Sinister Effects of Smoking on Your Tonsils

Tobacco use is life-threatening. This is definitely not news. You’ve probably encountered countless cases of irreversible lung damage, cardiovascular diseases and various types of cancers in organs such as bladder, cervix, colon and rectum, larynx, liver, esophagus, kidney and ureter, pancreas, larynx, stomach, trachea, and bronchus. In fact, the harmful effects of smoking are so multi-faceted it’ll take us quite some time to discuss them all. But the point has been made—one cheap stick has expensive consequences.

Among the risks of massive tobacco abuse lie the detriments of nicotine to your tonsils. Though not as well-known compared to respiratory diseases, smoking has equally adverse effects to the first barriers of the oral cavity.

Your tonsils work round-the-clock. These lymphoid tissues are located at the side of your throat, the back of your tongue while the adenoids are located found high up your throat, behind the nose. Tonsils help prevent germs and other microbes from entering the body through your oral cavity and nose. They also contain an abundant number of white blood cells responsible for killing bacteria.

What’s inside the stick?

Cigarettes contain around 7,000 chemicals—the majority of which are highly poisonous while over 60 are known to be carcinogenic. Among these deadly substances is the infamous nicotine, a colorless yet highly noxious compound responsible for smoking’s highly addictive properties. Take a look at this long yet partial list of what goes inside a small stick of cigarette:

  • Toluene – used as an industrial solvent
  • Carbon Monoxide – interferes with blood vessels
  • Arsenic – commonly found inside insecticides
  • Ammonia – known for its use in cleaning products and pesticides
  • Hexamine – triggers asthma attacks, coughing and chest tightness
  • Methane – fatal gas that hampers breathing
  • Methanol – used as rocket fuel
  • Butane – prolonged butane exposure affects the cardiovascular and central nervous system
  • Hydrogen Cyanide – highly poisonous and volatile compound

The first victims

Where does one puff the cigarette smoke? You guessed it right. Of course, smokers use their mouths to satisfy their cravings fully. And as one of the initial barriers of the body and oral cavity, your tonsils are the first ones to take a beating. Smoking inhibits normal salivary flow which leaves you with a dry mouth. In turn, the lack of saliva encourages bacterial growth.

Tobacco also decreases the mucosal immunity responsible for regulating inflammatory cells. As well, the harmful chemicals present inside one cigarette stick profoundly affect the oral microflora, encouraging the presence of bacteria putting your gum and dental health in jeopardy. Studies made in 2010 to 2011 already concluded how smoking aggravates the tonsils. Cases of abscess-filled tonsils and recurring tonsillitis are reported along with risks of post-tonsillectomy bleeding. To add fuel to the fire, your smoking also weakens your immune system making you susceptible to infections.

Dental and gum health

Before bacteria hijack your tonsils, they first take refuge in your swollen gums and plaque-filled teeth. Smoking reduces the blood flow in your mouth while hampering the production of saliva. When this happens, your oral cavity becomes a breeding ground of microorganisms, most of which are detrimental for your teeth and gums. Cuts, ulcers, and scratches take longer to recover. This is also why recovery from dental procedures takes longer compared to non-smokers.

In a more worrying note, smoking leads to inflamed gums and the loss of bone and tissue surrounding your teeth. When this happens, your teeth eventually loosen and become more prone to tooth decay. Tooth extractions might be needed to prevent complications.

Before picking up your next stick, think about your hardworking tonsils. They might be equipped in handling bacteria and germs, but they don’t stand a chance against toxic and lethal chemicals present in tobacco. 

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Dental X-Rays; What You Should Know Before Visiting Your Dentist

Your trip to the dentist should include regularly scheduled dental x-rays. An x-ray is an imaging test that dentists use to get a clear image of your teeth and jaw to be able to plan what course of treatment to follow. This may mean filling cavities, braces or just a regular pat on the back for good oral hygiene.

When having x-rays, various parts of your body absorb radiation at a different rate. The calcium in your bones draws the most amount of radiation. As a result, your bones look white after the imaging. Fat, muscles, and other soft tissues absorb less, which is why they look grey in the image.

Of course, a dental radiograph is not a one-size-fits-all diagnostic procedure. Doctors and specialists use x-rays to determine any possible oral care issues, such as impacted or abnormal development of the teeth, and even gum disease. They’re divided into two main categories: the intraoral and extraoral.

