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Could Redheads Have a Tougher Time with Sedation Dentistry?

After hearing interesting rumors and anecdotes from his colleagues, Dr. Daniel Sessler, anesthesiologist and department chair of Outcomes Research, decided to test a theory relating to hair color and response to sedation. The myths suggested redheads had a tougher time … Continue reading

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When Sedation Dentistry Fails

 Many dentists advertise sedation dentistry because they offer nitrous oxide (laughing gas) and/or oral sedation (like Valium or Halcyon). However, these common sedation methods do not prove effective for every patient. If you’ve tried nitrous oxide and oral sedation and … Continue reading

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A Brief History of Sedation Dentistry

Going to the dentist has been a great source of fear for many people. However, thanks to the invention of sedation dentistry, that is all beginning to change. Apprehensive patients can now relax during their dental procedures rather than worry … Continue reading

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Mental Health Awareness Month in Wilkes Barre

Did you know that May is Mental Health Month? In honor of raising awareness for mental illness in the United States, our team at Back Mountain Dental and Dr. James DeFinnis discuss the prevalence of anxiety disorders and their symptoms. … Continue reading

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Causes of Dental Phobias Explained by Dr. DeFinnis

Dental phobias should not be taken lightly. For whatever reason you may feel fear about visiting the dentist, it is keeping you from getting the dental care you need and experiencing the quality dentistry services that come with patient trust. … Continue reading

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Tips to Relax Before Your Scranton Dentist Appointment

Back Mountain sedation dentist Dr. James DeFinnis strives to help all of his patients receive the dental care they need to maintain healthy teeth and gums, beautiful smiles, and high quality lives. Because he’s an expert of sedation dentistry, however, … Continue reading

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Dr. James DeFinnis explains who needs Cosmetic Sedation Dentistry

Most of us weren’t born with a naturally perfect smile. There’s always something that isn’t quite right, whether its misshapen teeth, gaps, damage or discoloration. These imperfections can make it very uncomfortable to show your smile, even around friends and … Continue reading

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Don’t Avoid the Dentist Because You’re Embarassed by Your Oral Health

As a sedation dentist serving the greater Wilkes Barre area, Dr. James DeFinnis understands that dental fear and phobia are very real and can be very difficult to overcome. Often, a person’s fear of the dentist and/or dental care stems … Continue reading

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Instructions for Your IV Sedation Dental Procedure by Trucksville Dentist Dr. James DeFinnis

At Back Mountain Dental, cosmetic and sedation dentist Dr. James DeFinnis uses intravenous (IV) sedation to keep his Wilkes Barre patients comfortable and relaxed during their dental procedures. This very safe and very effective sedation method has helped countless patients … Continue reading

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Does Anxiety Keep You From The Dentist?

Anxiety disorders are the most common of mental health issues in the United States. These disorders manifest in a variety of forms, including persistent, overwhelming feelings of worry, panic attacks, and even specific phobias. Each of us could easily name … Continue reading

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