You keep hearing things from friends and family members about dental sedation. Some of it, you’re not so sure about. Since you’re planning on receiving sedation for your upcoming visit with us, you’d really like to get to the bottom of all of this “stuff.” Remember that we always advise you to check in with us when you have questions, particularly if you’re feeling concerned. We will not judge you for asking questions that feel silly or embarrassing! There are lots of rumors out there and, of course, we would much prefer you have the factual information from us as we proceed with repairing your smile.
If you take a look at our testimonials page, you will see that it’s not only adults who come in to our practice to receive tooth extractions. It’s children, too! If your eyes are widening and you’re wondering why on earth a child may require the removal of a tooth (but you’re also curious, since you have children with smiles to protect), we are happy to explain. When you become more familiar with the details, you will see that extractions are very beneficial and nothing to fret about!
Whether you’re an absolute newbie to the world of learning about dental implants or if you’re someone who has considered them in the past, reviewing the building blocks of what makes them a possibly wonderful option for you is always worthwhile. Let’s start at the beginning, going over some powerful benefits and details that will help kick start your trek toward a smile that’s complete and beautiful.
When you make dental implants part of your smile, you may think that your general dental care doesn’t really matter anymore. This is something that comes up frequently with patients who have all of their natural teeth replaced. Now, whether you have one implant, a mouthful, or somewhere in between, you must remember that your daily care still needs to look just about the same (and the same is true for your long-term care). Get down to the basics with us, so you remember what your oral health requires!
What is it that you didn’t do when you had all of your natural teeth that you sometimes wish you’d followed through on? Perhaps one of the issues that led you to require dental implants is something you think you would like to “do better” with in the future. Let’s talk about a couple easy actions you can take that will help you ensure you’re doing all that you can to protect those implants you have received, so your smile is intact, safe, and beautiful forever!
There are a lot of things that you can talk with your oral surgeon about. As you have gathered, we are here to help you, so your smile is safe, so it’s healthy, so it’s functional, and so you have the best possible experience with your oral health. However, when you’re starting out with treating your smile for possible concerns, figuring out how to talk with our team and what to discuss, so you feel fully informed, may feel difficult. Fortunately, if you were hoping that we had some easy-to-follow guidance, we may have just what you need in the form of categories to address during visits.
You may have visited your orthodontist to learn more about how to straighten your smile or, perhaps, to align your child’s smile. Rather than receiving braces or another type of orthodontic system, you may have first been referred to our practice. As a result, you wonder to yourself: How did you leave your home in search of a uniform grin only to find yourself headed toward a team of oral surgeons? Not to worry! We can help you sort out the situation, so you realize sometimes, attaining a straighter smile requires an extra step or two.
Sometimes, you can easily determine whether you should come in to see us or not. Other times, you may find yourself swaying one way and then another. Since protecting your dental implants is very important to the longevity of your complete smile and promoting optimal oral health, it’s usually best to err on the side of safety and to come in. Let’s run through some moments during which you may think you’re overreacting and we think it’s definitely time for a quick check-in with our team.
Do you already wear a prosthetic device for your tooth loss, such as a partial denture, dental bridge, or full denture? Perhaps you have begun considering switching to dental implants but you aren’t sure if it’s something you should follow through on or if the benefits you think you may receive are just the product of wishful thinking. We are here to reassure you that making the change can most certainly be just as advantageous as you imagine. Consider some very good reasons to move on to implants as added motivation.
Maybe you have some reason to believe that you cannot choose dental implants for yourself to replace the teeth that you have lost. Unfortunately, if those reasons aren’t completely accurate and true, then you may end up missing out on implants for your smile when you were actually a wonderful candidate! Since it’s always wise to come in for our expert opinion (but because you may need some additional inspiration to do so), take our reasons under consideration.