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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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Radiation During Dental X-rays

Are you among the many people who avoid the dentist because you’re worried about radiation exposure when getting dental X-rays? Does even the word “radiation” make you uneasy? If so, you’re not alone—but you are misinformed. Many people feel nervous … Continue reading

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Stress and Your Smile

We often blog about dental phobia and dental stress, and how sedation dentistry can help you overcome your fears to receive the dental care you need. While stress about dental visits keeps many people from enjoying long-term, good dental health, … Continue reading

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Truths About Dental Fear

Everyone fears something because fear is part of being human; it’s part of our survival instinct. Survival is good! Sometimes, however, we fear things that could help us, not harm us. For many, fear of the dentist leads to poor … 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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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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What Does IV Sedation Dentistry Feel Like?

Some people refer to IV sedation dentistry as “sleep dentistry,” but that’s not a true description. The patient is not put to sleep with IV sedation in the dentist’s office. The term “twilight sedation” is more accurate. I’m Dr. Jamie DeFinnis of Back Mountain Dental in Trucksville, PA. For years, I’ve offered IV sedation dentistry to patients from Wilkes-Barre, Scranton, and across the state. 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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