If you’ve ever breathed in nitrous oxide at a dentist’s office, then you’ve already experienced the benefits of sedation dentistry. Sedatives in the dentist’s office are much more commonplace than they used to be, but it’s important to do a little research before becoming a sedation dentistry patient. There are some surprising things you might learn. And remember to make sure you receive sedation dentistry from providers who are specially trained to administer it safely and effectively. “Not all dentists are certified to administer sedatives and this can sometimes pose… Read More
Dentistry has an unpopular reputation for causing discomfort, but this is largely a myth. One of your dentist’s top priorities is making sure you have a positive and comfortable experience in the dentist chair. This is the best way to ensure that you’ll stick to your recommended exam and cleaning schedule. To eliminate the possibility of any discomfort, your dentist can use a variety of pain prevention methods. “Here at Long Island Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry, we’re proud to offer sedation dentistry for a wide range of procedures-everything from deep… Read More
The first things that come to mind when it comes to dentistry in general are “What’s it going to cost?” and “How much is it going to hurt?” Not a surprising reaction given that before current advances in the field, dental work, in particular cosmetic dentistry, has been expensive and - depending on the treatment - painful. These misconceptions have long since been laid to rest with advances in technology, less invasive techniques, and better, longer lasting materials. But old myths die hard. For those who want to improve their… Read More
For some people, a trip to the dentist is the stuff of nightmares. NBC News told the story of Barbara Scott, a 50-year-old woman who had responded poorly to Novocain as a child and had to endure drilling and filling without any anesthetic at all. “I can remember sitting there with tears running down my face,” she recalled, saying that she often put off needing work done, which only made problems worse. When she heard about sedation dentistry, she said she felt it “was totally an answer to a prayer.”… Read More
DIY dentistry has become big business recently, thanks to companies marketing products like “gap bands” and YouTube videos offering demonstrations on everything from extractions to teeth straightening. For some, the perceived high cost of dentistry turns them to do-it-yourself options, but these so-called treatments can actually end up costing more pain and money than professional services. Suffolk County cosmetic dentists Dr. Nick and Dr. Elliot caution against DIY dental procedures to avoid pain, tooth loss and other serious complications. Teeth straightening at home One of the biggest trends is at-home teeth… Read More
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