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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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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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Who Delivers IV Sedation Dentistry?

I work with a certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) who is specially trained to administer IV sedation and to monitor patients while they are under the influence of a sedative. 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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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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