What is the best sedation dentistry option for me?

Sedation dentistry has transformed dental treatments for countless patients who, until its inception, found it difficult or impossible to tolerate dental treatment. Contrary to popular belief, sedation dentistry isn’t only for patients who are anxious or fearful about visiting their dentist or undergoing dental treatment. It is also exceedingly valuable for those patients with cognitive or physical disabilities that prevent them from accessing conventional dental appointments, for example, those with an inability to sit still, hold their mouth open or even those that lack the ability to follow basic instructions. 

Are you a Candidate for Sedation Dentistry?

Do your palms sweat when you receive a notification from your dentist’s office asking you to attend a check-up? Are you suffering from dental problems but too frightened to make an appointment with a professional? Dental avoidance is a very real issue affecting countless people across the country. There are many reasons why someone might avoid visiting the dentist, but in many cases, anxiety or fear is the reason behind skipping these crucial appointments. 

Periodontal Disease and how it Impacts your Entire Body

Many people don’t realize it, but the gums play an integral role in the support of our teeth. Not only do they cover the sensitive and delicate tooth roots, but they also contain sockets in which our teeth sit. The gum tissue then grows around the base of each tooth to secure it in place. Unfortunately, our gums are just as likely to be affected by problems as our teeth are, and by far the biggest issue that can affect the health and function of our gums is known as periodontal disease.

Bye-Bye, Anxiety! Hello IV Sedation Dentistry

It’s no secret that sometimes people struggle with coming to the dentist for their oral care needs. There are numerous reasons that patients have severe anxiety associated with the dental chair, and we want to be an option that puts their minds at ease. That’s where IV sedation dentistry comes in. This safe and effective method of dentistry allows people the opportunity to kick back and relax as they undergo necessary procedures to restore their oral health.

Dentures vs. Dental Implants

In the world of dentistry, there have probably been no bigger debates for our patients than the struggle between dentures and dental implants. Let’s face it, having to replace your permanent teeth isn’t something that everybody wants to deal with.

Is All on 4 The Answer

If you’re asking yourself, “My mouth is failing, what do I do?” All on 4 dental implants may be the answer...

The Main Culprit of a Cavity and How to Tackle It

Every time you go to the dentist, they tell you to floss more. While this is sound advice that you should take, most people do not comply. A cavity does not go away. A cavity does not heal...

New Tools And Treatments To Make Your Dental Care More Effective

When you are suffering from dental health problems it is easy to look around and see the seemingly healthy smiles of those around you and think that you are the only one dealing with such issues...

5 Causes Of Teeth Sensitivity

Have you ever suffered from the sensation of “brain freeze” just from drinking a glass of water? Is ice cream almost unbearable because it hurts your teeth...

Replacement For Permanent Teeth

We get our first permanent tooth at the age 6 and over the course of our lifetime our teeth wear out due to demands we place on them. It’s amazing they last as long as they do considering the harsh environment we subject them to. Here are Delaware Smile Center- we have the most talented hygienist and doctors to perform thorough evaluations of your teeth and soft tissue to make sure our patients are the healthiest they can be...