dental phobia

A mother’s love for her children: Don’t share your dental anxiety with your kids

    For many of us, our children spent this past weekend professing their love for us.  We care for them, we nurture them, and the days following Mother’s Day is a perfect time to reflect on how our love shapes our children. As mothers, we pass along many of our hopes, dreams, and fears to our children, as well as many of our personality traits.  And we do most of this unconsciously, without even trying. When it comes to […]

Who Can Benefit from Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry isn’t just for people with severe dental phobia or fears.  There are several other situations in which sedation dentistry with a certified registered nurse anesthetist offers an excellent alternative to Novocain. People with a strong gag reflex: Some people cannot tolerate even the smallest instrument in their mouths.  Sedation dentistry helps patients relax so they aren’t bothered by instruments, X-ray sensors and other items used during dental procedures. People needing extensive dental surgery:  Removing impacted wisdom teeth, placing […]