Category Archives: About Sedation Dentistry

What is the Difference Between Dental Anxiety and Dental Phobia?

Like so many things in life, dental fear is different for every person who suffers from the condition. Some people will eventually give in to the pain of dental problems and go to the dentist. However, there are some patients … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Straight from the Mouth of Wilkes Barre Sedation Dentist Dr. James DeFinnis

When most people think of dental care, they think of having their teeth professional cleaned every six months. The truth is that the realm of quality dental care goes much deeper than just biannual dental cleanings and exams. Comprehensive care … Continue reading

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Overcoming Dental Fears in 2012

If you avoid dental care because of deep-rooted fear, anxiety, or stress about going to the dentist, Wilkes Barre sedation dentist Dr. James DeFinnis wants you to know that you have options to soothe your fears and ease your mind. … Continue reading

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Is IV Sedation for You?

 Do you get nervous about going to the dentist? Do you avoid going to the dentist because of that nervousness? Do you get anxious when you’re in a dentist’s office? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then … Continue reading

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10 Reasons Why Sedation Dentistry May Work for You

Let’s face it: Everyone loves a good top 10 list (especially David Letterman), so how about apply one to your dental care? While the following list may not be the top 10 reasons why people need sedation dentistry, they are … Continue reading

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Get silly in the dental chair!

Most people have heard of sedation dentistry as a way to stay calm and comfortable during dental procedures. What many patients don’t know is that sedation comes in a variety of forms to help patients with a variety of needs. … Continue reading

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