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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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Get silly in the dental chair!

Most people have heard of sedation dentistry as a way to stay calm and comfortable during dental procedures. What many patients don’t know is that sedation comes in a variety of forms to help patients with a variety of needs. … 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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The Three Types of Dental Fear

Fear of the dentist is a huge problem in the United States. According to Medical News Today “while as many as four out of five Americans admit to being afraid of the dentist, it is estimated that one in seven American never get any dental treatment at all because of dental phobia.”

I’m Dr. James DeFinnis of Back Mountain Dental, a cosmetic dentist, and these numbers are just unacceptable. I am proud to offer sedation dentistry to patients that may have dental phobias.

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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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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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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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Anxiety-Free IV Sedation

As a sedation dentist, I know that a fear of dental phobia can be detrimental to your oral health. I constantly see patient’s that haven’t been to the dentist in years just because they are scared of what will happen when they make that appointment and come in for their exam. I’m Dr. James DeFinnis and I am here to tell you about the sedation methods I use here at Back Mountain Dental. Continue reading

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Oral vs. IV Sedation: Which One is Best for You?

As a cosmetic and sedation dentist, I constantly see patients that are nervous to have their dental work done. Here at Back Mountain Dental, we offer sedation options to soothe your anxiety and make your dental procedure much more comfortable.

I often have patients come in who have had work done by dentists that use “magic pill/twilight” sedation. I, Dr. James DeFinnis, treat patients with unique dental cases and severe dental phobia’s daily, and I am here to tell you that IV sedation is much safer than oral sedatives. Continue reading

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