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Wilkes-Barre Sedation Dentist Offers Insight on the Gag Reflex

Having a sensitive gag reflex can create anxiety for dental patients, which leads them to avoid much needed dental work. Knowledge can be a powerful tool in reducing the sensitivity of your gag reflex through relaxation techniques. Our Wilkes-Barre sedation … 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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Tips from Your Scranton-Area Dentist on Overcoming Fear

Dental appointments are a source of fear and anxiety for many people for a multitude of reasons, from a past negative experience in the dental chair to a fear of dental procedures. While it’s entirely normal to suffer from dental … 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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What is IV sedation?

At Back Mountain Dental, Dr. James DeFinnis uses IV sedation to provide his patients with a comfortable, anxiety-free dental experience. What is IV sedation? IV sedation is a technique used by specially trained dentists to keep patients comfortably sedated throughout … Continue reading

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Relief for Sensitive Gag Reflex

Do you have a sensitive gag reflex that makes visits to the dentist uncomfortable or embarrassing? Does gagging prevent you from making dental appointments? I’m Dr. James DeFinnis, a sedation dentist in Trucksville, PA, and I have experience helping patients … Continue reading

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Foods That Keep Your Smile Strong and Beautiful

You probably realize how much what you eat affects your health. And you have a lot of factors to consider when planning and preparing meals: sugar intake, vitamins, minerals, fiber, calorie count. The food you eat affects the condition of … 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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How You Can Prevent Oral Cancer, Even if You Smoke

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, and if you know anything about the risk factors for the disease, you know that tobacco use is the single biggest risk factor for oral cancer. The most recent statistics show that tobacco is … Continue reading

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