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Patients Agree: Dr. James DeFinnis Keeps Dental Fear at Bay

If you suffer from dental fear, one of the best ways of preparing for your appointment is to research the dentist. Knowing the services they offer and the training and experience that they have will put you at ease. And … 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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Is IV Sedation Right for You?

In my Trucksville, PA dental office, I administer IV sedation to keep patients comfortably sedated. Perhaps you’re familiar with IV sedation but don’t know if it’s right for you. These are just a few reasons that dental patients seek IV … Continue reading

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Can’t Sit Still? Try IV Sedation from Your Trucksville Dentist!

In past blog posts, I’ve spoken in depth about the benefits of IV Sedation dentistry for: patients who fear dental work, for whom local anesthetic doesn’t work, and who have a sensitive gag reflex. But IV sedation is also a … Continue reading

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Don’t Deal with Dental Fear – Overcome It!

Sedation dentistry can make you feel relaxed and calm in the dentist’s office so that you can receive the care you need to revive your oral health. I prefer to administer IV sedation to extremely fearful dental patients. IV sedation is safe, and it allows me to control the level of sedative medication you’ll receive. Continue reading

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Sedation Dentist Wilkes Barre, Scranton, & Trucksville, PA

As a sedation dentist in Trucksville, PA, I help patients from Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, and surrounding communities overcome their dental anxiety to receive the dental care they need for optimal oral health and better quality of life. Continue reading

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Sedation Dentistry for Pennsylvania

If you’ve searched for a dentist who understands your fear, recognizes that it is a serious problem, and respects your need for special treatment options, you may have been disappointed. I want to assure you, I understand, recognize, and respect dental anxiety. In fact, I offer various levels of dental sedation to help patients overcome their fears and receive the dental care they need for a healthier mouth, a healthier life, and a more attractive smile. Continue reading

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What’s Your Dental Fear Level?

Everyone is unique, no doubt about it, but people who are scared of the dentist tend to fall into one of three categories. Knowing which category you fit into will help your sedation dentist determine how to customize your visits to reduce or eliminate your anxiety. The level of your fear does not reflect the reality of your stress. What you feel is real, valid, and should be addressed as such. Continue reading

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The Origin of Fear

Have you ever wondered, biologically, where fear begins? Fear is an emotion controlled and processed in the amygdalae, almond-shaped bundles of nuclei found deep inside the medial temporal lobes. The amygdalae are also responsible for processing the memory of emotional reactions. Continue reading

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Are You a Candidate for Dental Sedation?

As a sedation dentist, Dr. DeFinnis understands the many reasons people avoid dental visits and live with unhealthy, uncomfortable, embarrassing mouths. You no longer have to worry. Sure, that’s an easy statement to make, but a hard one to fulfill. You will feel better with a healthy mouth, fresh breath, and comfortable oral function, so schedule time to talk with Dr. DeFinnis. You might be surprised how sedation dentistry has changed lives, and how it can change yours. Continue reading

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