Posted on 3/20/2020 8:35 PM By Nova Perio Specialists
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that many patients deal with dental anxiety. This is so common that typically, it is known as white coat syndrome or dentophobia. To ensure patients could get their proper procedures while not feeling stress, many dentists have turned to sedation dentistry. Sedation options are available depending on the severity of anxiety and type of procedure, and is decided on by the dentist. It is important to know that The American Dental Association safeguards sedation dentistry guidelines to keep patients protected. There are different anesthetics your dentist can offer, from laughing gas to IV sedation, here is your guide to how to visit your dentist, anxiety free.
Posted on 3/5/2020 8:31 PM By Nova Perio Specialists
Smiles are uniquely your own and the first thing that shows someone your personality without saying a word. From greeting people at a business meeting to saying hi to your closest friends and loved ones, it is important to feel confident. If you’re embarrassed about your smile, a periodontist can help in improving the appearance of the teeth and gums. In the case of a smile that involves smaller teeth, also known as a gummy smile, your doctor will be able to help you with a procedure of esthetic crown lengthening.
When your doctor recommends esthetic crown lengthening, you are managing a gummy smile. A gummy smile is when your soft tissue covers more of your teeth than is shown. There is nothing wrong with a gummier smile, but if it affects your confidence, there are solutions available.
Posted on 8/8/2019 4:31 PM By Nova Perio Specialists
You can compare a general dentist to that of your primary care physician. Like the name implies a general dentist deals with general oral healthcare issues. They primarily take care of preventing major oral ailments and the maintenance of oral hygiene like routine check-ups, teeth cleaning as well as educating patients on other proper hygiene techniques.
Posted on 7/26/2019 2:04 PM By Nova Perio Specialists
In the early stages of gum disease, bacteria and food particles form the pasty substance known as plaque. That bacterial infection begins to attack the gums and the plaque begins to harden into “tartar” or “dental calculus.” It’s at this juncture that gum disease advances to periodontitis which, for the most part, can’t be reversed. There are plenty of ways your dentist can treat periodontitis, but