Intraoral Radiographs

In this type of procedure, the x-ray film is placed inside the mouth. This type of radiograph is the most common among all the types of dental x-rays. Intraoral radiographs provide a tremendous amount of detail, letting your dentist find cavities and check the health of your entire tooth–enamel to root. Types of intraoral x-rays include:

  1. Bite-wing X-rays unravel the upper and lower teeth in a specific area in your mouth. This type of radiograph shows the molars (backmost teeth) and the premolars. After biting a wing-shaped device, one or more images are taken. Your dentist checks the radiographic image for any signs of decay and gum disease. This type of imaging can also help your dentist during restorations and fillings.
  2. Periapical X-rays are captured almost the same way as bite-wing x-rays, but only one tooth is examined. This type of x-ray shows the entire tooth from the crown down to the root to check changes around the tooth and neighboring bone structures.
  3. Occlusal X-rays show nearly the entire arch of the teeth on either the upper or lower jaw.

Extraoral Radiographs

This kind of procedure provides information on the jaw and skull. Unlike intraoral x-rays, this type of radiograph gives fewer details of an individual tooth. Here are examples and brief explanations of each:

  1. Panoramic X rays show the entire mouth area to detect developing and impacted teeth in the upper or lower jaw. Some dentists also use this procedure to help diagnose tumors.
  2. Tomograms examine structures in the mouth that are difficult to see because of obstacles and nearby structures blocking the typical view. Only one layer is shown while rest are blurred out.
  3. Cephalometric projections show an entire side of the head to help orthodontists determine the best teeth-realignment approach.
  4. Dental Computed (CT) Tomography looks at interior structures in 3D to detect problems in facial bones such as cysts, tumours, and fractures.
  5. Cone Beam CT creates high-quality 3-D images of your soft tissues, nerves, and bones to help dentists in tooth implant procedures
  6. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) takes a 3-D view of the oral cavity including your jaw and teeth to evaluate soft tissues

Final Thoughts

This list is not exhaustive, other types of specialized intraoral and extraoral radiographs not mentioned. Both types of x-rays can be vital in helping your dentists create a comprehensive dental care plan and treatment specifically tailored for you. Hopefully this gives you a clear picture (pun intended) of how important x-rays are in making your dentist’s work more straightforward, and your smile brighter.

Rest assured that at Airdrie Springs Dental, we only use digital X-rays which produce the lowest possible dose of radiation

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Common oral issues that can damage your teeth and health

Infections in the mouth happen more often then you may realize. Improper hygiene, vices and physical contact are just some of the causes. Being aware of what’s going on within your mouth can save major health problems down the road from common oral issues.

Some of the simplest causes of problems are also the easiest to take care of.

Tooth decay:

Also called dental carries or cavities. Your teeth break down due to acids that are caused by bacteria. If you have pain while eating, pits in the tooth surface, or dark marks in the tooth; chances are you already have cavities. See your dentist right away to have it be a minor fix.

Regular flossing and brushing along with dental cleanings and checkups can help prevent this from occurring in the first place.

Gingivitis: 

Gingivitis is caused by plaque that becomes attached to your tooth surfaces. It causes your gums to get red and irritated. Left long enough it will cause them to bleed. Regularly going to your dentist for a cleaning is important as they will remove the plaque for you.

Better yet, practice good oral hygiene, especially flossing to make sure the areas your brush can’t reach get properly cleaned. Don’t ignore gingivitis as it will progress to a more virulent strain of gum disease. Isn’t five minutes a day worth the investment to avoid the pain this could cause?

Gum Disease:

a.k.a. periodontal disease, this one makes your gums more inflamed than gingivitis and affects the tissue around your teeth. The tissue pulls away from the tooth leaving pockets where particles can get trapped, causing an infection. If you have ignored your gingivitis before, do not let this one pass. If you are having troubles with your gums, you should visit your dentist immediately.

Once again, good oral hygiene, brushing and flossing, can help prevent this becoming a problem.

