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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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Are You Immune to Novocaine or Laughing Gas?

Redheads have the highest incidence of immunity to novocaine and lidocaine. Some people don’t respond to laughing gas, commonly known as nitrous oxide, either. The sad truth is, many people avoid professional dental care today because of painful dental appointments in the past. 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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Sedation Dentistry: What to Expect at the First Appointment

It’s a huge step, an admirable step, toward getting a handle on your oral health. I’m Dr. Jamie DeFinnis, an IV sedation dentist in Back Mountain, PA, and I want to help you understand what you can expect at your first sedation dentistry appointment in my office. Basically, we’ll get to know each other. You can check me out by asking questions – any questions you like. Continue reading

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Is Dental Sedation Covered by Insurance?

Most often, dental insurance won’t cover sedation for fearful, phobic, or anxious patients. However, at Back Mountain Dental, we help patients afford IV sedation dentistry by working with CareCredit, Springstone Financial, and Chase Health Advance. These three respected patient lending … Continue reading

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It’s Okay to Be Scared of Dentistry

First of all, if you avoid dental visits because the whole idea scares you, you aren’t alone. Dental fear and the more intense version, dental phobia, are very real issues for many people. Continue reading

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