fixed teeth can be place immediately.  This is a fantastic new option called TeethXpress. This is a procedure similar to "Teeth in a Day" and "All on 4." It’s easier and more affordable than ever before.

Peter J. Samuels, DDS is a local Gettysburg dentist and a clinical instructor at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry.

 

717-334-0555  GettysburgFamilyDentist.com

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