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Air Abrasion Makes Dental Visits More Comfortable

Do you have tooth decay or cavities, but the thought of a drill is enough to keep you from the dentist? Air abrasion is an alternative to the dreaded dental drill that makes for more comfortable dental procedures to relieve … 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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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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“I’m Embarrassed About My Bad Oral Health”

A 2004 study showed that many people avoid dental care because of embarrassment over poor oral health. Did you experience a painful or traumatic dental procedure years ago, and you’ve not seen a dentist since? If so, your teeth have probably become less than perfect. You may suffer with gum disease, tooth decay, missing or loose teeth, and bad breath. Don’t let the state of your oral health today become a bigger hurdle than your bad dental experience. If you can put both aside just long enough to call me, Dr. Jamie DeFinnis, at 570.763.4360, I can help you. I want to help you! 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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Talking about Dental Anxiety

For the most part, people don’t like to discuss their fears, but some fears must be addressed. Dental anxiety keeps a great number of people from the dental care they need and deserve. If you suffer from dental anxiety, stress, or phobia, I understand and respect your fears. Continue reading

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“What’s the difference between IV sedation, oral sedation, and general anesthesia?”

I’m glad you asked! As a sedation dentist, I have the option of using various types of sedation, and while I sometimes recommend oral sedation to calm a person’s nerves, my preferred method is IV sedation, especially for extremely anxious dental patients. Why? Because, after much research, training, and experience, I believe IV sedation is the safest, most beneficial to the patient, and most effective sedation option for a person who is afraid of the dentist. It’s also great for people with physical concerns about sitting in the dental chair for long procedures. And IV sedation allows me to perform many procedures in one visit, so the patient doesn’t have to endure multiple appointments. Continue reading

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Big Cases, One Dental Visit, No Fear

Sedation patients often come to me with severe dental problems because of non-treatment through the years. Their fear is exacerbated because they know that they need significant dental work that could send them to the dental chair for hours and hours, and possibly for a chain of visits. Continue reading

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Are Women More Prone to Dental Phobia or Just More Honest?

Canadian researchers polled 1000 people and found that 5.5% claim to be scared of the dentist. Of the responses, women were2.5 more likely to be scared. Or at least, that’s what they said… Continue reading

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