Category Archives: IV Sedation

Three Reasons to Consider IV Sedation Dentistry

IV sedation is a safe and highly effective method of calming patient fears during dental procedures. The effects are easily reversible, and IV sedation will leave you with little or no memory of your visit to the dentist. Well trained … 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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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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Take the Driver’s Seat at the Dentist Office

Control freak. It’s a term that has negative implications, but when we consider the type of people who are accustomed to being in control of things – at work, at home, socially – we quickly realize that the term describes … 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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You have options when it comes to overcoming your dental phobia.

This past Monday, October 10, 2011, was World Mental Health Day, and, as a sedation dentist, Dr. James DeFinnis wants to take this opportunity to talk about dental fear and phobia. Why? Because feelings of fear and anxiety are directly … Continue reading

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What does “twilight” have to do with your smile?

When you hear the word “twilight,” what comes to mind? If it’s vampires, teen angst, and werewolves, you’re among most of the American population. Dr. James DeFinnis, a cosmetic and sedation dentist in Trucksville, Pennsylvania, has a different connotation of … Continue reading

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Tips on Making Your Dental Visit More Positive

If visiting the dentist is a source of anxiety for you, it doesn’t have to be. Dr. James DeFinnis, a Trucksville, PA, dentist, offers sedation dentistry to ease anxiety and make dental appointments relaxing. Today, Back Mountain Dental has some … Continue reading

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Lions and Tigers and … Dentists?

Are you afraid of the dentist? You are far from alone. In fact, in a recent study conducted by the British Dental Health Foundation, respondents chose dentists as their number one fear above common phobias like spiders, snakes, or flying. … Continue reading

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