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Online Dental Education Library

Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

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Laser Dentistry
...Clinical studies show that approximately 96% of all patients require no anesthesia when lasers are being used during dental treatments...

Wisdom Teeth
...The dentist will numb the area in your mouth with a local anesthesia or use IV sedation so you are asleep during the procedure...

John Stamos, Britney Spears, and How to Relax During Dental Treatment
...On the hit television show Glee, Stamos played a dentist who made sure the glee club members cleaned up their act when it came to oral hygiene — though perhaps he used a bit too much anesthesia to achieve this admirable goal...

Oral Piercings: Five Things You Should Know
...Carried out under local anesthesia (a numbing shot), however, the procedure is usually simple and quick to heal...

Four Facts about Bone Grafting for Dental Implants
...The grafting procedure itself can be done in the office, using local anesthesia (numbing shots, like those used for a filling) or conscious sedation (“twilight sleep”) to relieve anxiety...

Difficult or Not, Plaque Removal is Necessary for Stopping Gum Disease
...After administering local anesthesia, the abscess must be treated to remove the cause and allow the infectious fluid to drain...

Ariana Grande Breaks Free - of Her Wisdom Teeth
...Wisdom tooth extraction is a routine, in-office procedure that is usually performed under local anesthesia or “conscious sedation,” a type of anesthesia where the patient remains conscious (able to breathe normally and respond to stimuli), but is free from any pain or distress...

Implant Surgery: A Safe and Routine Procedure
... Surgery begins with a local anesthesia to completely numb the site...

Life Is Sometimes a Grind for Brooke Shields
...But not long ago, that familiar face was spotted in an unusual place: wearing a nasal anesthesia mask at the dentist's office...

Tooth Loss: A Health Risk for Older Adults
...Dental implant surgery is an in-office procedure performed with the type of anesthesia that’s right for you...

Crazy Little Thing Called... Hyperdontia?
...Of course, you won’t feel this happening because extraction is done under anesthesia (often via a numbing shot)...

A Stainless Steel Crown Could Extend the Life of a Primary Molar
...Crowning a molar usually takes one visit, a dentist typically performing the procedure with local anesthesia and possibly a mild sedative like nitrous oxide gas (“laughing gas”)...

Crown Lengthening Helps us Treat Hard to Reach Cavities
...It’s typically performed in a dental office with local anesthesia by a general dentist or a periodontist, a specialist in the gums...

Julianne Hough Shares a Video - and a Song - After Wisdom Teeth Come Out
... Wisdom tooth extraction is usually done right in the office, often with a type of anesthesia called “conscious sedation...

Fillings
... Watch Tooth-Colored Fillings Video What to Expect After Getting a Filling The numbness caused by your local anesthesia should wear off within a couple of hours...

Nitrous Oxide
...Read Article Local Anesthesia for Pain-Free Dentistry Local anesthesia is one of the most effective tools in dentistry and medicine...

Gum Grafting
... Grafting procedures are typically carried out under local anesthesia, and are generally pain-free...

Periodontal Flap Surgery
... The Flap Surgery Procedure Flap surgery is typically done under local anesthesia, sometimes accompanied by oral anti-anxiety medications; alternatively, it may be performed under intravenous conscious sedation...

Bone Grafting
... What to Expect The procedure for placing a bone graft usually requires only local anesthesia, though oral or IV (intravenous) sedatives can also be used to achieve a higher state of relaxation...

Cleft Lip & Palate Repair
...Intravenous sedation or general anesthesia is used, so your child won't experience any pain...

Corrective Jaw (Orthognathic) Surgery
... The surgery itself may occur in a hospital or an office setting, with the type of anesthesia that's most appropriate for the procedure, and for your comfort...

Extractions
...A thorough medical and drug history is taken, to ensure that you are healthy enough to undergo the procedure, and your options for anesthesia will be discussed...

Oral Diagnosis and Biopsies
...Typically, the procedure requires only local anesthesia, and it doesn't take long...

Sedation Dentistry
...Read Article Local Anesthesia for Pain-Free Dentistry Local anesthesia is one of the most effective tools in dentistry and medicine...

Sinus Surgery
...Your options for anesthesia will also be discussed...

Wisdom Teeth
...The type of anesthesia that's best for you will be determined before the procedure...

Air Abrasion
In the future, could small cavities be detected early and filled without anesthesia, and with only the minimum removal of tooth material...

Anesthesia Wand
If you've ever had needle phobia, you might like to learn about a new technology referred to as an “anesthesia wand,” which is a computer-controlled dental-injection tool...

Bone Grafting
... What to Expect The procedure for placing a bone graft usually requires only local anesthesia, though oral or IV sedatives can also be used to achieve a higher state of relaxation...

Fixed Dentures
... What to Expect The surgery to place dental implants that support a fixed denture is a simple, routine procedure carried out in an office setting, under local anesthesia in most cases...

Root Canal Surgery (Apicoectomy)
... The Apicoectomy Procedure Root canal surgery is usually performed under local anesthesia such as a numbing shot, so you won't feel any pain...

Root Canal Treatment for Children
...In fact, the procedure generally causes little discomfort, but is quite successful in relieving tooth pain! Dentists are adept at using anesthesia to block the sensation of pain, and are experienced in calming the fears of young ones...

Endodontics
...Here's what to expect: First, you will receive anesthesia (usually a numbing shot) — and for many patients, the worst is now over...

Implant Dentistry
...The surgical procedure used to place an implant is actually quite minor and routine, requiring only local anesthesia in most cases...

Oral Surgery
The word “surgery” often brings to mind a stay in the hospital, general anesthesia, and perhaps a lengthy recovery period...

Technology
... Anesthesia Wand...

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