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Oral-Systemic Health

If dentists scare me, why would I care about oral-systemic health? As a sedation dentist in Back Mountain, PA, Dr. DeFinnis has helped many fearful dental patients overcome their apprehension and receive much-needed dental work. After restoring oral health, Dr. … Continue reading

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Bad Teeth Are Not Reason to Be Embarrassed with Dr. DeFinnis

The Cycle of Dental Neglect For many people who avoid dental visits, a bad experience at a dentist’s office created a fear or dislike of all dentists. Not going to the dentist for years led to poor dental health – … 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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Does Your Child’s Smile Make the Grade?

Summer’s almost over, and it’s time to help your child get ready for school. You’ve got pens and pencils, new clothes, and notebooks; is a dental checkup on your to-do list? Now is a great time to schedule that appointment … 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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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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When Local Dental Anesthetic Doesn’t Work

I’m Dr. James DeFinnis, a sedation dentist at Back Mountain Dental. I appreciate your concerns, fears, stress, and anxiety. And I’m here to tell you, there is a solution. 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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