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What Does Dental Sedation Feel Like?

February 20, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Erin Page @ 6:21 pm

Smiling dental patient reclining in treatment chairHas your dentist recommended that you be sedated for an upcoming procedure? If you have never been sedated before, you may be nervous about the prospect. What does dental sedation feel like? Is it really right for you? This blog post can help you prepare for the road ahead.


Is Dental Sedation Safe During Pregnancy?

February 10, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Erin Page @ 6:18 pm

Pregnant dental patient reclining in treatment chairProfessional oral care is critical during every stage of life; pregnancy is certainly no exception. Expecting mothers are at a heightened risk of numerous oral health problems, such as gingivitis, enamel erosion, and more. Your dentist can help you with such issues. However, if you have a degree of anxiety, you might hesitate to book an appointment due to concerns about sedation. Is dental sedation safe during pregnancy? Read on below to learn the answer.


How Dental Sedation Helps Special Needs Patients

February 1, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Erin Page @ 6:17 pm

Special needs patient relaxing while receiving dental careSome people have no problem with visiting the dentist. Others, though, have circumstances that make it extremely difficult for them to stay relaxed and comfortable during treatments. If that is true of you or someone in your family, you may need to visit a dentist who offers sedation. To learn more about how dental sedation helps special needs patients, continue reading this blog post.


My Invisalign Aligner Does Not Fit — What Should I Do?

January 14, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Erin Page @ 5:39 pm

Dentist helping patient place Invisalign in her mouthInvisalign aligners are custom-designed for a patient’s unique mouth. They should fit snugly on your teeth, but they should be relatively comfortable. If one of yours keeps popping off or simply does not want to slide onto your teeth, you might say, “My Invisalign aligner does not fit!” What should you do in such a situation? Read on below to discover a few possible reasons for ill-fitting aligners and what you can do to address such issues.


Considering a Dental Bridge? Learn About Your Options.

January 5, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Erin Page @ 9:37 pm
older smiling woman

If you’re one of the 120+ million Americans who is currently missing at least one tooth, now is the best time to be alive. While that might sound like a strange statement, the truth is that people currently have more options than ever when it comes to rebuilding their smiles, all of which are strong, reliable, and attractive. One of the most popular is a dental bridge in Schenectady. As with anything else these days, you have a choice to make when it comes to bridges, so below, we’re going to briefly discuss both types so you can decide which one might be right for you.


Don’t Believe These 4 Myths about Cosmetic Dentistry

December 3, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Erin Page @ 6:58 pm

Close-up of myth vs. facts signs on bulletin boardWould you like to enhance the look of your teeth? Many people would. However, some hold back because they have heard things about cosmetic dentistry that put them off. The good news is that many popular negative ideas about cosmetic treatments are untrue. Read on below to learn the truth behind some common myths.


What to Expect During Dental Bone Graft Recovery

November 12, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Erin Page @ 6:55 pm

 Illustration of bone granules being used during dental bone graftMany patients who wish to get dental implants have lost some bone density and volume in their jaw. In order for their implants to succeed, they have to undergo a dental bone graft. That prospect might seem a little intimidating, but it is nothing to worry about. You should feel virtually nothing during the procedure itself. Afterward, you will need to go through a recovery period. What can you expect while you are on the mend? Here are some important details about the recovery process:


Will Nitrous Oxide Put Me to Sleep?

November 3, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Erin Page @ 6:52 pm

Close-up of dials on machine used to administer nitrous oxideWill you soon undergo a dental procedure? You may be curious about what to expect during your upcoming experience. Specifically, you may want to know what you will feel while your dental team is working. The good news is that local anesthesia, combined with nitrous oxide sedation, can ensure that you feel virtually no discomfort. But what exactly does nitrous oxide do? Will it put you to sleep? Read on below to discover some important details about this form of sedation.


Discover Answers to Your Questions about Sedation Dentistry

October 25, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Erin Page @ 6:48 pm

Young woman thinking, has questions about sedation dentistryIf the idea of visiting the dentist makes you feel a little anxious or afraid, you can rest assured that your dental team understands your concerns. They want to do all they can to help you feel comfortable and relaxed. To that end, they may suggest that you be sedated during treatment. What is sedation dentistry? What can you expect from it? In this blog post, you will find answers to these and other frequently asked questions about sedation dentistry.


Beyond Anxiety Relief: Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

October 20, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Erin Page @ 6:45 pm

Behind view of relaxed dental patient enjoying benefits of sedation dentistrySedation dentistry is often touted as an option for people who experience fear or anxiety around their dental appointments. Certainly, it may be able to help you if you struggle with negative feelings toward oral procedures. However, even if are inclined to be perfectly calm during dental appointments, sedation may still be recommended for you. Let’s talk about a few benefits of sedation dentistry that go far beyond relieving anxiety.


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