Posts by Robert A. Sonnes

How to Deal With Dental Anxiety: Treatment Options and Sedation Dentistry

Posted by on Jan 14, 2019 in dental anxiety, fear of the dentist, sedation dentistry | 0 comments

 What is Dental Anxiety? Dental anxiety is used to describe any form of fear or stress associated with visiting a dental office. It could be connected with an anxiety disorder, but it’s also very common among those in perfect mental health. There could be triggers, such as needles or drills, or the anxiety could be triggered by the office itself. Some people may experience such an extreme form of dental anxiety that they avoid going to the dentist altogether.   Make Your Stress Free Dental Appointment Today!   How to Get Over Your Fear of Going to the Dentist   You don’t have...

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Do You Need to See a Periodontist?

Posted by on Dec 14, 2018 in Gingivitis, Gum Disease, Periodontist | 0 comments

Do You Need to See a Periodontist?

5 Warning Signs That You Need to See a Periodontist Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is a major cause of tooth loss among adults. Sometimes, the condition is caught early enough that a family dentist can provide treatment and advice. But if not, the symptoms can progress beyond a general dentist’s capability. In this case, a specialist called a periodontist can provide more specific treatment before the symptoms become increasingly serious. Here are the signs of periodontal disease that could indicate that you should make an appointment with a periodontist – immediately....

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Recovering from Wisdom Teeth Removal

Posted by on Nov 14, 2018 in Wisdom Teeth | 0 comments

Wisdom Teeth Removal You should consult your dentist to see if you need wisdom teeth removal. Your wisdom teeth are usually removed at the age of 14 or 15 because that’s the age when they start coming in. Why do dentists remove your wisdom teeth, to begin with? Well, here are some problems wisdom teeth can wreak havoc on your mouth: Cause Infection Experience Tooth loss and Tooth decay May cause Periodontal disease Develops cysts and tumors Receding of your gums Damage to adjacent teeth and tissue Jaw weakening Interfere with needed dental treatments Make Your Wisdom Teeth Removal...

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The Best Mouthwash for Gingivitis and Gum Disease

Posted by on Oct 16, 2018 in Gingivitis, Gum Disease | 0 comments

Poor dental health can lead to a variety of painful problems. One issue that could arise is gingivitis. Let’s look at the specifics of gingivitis and which mouthwashes can help treat it. What is Gingivitis? Gingivitis is a type of gum disease involving inflammation of the gums. It occurs when food and plaque get trapped in a space called the sulcus and cause an infection. This infection could cause: Red, swollen gums Bleeding gums Separation of the gums from the teeth, which could result in injury to soft tissue and bone Misalignment of the teeth called malocclusion Pus between teeth and...

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What Procedures Does a Periodontist Perform?

Posted by on Oct 9, 2018 in Periodontist | 0 comments

Periodontist Procedures Have you ever wondered what the difference is between a dentist and periodontist? While dentists are known best for focusing on your teeth and their needs, a periodontist specializes in the treatment of the surrounding gums and bones of the mouth. More specifically, periodontists perform procedures such as deep pocket cleanings, soft tissue removal, dental crown lengthening, dental implants and replacements, and bone grafting. Gum disease is one of the most common dental issues that affect adults today. The first phase of gum disease is called gingivitis and it is...

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