Cold Sores:

young man showing cold sore - Poor blood sugar control can cause slow healing, especially or cold sores

a.k.a. oral herpes is a viral infection caused by the herpes simplex virus. There are names for every herpes infection that occur in your body. Oral herpes is the very visible infection that occurs on your face or in your mouth. If your lip starts itching or maybe you already have fever blisters, chances are good this is a cold sore. Cold sores may take two to four weeks to disappear. While the cold sore is present, you’ll probably feel pinching-like pain at the affected area. Herpes will usually let itself show for a period of time with some active cases, but it will also decrease depending on severity. There are medicated creams that can help speed the process of healing the outbreak. Herpes is not limited to cold sores so watch out for unexplained fever, swollen lymph nodes, muscle pain and headaches as the first symptoms to be concerned about.     

Keeping your lips from drying out by using a lip balm daily can help prevent these breaking out, but discuss options to control them with your doctor or dentist if you get them frequently.                                                                                 

happy smiling tooth at dentist

Taking care of your oral health is simple and easy. Brush after meals and before bed and floss once or twice a day. There are many electric toothbrushes that can help make this a light task. There are also many aids to make flossing less of a bother as well. Regular dental checkups and cleanings should also be a necessary part of your routine.

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Gingivitis


Do your gums bleed when you brush or floss? Is it sore or outright painful when you eat? Do you have bad breath that mouthwash doesn’t cover up? Are your gums red or purple and swollen? Do they feel squishy, like a gummy bear? Do your gums look like they are receding? It’s very possible you have gingivitis.

What is Gingivitis?

gingivitis

Gingivitis is an inflammation of tissues around the teeth (also known as your gums or gingiva). When it first starts, you may not even notice it. It is the very early development stage of “Periodontitis”. The gums become red and painfully swollen at this stage. Eventually it gets to the point where is causes bleeding when you floss or even brush your teeth. It can also cause sleepless nights with an aching mouth.

How to know if you have gingivitis?

These are the symptoms of gingivitis that will help you know if you have one:

  • Swollen and Red Gums
  • Frequent Gum Bleeding
  • Receding Gums
  • Halitosis or Bad Breath
  • Fever (Early Stage)
  • Malaise
  • Pain
  • Bleeding on Tooth Brushing

What are some causes of gingivitis?

Poor oral hygiene is a primary cause of gingivitis. Bacteria build up around your gum line, causing a sticky plaque to form on your teeth. If you don’t remove it, it hardens into tartar which in turn irritates the gums, causing them to inflame. This is why adequate brushing and flossing is required!

Did you know that regular smokers get gingivitis more often than non-smokers? Harmful substances such as nicotine and tar from cigarettes (or chewing tobacco) get introduced into the body. It should be no surprise that these can cause stains on teeth, halitosis, gum problems, oral thrush, cancers, cavities or tooth decay, etc. Nicotine also interferes with how our body responds to bacteria as it impairs thebody’simmune functions.

Hormone changes during puberty, menopause and the menstrual cycle can also cause sensitivity in the gingiva.

Pregnancy is another possible cause. As stated by PubMed.gov, ovarian hormones such as estrogen and progesterone rise at this stage causing pregnant women to be more likely to experience gingivitis. It is said that gingivitis generally occurs to 60-75% of pregnant women, but if they practice good oral hygiene in the beginning of pregnancy, the rate will only be 0.3%.

Nutritional Deficiency is also a possible cause. Lack of good nutrition can affect one’s health causing various health problems including gingivitis. Vitamin C deficiency is linked to gum disease (think scurvy).

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) leads to a higher risk of gingivitis. Having HIV is a serious matter, it reduces the immune system’s effectiveness which affects all the body systems. The mouth will be a good indication if you have an immunodeficiency through observing it. At an early stage of HIV, several symptoms will show up especially in your mouth.

  • Dryness of Mouth & Cavities
  • Oral lesions
  • Thrush
  • Gum Disease/Gingivitis
  • Hairy Leukoplakia (A condition causing white lesions, or patches, on the tongue)
  • Periodontitis
  • Oral Cancer

These symptoms might give you a sign whether you have existing HIV or not. But, the most effective way in knowing such is to get tested and you’re off to go. Getting tested is far more reliable than doubting yourself.

Medications may also lead to gingivitis. Drugs like anticonvulsants, calcium channel blockers, and immunosuppressants can cause gingival overgrowth. Make sure that the next time you visit your dentist, you mention ALL medications and supplements you are (or were) taking.

