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What Is Oral Conscious Sedation, and Is It Right For Me?

July 5, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — exceptionaldentistry @ 3:35 pm
closeup of someone holding a pill

Any dentist will tell you that oral healthcare is fast, easy, and largely painless. However, dental anxiety is still widespread, which means that anything we can use to make things as pleasant as possible for nervous patients is incredibly useful.

For that reason, sedation dentistry can be a complete game-changer for anxious patients. Oral conscious sedation in particular can be a great choice for patients who need something to relax while getting the care that they need. If you’re wondering whether oral conscious sedation could work well for you, here’s what you should know about this treatment.


How Does Your Dentist Know When You Need a Filling?

June 14, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — exceptionaldentistry @ 2:40 pm
a dentist shining a light on a model of a tooth

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in four adults between 20 and 64 years old has at least one cavity, and older adults are twice as likely to have untreated cavities. As one of the most common oral health problems in the country, many patients learn at their routine checkups and cleanings with their dentists that they need a filling to treat signs of decay. Read on to learn how they can tell that a cavity is forming and what they’ll do to treat the issue.


When Can You Get Dentures After Tooth Extraction?

April 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — exceptionaldentistry @ 8:28 am
A smiling woman who just received a tooth extraction

Before denture treatment, you may have a few pearly whites pulled. That’s typical – prosthetic teeth can be more cost-effective than keeping damaged ones. Still, you may wonder how the tooth pulling affects your care’s timeline. Perhaps you’re thinking, “When can I get dentures after tooth extraction?” Well, answering that question depends on your circumstances. Luckily enough, your Gainesville dentist is here to explain. Here, then, is how long you must wait between tooth extraction and receiving dentures.


3 Foods You Should Eat If You Have Gum Disease

March 6, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — exceptionaldentistry @ 1:01 am
2 mugs of green tea sitting on a table

Gum disease is one of the most common oral health conditions that there is, with some estimates saying that around 50% of adults in the U.S. have it to some extent. Gum disease can be fairly mild, resulting in some minor inflammation, or can be severe enough to cause tooth and bone loss.

As a result, if you’re one of the many Americans who is suffering from some form of gum disease, it’s critical that you take steps to manage it properly. Dental hygiene is a massive part of that, but there are also some changes you can make to your diet that can be helpful. Here are some foods it might be a good idea to incorporate.


Are You Scared of Dental Visits? Here’s What to Know!

February 12, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — exceptionaldentistry @ 5:00 am
a woman covering her mouth at the dentist

An important part of keeping your smile whole and healthy is visiting your dentist for a checkup and cleaning. These appointments are a vital part of your oral health. They not only keep your pearly whites clean, but they can also prevent any future dental problems. Unfortunately, having a dental phobia can cause you to avoid getting care for your teeth and gums. The good news is there is a solution! Read on to learn the possible causes of your fear and how your dentist can help.


Can I Get Dental Implants If I’m a Smoker?

January 12, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — exceptionaldentistry @ 6:28 pm

Do you have gaps in your smile? Fortunately, there are a variety of options available to replace missing teeth and ultimately get your full set of teeth back. Dental implants are an ideal solution because they are the only tooth replacement option that restores the roots of the missing teeth, but what if you’re a smoker? Will this affect your ability to get dental implants? Continue reading to learn more about the relationship between smoking and dental implants.


Can Tooth Loss Change Your Facial Appearance?

December 22, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — exceptionaldentistry @ 6:24 pm

Man with a missing toothDid you know your teeth are important for more than just chewing? Not only do they create a beautiful smile, but they also allow you to speak clearly. Losing even a single tooth can have detrimental consequences for your oral health, quality of life, and self-esteem; however, missing teeth can also affect the shape of your face. Research has found an incomplete smile can make you look 10 years older, and here’s why.


Sinus Lift Before Dental Implants

December 13, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — exceptionaldentistry @ 2:58 am

Model of a sinus lift for dental implantsIf you want to replace your missing teeth permanently, dental implants are the solution for you. The unique treatment replicates both the root and crown. The process occurs in several steps, which can take a few months to complete. The first step is your placement surgery to insert a titanium post into your jawbone to mimic a root. However, you must have the adequate bone density to support the post. Unfortunately, bone loss is a common complication of missing teeth. If you’ve lost bone, you may need a sinus lift before getting dental implants. Although you may not have anticipated another step in your treatment plan, here’s why your dentist is recommending the surgical procedure.


Tips for Recovering from a Bone Graft for Dental Implants

November 24, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — exceptionaldentistry @ 4:31 am
Illustration of block dental bone graft and dental implant

Successful dental implant treatment often depends on preliminary procedures that prepare the mouth to support new teeth. One common preliminary procedure is bone grafting which strengthens and enlarges the jawbone so it can bond well with dental implants. If your oral surgeon has recommended that you undergo a dental bone graft in Gainesville, it’s understandable if you are a bit nervous, but don’t worry. In this blog post, discover what you can expect during bone graft recovery and how you can stay as comfortable as possible while you are on the mend.


Enjoying the Holidays After Oral Surgery

November 12, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — exceptionaldentistry @ 12:32 am

Woman wearing Santa hat smilingIf you have time off from work for the holidays, it can be the perfect opportunity to schedule your oral surgery. However, no one wants to miss out on their favorite seasonal meals or spending time with loved ones. You don’t have to skip the festivities. Whether recovering from a tooth extraction, dental implants, or another procedure, here’s how you can enjoy the holidays while healing from oral surgery.


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