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Do You Need a Dentist or a Specialist for a Root Canal Treatment Process?

Some patients feel fear or anxiety when they hear their dentist mention the words “root canal.” However, if you suffer from certain kinds of dental pain, the root canal treatment process may be your best solution.

People have misconceptions about root canals. For example, many believe that root canals are extremely painful. However, most patients find that when a skilled professional performs the root canal it is no more painful than a common filling.

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what is sedation dentistry

What is Sedation Dentistry and Is It Right For You?

What is sedation dentistry? Sedation dentistry offers an alternative for patients who otherwise find dentistry very painful or distressing. With the help of medication, the patient relaxes while the dentist performs the procedure.

Patients seek sedation for a variety of dental procedures ranging from preventative care to oral surgery. Some patients cannot otherwise tolerate essential preventative treatments like an exam or cleaning without medication. For them, sedation allows them to enjoy a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. Other patients need more complicated painful procedures that require some anesthetic. Each situation is different, but a skilled dentist understands the nuances involved.

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mouthguard for tmj

Choosing a Mouth Guard for TMJ Pain Relief  

Do you suffer from jaw pain, headaches, or facial pain? It may be a problem with your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and or your jaw muscles. Often a mouth guard provides relief for people suffering from TMJ and muscle discomfort.  

Before we describe specific treatments, it helps if you understand some basic information about TMJ. Keep in mind, this information is for educational purposes. Regular dental care and exams are always the first line of defense against TMJ problems as well as other dental health concerns.

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