The news is covered with stories of people who went to the doctor for pain relief and became addicted to narcotics to the point that they are abusing illegal drugs once they’re no longer able to get the prescription medication. This may have you gritting your teeth, and just trying to ignore your dental pain. You can get dental pain relief safely by talking with your dentist about medications.
You left your recent dental appointment feeling as though you may need a second opinion on your proposed dental treatment. It may be "just a feeling" you have, but you're not alone among dental patients. In fact, a poll on Angie’s List found that 44 percent of respondents wished they would have sought a dental second opinion, but a whopping 75 percent have never pursued a second opinion for their dental treatment.
Everything is in order to get a handle on your TMJ disorder and take your life back. So, what’s stopping you from going through with the treatment plan? For many people like you, it’s just two words: dental anxiety.
You knew it was coming: the TMJ diagnosis that explains the discomfort and pain in your jaw you’ve been enduring. You understand that your TMJ disorder treatment may include bite adjustment, orthodontics, restorative dental work, or surgery. You’ve even found a local dental office with hours that are so convenient that you won’t have to take time off of work.
If you're suffering from TMJ but find yourself procrastinating about taking the next steps in your treatment, you may be suffering from a different kind of uncomfortable disorder: dental anxiety or even white coat syndrome.
Feeling nervous about going to the dentist? You’re not alone. One in every five people feels enough anxiety about visiting the dental office that they delay important treatments.
Advancements in dental technology and sedation dentistry 一 and even an increase in gentle dentistry practices 一 hasn’t changed the rate of general dental anxiety in the past 50 years. So what causes some people to be wary of going to the dentist?
There is a lot of talk about radiation -- from the sun, minerals in the soil, household appliances, and also dental x-rays. It is wise to be cautious about the amount of radiation that you are exposed to, so fortunately you take ease in that the dose of radiation you are exposed to during the taking of dental x-rays is extremely small, especially with our digital x-ray technology. Our hygienist, Michelle Sensat, has done some interesting research about dental x-rays.
We want to give a special shout out to our local CherryBerry here in Plymouth, MN! Thank for sending us the coupon gift cards to hand out. We appreciate your special treats to reward our littlest patients, like Logan, for their good dental health care habits. She was pretty happy about it, too! @CherryBerryPlymouth
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BABY TEETH MAY BE TEMPORARY, but they’re certainly not “practice teeth”. Your child’s early dental care is so incredibly important!
YOUR MOUTH TELLS US A LOT... Even when you’re not speaking. It tells us if you have been brushing and flossing. It also provides clues about your overall health.