Does the thought of visiting the dentist make you a little nervous (or perhaps very nervous)? Millions of people across the United States struggle with dental anxiety, whether because they had a past bad experience or because they dislike the idea of a stranger working in their mouth. Dentists can do a lot to ease their patients’ nerves with a friendly manner and gentle touch, but that isn’t always enough. That is why many practices offer sedation dentistry. At Boyles General Dentistry and Implant Center, we are qualified to provide both nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation. Let’s talk about how these sedation options can help you breeze through your next appointment.
Boyles General Dentistry & Implant Center Blog
January 12, 2019
The new year is an excellent time to focus on your health and make some appropriate changes, and your oral health is no exception. Since there is so much information regarding the link between your oral health and your overall health, it is essential to make your dental care a priority, and your dentist has some helpful tips on how you can do it.
December 19, 2018
Bleeding gums, a broken tooth, or worse yet a knocked out tooth! These are all situations that you might be facing during a dental emergency, and because your first instinct is to panic, it may be hard to determine the right thing to do. Never fear, however, because your Midland dentist is here to guide you through some common dental emergencies and what you can do to successfully manage them.
December 9, 2018
Do feelings of fear keep you from visiting the dentist on a regular basis? Sedation dentistry can be a great way to comfortably receive the dental care you need so you can maintain your oral health. However, if you’re concerned about the cost, it’s a good idea to contact your insurance to see if dental sedation is covered. Many insurance plans will include it, especially if you are having oral surgery or completing multiple and complex treatment procedures. Your dental insurance coordinator can also help you determine if sedation is a covered procedure. If not, the good news is that many forms of sedation are very affordable.
October 24, 2018
With the rising cost of healthcare it is important to scrutinize different insurance plans to make sure that you are optimizing your family’s benefits. Dental insurance is no exception. Is the premium you pay for it each month worth the benefit your family receives? Your dentist has some thoughts to share on making the most of dental insurance and other options for reducing dental expenses.
October 14, 2018
When you are dealing with a compromised tooth, the situation can feel very frustrating. It is hard to eat and chew the food you used to enjoy and talking to others may feel embarrassing because of your tooth. Dental implants provide an excellent solution for restoring your smile, but are they the right option for your needs? Read on to learn more about how dental implants can benefit not only your smile, but also your oral health, and how working with a comprehensive implant dentist can make the process smooth and comfortable.
September 20, 2018
Going to the dentist can be stressful enough without having to worry about referrals to other specialists or providers that you don’t know or feel comfortable with. Wouldn’t it be great if you could rely on your own dental practice for all of your dental needs without ever having to be referred elsewhere? Here are some of the services you can expect to find when you choose a comprehensive dentist in Midland.
September 9, 2018
Have you been putting off that dental filling or crown your dentist told you about months ago? Maybe you couldn’t fit it into your schedule, or getting in the dental chair for a procedure makes you feel uncomfortable? Or perhaps you just forgot about it? Whatever the case may be, did you know that fall is an excellent time to schedule your outstanding dental treatment? Your dentist in Midland explains why this is true.
August 15, 2018
Living with multiple missing teeth can feel discouraging. You probably have difficulty chewing and eating the foods you love, while talking with other people may make you feel self-conscious. Unfortunately, tooth loss without replacement teeth will often result in more lost teeth. This is because a missing root promotes bone deterioration, which eliminates support for your surrounding teeth. Without a replacement tooth, neighboring teeth begin to shift causing bite misalignment, which can result in damage to your teeth and an increased risk of developing issues like tooth decay or gum disease. The good news is that your dentist in Midland has excellent solutions for patients missing multiple teeth. Here’s what you should know about dentures.
August 7, 2018
It happened again! This time you were eating lunch with your friends when your dentures slipped and fell into your soup. This created a completely embarrassing situation, and you’ve had enough! There must be some options for helping your dentures fit better? Or maybe you need a new one? Your dentist in Midland has some solutions for you, here’s what you should know.