Diabetics have to be even more careful. If you’re diabetic and you accidentally brushed your teeth hard, you could cause your gums to become inflamed or swollen. Because you have high levels of blood glucose, it can take significantly longer for your gingivitis to heal. This is because  decreased blood circulation makes it hard for the body to repair wounds. If you are diabetic and suspect gingivitis, you should seek medical assistance right away.

Stress is linked to suppressing the immune system which will affect the general functions in the body which can lead to gum disease.

How do you treat gingivitis?

  • The cure starts within you. Always make to brush your teeth at least twice a day, in the morning and at night. Be smart in choosing toothbrush as their textures could differ.
  • Soft bristled toothbrush is highly recommended. When brushing your teeth, don’t scrub too hard as it will irritate the swollen gums and may cause bleeding.
  • Replace your toothbrush every 3 months.
  • Flossing is also a good way to deep clean your teeth and gum line.
  • Stop smoking. This is a very important advice for all smokers, your oral health is not just in danger, you are prone to lung cancer and other health risks.
Good dental hygiene is necessary
Good dental hygiene is necessary

Maintaining proper oral hygiene is critical. It sounds like such a simple thing, but it can be one of the easiest things to help ensure good health.

As part of proper oral hygiene, visiting your dentist every 6 – 9 months is highly advisable. If you have multiple factors affecting your risk of gingivitis, it may be recommended that you come more often.

If you have any of the symptoms listed above or feel like something has changed with how your mouth feels, come in and see us. A check-up and cleaning may be all it takes but we’ll be able to put you on the path to proper oral care.

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Traditional Braces vs Invisalign; What’s the Right Choice for Me?

Are you worried about crooked or crowded teeth? Are you wondering what would be the best method is to fix them?

You’ve heard there are at least two choices; Invisalign or traditional braces. You might first wonder, what even is Invisalign? They are also called “clear aligners”. Invisalign was invented in 1997 by two Harvard students; Zia Christi and Kelsey Wirth. These two brilliant people invented and founded the Align Technology®. Most people know what braces are. Orthodontics is the treatment of irregularities in the teeth (especially of alignment and occlusion) and jaws, including the use of braces.  In 1728, French dentist Pierre Fauchard, who is often credited with inventing modern orthodontics, published a book entitled “The Surgeon Dentist” on methods of straightening teeth. Modern braces come with different variations of materials like metal (traditional braces), ceramic braces, lingual braces, and self-ligating braces. Invisalign is also classified as a brace, though it may not look like your traditional one.

INVISALIGN

Invisalign upper aligner
  1. The dentist takes a 3D image of your mouth and shows you using software what your smile will look like after the treatment
  2. Multiple aligners are made to take your teeth from where they are to where you want them to be over the course of the treatment, a little change at a time
  3. Invisalign are transparent and therefore most people won’t notice you’re wearing them
  4. They can be removed easily
  5. Easier to continue regular dental hygiene, brush and floss as normal (meaning do it daily)
  6. Custom trimmed to gum line for a more comfortable fit
  7. Often take less time than traditional braces

Traditional Braces

  1. Effective method to straighten teeth
  2. Made from high-grade stainless steel
  3. Tends to be more affordable than Invisalign
  4. Dentists usually recommend traditional braces for those who have overcrowded teeth
  5. Better choice for people who can’t or won’t remember to wear their Invisalign 22 hours a day.

Invisalign is an innovative class of braces but it is not a perfect tool. Though it is a high-tech tool for fixing your smile it still has its drawbacks. For example: it turns yellow when you casually smoke or drink soda, it is often more expensive than traditional braces, and you must remember to put them in and remove them while eating.

Traditional braces are the “go to” for many dentists especially for teenagers and children. Same as Invisalign, traditional braces are not perfect either. There are issues with eating; especially crunchy and sticky foods, wires tend to loosen, it usually takes 1 – 3 years depending on the patient’s case. These are just some examples of the cons of having traditional braces.

Whichever method you choose, don’t hesitate to gain the confidence and healthier life that a beautiful, straight smile can bring. We would love to help you achieve this.

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Your smile could change your life!

Smiling makes you seem polite, friendly, and capable. If you look sad, nervous or anxious, maybe even in a bad mood; other people wonder if they want to be around you.

