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Dental Implants. Sedation Dentistry. Cosmetics Dentistry. General dentistry. Botox. Dermal fillers. Wisdom tooth extraction. Root canals. Crowns. Take most insurances. Care credit. Children Dentistry. Susanne O. Core,DMD. Jeffery M. Hepburn, DDS
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What is sedation dentistry?
Sedation dentistry is the use of medication in order to put a patient in a calm and relaxed state. It is also referred to as ‘relaxation dentistry’, ‘anxiety free dentistry’. Various sedative drugs such anxiolytics, depressants, and pain management are used to induce sedation. However, this is not the same as being unconscious during the procedure. It allows the patient to be at peace during the procedures. Moderate to Light IV sedation dentistry is quickly changing the stigma of going to the dentist.

One of the main reasons that sedation dentistry has become so popular is due to several benefits for both the patient and the dentist. The sedative drugs induce the patient into a stress free state as well as reduce memory of the treatment, and make the dental appointment a pleasant experience. At the same time, sedation makes the procedure easier for the dentist, allowing him to concentrate on performing the dental treatment with to a fully co-operative patient. For some patient groups, the use of sedation dentistry maybe the only way that they can get the dental care they need.

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“Good morning” A word your day starts with, a word that defines the happiness within and inspires you to smile no matter what happens. So when we think about starting our day, we think about starting it with perfection. I mean you would love to start your day with a good cup of coffee and an awesome breakfast right? But what if another thing takes that perfection to another level? Yes, I am talking about brushing

a thing you don’t feel right to start the day without. So brushing is something that should be done with perfection, style and comfort. And guess what, Philips DiamondClean series toothbrushes are here to do all that for you. It’s a series that will blow your mind away and will make you disparate to brush your teeth every day. Phillips Sonicare DiamondClean believes in “Whiter healthier teeth for life” Because yes, your teeth are special

Anti Aging, Fillers, Injections  Dermal filler injections are currently one of the most popular treatments in the field of medical aesthetics – and for good reason. The injections require no recovery time and provide immediate results! Medical grade filler injections typically consist of hyaluronic acid or...

Wisdom Teeth With age comes wisdom. Specifically, wisdom teeth. With age comes wisdom. Specifically, wisdom teeth. Your mouth goes through many changes in your lifetime. One major dental milestone that usually takes place between the ages of 17 and 21 is the appearance of your third molars....

Gum disease is an infection of the tissues that surround and support your teeth. It is a major cause of tooth loss in adults. Because gum disease is usually painless, you may not know you have it. Also referred to as periodontal disease, gum disease...

As you reach for your toothbrush each morning, you may not realize what’s hanging out on its bristles. “Toothbrushes can become contaminated with oral microbial organisms whenever they are placed in the mouth,” says Sharon Cooper, PhD. Viruses and bacteria from an infected person’s mouth can...

Do You Need A Root Canal? Root canal therapy is a treatment used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or infected. Root canal therapy is performed when the pulp which is composed of nerves and blood vessels in the tooth becomes infected or...

Two weeks ago I became aware of the coronavirus dilemma and thought of masks.  I immediately ran to the supply closet and saw only one box on the shelf. I asked employees if there was more.  We located a case of masks. I was very...

Today, “I want to replace my old silver fillings with white fillings” is an opening chief complaint by many patients.   I would like to share my knowledge, experiences, and advice to our patients.  Posterior white fillings are technically called resins or composites. Composites suggest a mixture of...

Many medications—both those prescribed by your doctor and the ones you buy on your own—affect your oral health. A common side effect of medications is dry mouth. Saliva helps keep food from collecting around your teeth and neutralizes the acids produced by plaque. Those acids can...