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Are You a Good Candidate for Nitrous Oxide Sedation?

November 16, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — wemakeyousmile @ 5:12 am
A patient receiving nitrous oxide sedation

If you’re someone with a fear of dentists, you might benefit from nitrous oxide. This sedative keeps many patients calm during dental treatment. Still, not just anyone can get this service. You’ll first need to ensure you’re a good candidate for nitrous oxide sedation. (Otherwise, being sedated could lead to adverse effects.) Luckily enough, your Fort Myers dentist can help you do just that. Here’s a primer on nitrous oxide sedation, including who’s a good candidate for it and who isn’t.

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I’m Going to Receive Nitrous Oxide Sedation; What Do I Need to Know?

October 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — wemakeyousmile @ 12:42 am
Woman has curious expression

Like many things about the dentist’s office, the effects of nitrous oxide gas have been greatly exaggerated in popular representations. You’ve probably seen more than one cartoon where a character receives it before flying off into fits of laughter and confessing all his deepest secrets. While nitrous oxide is also called laughing gas, its effects are not in any way dramatic or embarrassing for the patient. Here’s what you should know about nitrous oxide before being treated with it.

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How the Media Prompt Your Fear of Dentists

September 14, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — wemakeyousmile @ 2:31 pm
A frightened woman receiving dental care

It’s not uncommon to be afraid of dentists. In fact, roughly 36% of Americans fear getting dental treatments. However, your phobia was likely encouraged by the forces of pop culture. Film, TV, and other kinds of media often portray dentistry negatively. The reality, though, is that dentists aren’t scary and work to make their treatments relaxing and smooth. To prove this claim, here’s a summary of dental anxiety and media from your Fort Myers practice.

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Reasons Why Younger Adults Might Need Dentures, Too!

August 15, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — wemakeyousmile @ 5:56 pm
Set of new dentures on a white background

Dentures are a popular, affordable method to replace missing teeth. While we tend to think of them as a solution only for the elderly, that’s simply not the case! Age is not the only factor that leads to tooth loss, and there are plenty of younger adults who could benefit from dentures, too. Keep reading to learn why dentures aren’t just for seniors!

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My Dental Implant is Loose—What Do I Do?!

August 9, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — wemakeyousmile @ 8:10 am

Dental implants are famed for their stability. Their connection to the jaw makes the durable and strong, which is what draws a lot of people to the procedure in the first place.

That being the case, if you notice that your dental implant has suddenly started to feel loose, you may rightfully be caught off guard. As much longevity as dental implants have, nothing lasts forever—here’s what you should do if you notice signs of failure in yours.

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