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Considering Sedation Dentistry? Here’s What You Should Know

January 12, 2024

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Patient feeling the effects of sedation dentistry

If you’re considering sedation dentistry for your next dental procedure, you might be wondering if you’re a good candidate. Oral conscious sedation (OCS) is a popular treatment option for multiple reasons, and every patient is different. If you want to learn how sedation dentistry can enhance or enable your dental care, continue reading.


Reasons to Rest: 3 Myths About Dental Sedation

December 5, 2023

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Woman in dentist chair with nitrous oxide mask over her nose

A lot of people tend to get nervous about dental visits, but apprehension skyrockets when sedation is involved. We tend to think that there must be a dire problem, or a complex surgery involved when the dentist brings up anesthesia. After all, in medical situations, those are generally the circumstances in which it’s offered. When it comes to dental work, however, that’s not always the case. Keep reading to learn about 3 common misunderstandings around dental sedation and why you might want to consider it for your next appointment!


4 Tips for Avoiding Dry Socket

November 6, 2023

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dentist explaining how to prevent dry socket to patient

Achieving optimal healing post-tooth extraction necessitates the avoidance of a dry socket, a complication arising from the dislodgement of the blood clot in the tooth socket, thereby exposing the underlying nerve endings and bone. Beyond causing pain, a dry socket can impede the healing process. Explore the following to identify five warning signs indicative of potential dry socket development, along with four essential preventive tips and the supportive role your dentist can play in the process.


5 Ways to Overcome Your Fear of Tooth Extractions 

October 10, 2023

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person with fear of tooth extractions  scared at dentist

The fear of tooth extractions can pose a significant obstacle to seeking essential dental care. Nevertheless, it is crucial to confront these apprehensions to maintain excellent oral health. Tooth extractions play a pivotal role in preventing severe dental problems, highlighting the importance of patients managing their anxiety and pursuing necessary treatment. In this article, we will provide practical tips and strategies to help you overcome your fear of tooth extractions, empowering you to confidently access the required dental care.


4 Kinds of Tooth Pain, and What They Mean

September 8, 2023

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person holding their tooth and wincing in pain

Experiencing a toothache can be a distressing ordeal. These aches can vary in intensity, from minor discomfort to excruciating pain, disrupting your daily routine and even hindering a good night’s sleep. Toothaches are a prevalent issue in oral health and can be triggered by a multitude of factors. While some toothaches are relatively mild and may resolve on their own, others can be severe and necessitate immediate professional intervention. Read on for four primary types of toothaches, shedding light on their potential causes and implications for your oral health.


Dealing With a Dental Emergency if You’re Working in the U.S.

August 7, 2023

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Patient talking to the dentist

While there’s not really a good time to deal with a dental emergency, there are plenty of instances where you could deal with one quickly and without much fuss. As a general rule, the closer you are to a dentist that you know and trust, the better off you are.

The opposite is also true—the further you are from home, the harder it may be to find someone who can deal with a dental emergency. If you’re in the U.S. for work or vacation and suddenly need to handle a toothache, you may be at a loss for what to do. Here’s how you can find a dentist to help you.


Why Does My Face Hurt?

July 7, 2023

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Someone holding their cheek and wincing

One of the reasons why dentists are so important is that it can be incredibly difficult to determine on your own what kind of oral health problem you’re dealing with, especially on the basis of feeling alone. This is even more true when it comes to dental emergencies, when discomfort can make it a little bit difficult to think straight.

However, going to your dentist with a little bit of an idea of what problem is bothering you can save time for both you and them. If you’re dealing with a certain amount of facial pain, here are a few things that could be responsible.


Can Dentures Affect My Sense of Taste?

June 2, 2023

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a person holding full dentures

Life would be pretty boring if you weren’t able to taste all of your favorite foods; in fact, food has become quite ingrained in our culture and is a source of joy for all! Needless to say, many of us enjoy several delicious items daily—but did you know that over time, your reliable sense of taste will gradually diminish? This can also be exacerbated by dentures, even though they’re intended to restore missing teeth and oral functionality! Keep reading to learn more about the link between dentures and your sense of taste, along with some tips for minimizing the impact of your restorations.


Top Problems Caused by Ill-Fitting Dentures

May 4, 2023

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a patient holding her dentures

Dentures are one of the most popular and accessible solutions for patients with missing teeth. They’ve assisted countless generations with rebuilding their smiles and enhancing their quality of life. However, as amazing as dentures are, they don’t come without drawbacks, one of which is their tendency to stop fitting correctly over time. Even worse, this can cause issues that have severe, even sometimes fatal, consequences. Here’s more from your dentist about some of the common problems caused by ill-fitting dentures, along with why they’re the best person for adjusting them and getting your smile back on track!


Do I Need to See a Dentist to Have My Dentures Relined?

April 11, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — rpdental @ 6:51 pm
full dentures

It’s not usual for patients with dentures to experience a change in their jawbone structure, resulting in their permanent teeth no longer fitting correctly or comfortably. When this happens, an adjustment is commonly required, but it is up to the individual if they want to have it fixed. Can you reline your dentures yourself? Read on to learn why you should seek the help of a trusted dentist instead of attempting to do it on your own.

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