Emergency Dental Treatment and Sedation

There is no telling when a dental emergency will occur. Sometimes, minor or untreated tooth pain can become unbearable overnight to the point where a patient experiences severe discomfort. A toothache may result from a cavity, loose filling, abscess, or other condition. In other cases, patients can suffer an injury that damages their teeth. While some patients can wait until the next available appointment to seek treatment, others need it as soon as possible. Common Dental Emergencies Whether someone develops a tooth infection or has an accident that harms their teeth, they will likely need to see the dentist sooner rather than later. Some common dental problems that…

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How Sedation Can Help Improve Your Child’s Dental Health

Children need to learn healthy dental care habits early in life so that they have stronger teeth that last. In honor of National Children’s Dental Health Month, dental specialists around the country are taking the time to help educate children about the best ways to care for their teeth. Many young patients can benefit from dental sedation to reduce their anxiety at the dentist’s office and give them a soothing dental experience. Some of the standard pediatric dental procedures that may be performed with sedation are: Extractions: Dentists work hard to preserve teeth that have become damaged or decayed. However, if the affected tooth has deteriorated too much…

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