As simple a thing as a bright smile could lead you to success because in business, it gives coworkers confidence that you are certain with what you are doing!

You might also be surprised to learn that how big you smile can predict your life span. A 2010 Wayne State University research project studied pre-1950s major league player baseball cards. According to Ron Gutman, author of Smile: The Astonishing Powers of a Simple Act, “The researchers found that the span of a player’s smile could actually predict the span of his life.

Players who didn’t smile for their baseball card pictures lived an average of only 72.9 years, whereas players with beaming smiles lived an average of almost 80 years.” Must be the endorphin rush that keeps you going longer!

Smiling can make you happy, and it leads the people around you to smile as well. Buddhist author Thich Nhat Hanh said, “Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.”

A lovely woman with a brilliant smile that lights up her face.
A brilliant smile transforms you


Welcome to the world of cosmetic dentistry!

While traditional dentistry addresses the health of your teeth and gums, cosmetic dentistry focuses on the appearance of your teeth, mouth, and smile.

Cosmetic dentistry has been around for decades, but the materials used today are more durable and natural looking than those used in the past.

Ways to fix your smile via Cosmetic Dentistry

  1. Dental Crowns: Crowns, aka as caps, are custom made to fit over your existing tooth after it has been prepped. For cosmetic purposes, crowns are usually made from ceramic, porcelain or porcelain fused to metal. Crowns are used in cosmetic dentistry to cover teeth that are broken or chipped, have large fillings, are oddly shaped, or to cover spaces in between teeth.
  2. Veneers: This is a procedure that can be used to repair or improve the appearance of a tooth that has been badly stained, broken or chipped, or mildly crooked. These are made from a thin piece of porcelain or other material and cemented to your tooth.
  3. Orthodontic Treatments: Orthodontics is not just a childhood rite of passage any longer. More and more adults are seeking treatment from orthodontists for cosmetic purposes. Advancements in straightening teeth include braces that actually hide the fact you are having orthodontic work done!
  4. Tooth Bonding: Bonding is the process in which tooth-colored material made of composite resin, placed on the tooth then shaped to fit and hardened with a light. This can be used as a cost-effective method to repair and improve the appearance of a tooth that has been stained, broken or chipped and even fill in gaps.
  5. Teeth Whitening: Sometimes the simplest thing will be the most effective at giving you the bright smile you deserve. There are several methods available: surface abrasives (often found in toothpaste), bleaching and bleaching with laser or light. Not everyone is a suitable candidate for any or all of these procedures. Thin enamel, sensitive teeth or gums, or other oral issues may mean whitening will cause more harm than good. Therefore, you should always check with your dentist before whitening your teeth at home.                                                               
a smiling mouth with teeth shown half stained and half bright white
Whitening your teeth can bring a glow to your smile

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If You Get a Cavity or Need Dental Work While Wearing Braces…

Remembering to brush, rinse and floss on a regular basis is a chore by itself…even without braces. But the added nooks and crannies of orthodontics make brushing details even more difficult. Keeping your teeth clean while wearing braces surely can be a challenge and much more difficult to remove food particles that get stuck in between the teeth and brackets.

 

First, before your braces are put on, your dentist most probably took care of any issues you had with regards to cavities. So, you should be in good oral health when the braces go on.

 

But, it is true, cavities can develop while you are wearing your braces.

 

If this does happen, there are generally 2 choices for your dentist to make:

 

Do nothing for the time being. If your issue is found to be in very early stages, it may be possible for the decision to be made to wait until the braces come off to fix the issue.  In the meantime, your role is to take good care of your mouth while you have your braces.

 

Take action. The second choice might be to move forward with fixing the problem, In some instances, fillings may need to be done before braces are complete.

 

Regardless of what is needed, you can be rest assured your dentist is working to achieve the same thing you want.  A beautiful

Good dental hygiene is necessary
Good dental hygiene is necessary

straight smile is the goal for all of you.

 

Your part is to brush and floss according to the daily routine to keep as much as possible from gathering on the braces and teeth while wearing your braces.

 

 

In addition to providing tips through these posts, we’re also pleased to offer a FREE report that offers important dental information. Why not get your copy now? The Consumer’s Guide to Straighter, Whiter Teeth is just a click away. And it’s absolutely FREE.

