Posts Categorized: General Dentistry

Treatment Options for the Dental Phobic Patient

Many patients present to our office with a fear of the dentist. This fear may have arisen from a traumatic prior experience or it may be associated with “White Coat Syndrome”. Some patients simply have anxiety due to the noises found in the dental office (these noises can be from the dental drill or from… Read more »

What is so great about Nitrous Oxide?

In our dental practice, we occasionally have patients express that they’d rather do anything than come see us.  For those few patients, there is something about being in the dental chair, hearing the noise of the drill, or anticipating feeling discomfort, that makes it difficult for them to seek dental care.  One way that we… Read more »

There is Treatment for Your Receding Gumline

Every now and then, patients present to our office inquiring about treatment options for receding gums.  They may have one tooth or even multiple teeth where the gum tissue has been lost causing the tooth to appear longer than other teeth.   Sometimes, once this occurs, the tooth also becomes sensitive to temperature because the gum… Read more »

What is TMJ?

Very often, patients present to our office complaining of TMJ while pointing  to their joint area.  TMJ is actually just an acronym for the  temporomandibular joint, which everyone has.  This joint is what connects your upper and lower jaws. And the muscles around the joint enable you to open and close your mouth. The term… Read more »

Can Wisdom Teeth Make My Other Teeth Crooked?

This is an age old question that is often posed to us by our patients. Many patients understand that the wisdom teeth often erupt into the mouth in a less than ideal position. Sometimes this can cause them to tilt towards the teeth in front of them. If often seems that the time period during… Read more »