 

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What Factors Determine How Long You’ll Have to Wear Braces?

braces
braces

People of all ages, just like you, are considering orthodontic treatment for a variety of reasons. Maybe you’ve lost some teeth and your teeth are shifting. Or you have crooked teeth and hate your smile. From adolescence to the senior years, you can get fitted with braces to improve your smile once again and regain good oral health.

One of the most common questions dentists hear is, “How long will I have to wear my braces?” The answer basically is as long as it takes. Unfortunately, there are many factors that go into how long the process takes for each person. Generally, however, the average length of time is less than two years, but, again, this can vary for many reasons.

For example, if you have an underlying health condition, you may require longer or shorter time periods for braces. Health problems, such as diabetes, congestive heart failure, and cancer may impact your ability to get braces at all. And, for sure, can have a bearing on how long the braces are worn.

If you have a specific medical condition, it’s a good idea to get a medical exam before consulting with a dentist to help clarify special conditions. That way the dentist can adjust the timeline for wearing braces as needed.

If you’re someone who’s not likely to closely follow the oral dental care prescribed for orthodontia treatment, then you may prolong the braces process.

However, if you are compliant and eager to reap the exciting benefits of an attractive new smile, you’ll will probably wear your braces for the shortest amount of time and typically see the most effective results.

Orthodontic treatment is like other types of medical treatment. The more closely you follow the doctor’s orders, the more quickly the cure will be achieved.  Unless, of course you have a potentially disruptive medical condition.

 

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How to Take Care of Your Braces

There’s no doubt braces can do wonders for your smile.  However, you need to give both the braces and your teeth proper care to avoid damaging either while you’re wearing braces.

 

It goes without saying…It’s important to brush, and floss regularly. Also, keep in mind, you should still keep your regular visits with your dentist.

 

In addition to this, the next most important thing is for you to be cautious of the foods you eat. Food has the greatest potential for doing damage to your braces. So, think before you pop something into your mouth.

 

Here are two things to keep out of your mouth when you have braces:

        Stay away from chewy or sticky sweets

Braces need care to keep from being damaged
Braces need care to keep from being damaged

Treats such as caramels, gum and taffy can get wrapped around and bend your wires and brackets. Also, the sugar in these treats stays on your teeth.

Stay away from hard foods

Hard or crunchy foods, such as chips, ice, and hard candy to name a few can snap a wire or bracket and break it. Obviously, this is something you want to also avoid.

 

When you have your braces put on, the dentist should give you a list of other things to avoid and instructions to follow. Make sure you listen and follow the instructions. If you do, the process of moving your teeth into proper position will not be delayed by having to fix something along the way.

 

Certainly, if you have any questions regarding your oral care during this time or something has bent or breaks, contact your dentist.

 

By taking good care and giving up a few things along the way for a brief period of time, your attention to taking good care of your braces will pay off quickly.

 

 

In addition to providing tips through these posts, we’re also pleased to offer a FREE report that offers important dental information. Why not get your copy now? The Consumer’s Guide to Straighter, Whiter Teeth is just a click away. And it’s absolutely FREE.

 

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Wisdom Doesn’t Come From Your Teeth…

Be wise and have them removed

It is recommended people get their wisdom teeth out since they pose many potential problems.

 

Generally, this happens during the young adult years. For many, having wisdom teeth extracted is an easy choice.

 

But for others, not so much.

 

Are you nervous about having your wisdom teeth pulled?

 

If you are, you should  find comfort in knowing, most people experience little interruption to their regular schedule. Following treatment, you may feel like resting, and it’s a good idea to take it easy. But, in most cases, you’ll be able to go about your day to day activities without any major changes to your routine.

 

If that’s not enough to put your mind at ease and you still have some anxiety, you might want to consider one of the forms sedation dentistry now available.

 

Sedation can help with the anxiety of tooth removal
Sedation can help with the anxiety of tooth removal

It doesn’t matter if you want to “just take the edge off” or be “totally unaware”, there are options to allow you to have the experience you need to get your procedure done.

 

You should discuss this with your dentist and make certain the dentist and staff are trained in all levels of sedation.

 

Sure, you may grow wiser with age and experience, but those wisdom teeth have nothing to do with it. The best thing you can do is to have them removed.  Now that you know there’s a comfortable way to do it, eliminating any fear you may have…there’s no reason not to.

 

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