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Wilkes Barre Family Dentist Dr. James C. DeFinnis

Signs You Shouldn’t Ignore: Root Canal Treatment

backmountainVery few dental procedures are as infamous as root canal treatments. Although the procedure has a less-than-ideal reputation, it does help save a tooth from dying due to advanced tooth decay.

Fortunately, the signs of advanced tooth decay and infection are easy to spot; the trick is resisting the urge to ignore the symptoms out fear of root canal treatments. If you experience any of the following symptoms, be sure to see a dentist in Wilkes-Barre, PA: Continue reading


December 31, 2014 Posted by | Back Mountain Dental, Cosmetic Dentistry, General Dentistry | , , , | Leave a comment

IV Sedation: Facing Your Fear of the Dentist

backmountainFrightened with just the idea of sitting still and opening your mouth while your dentist does his magic on your teeth? Although many people share your fear of the dentist or dental procedures, your fear could get in the way of maintaining your dental and oral health, which could then lead to certain diseases. To help curb your fright while sitting on the dentist chair, dental professionals came up with a solution: intravenous or IV sedation. Continue reading

December 23, 2014 Posted by | Back Mountain Dental, General Dentistry, Sedation Dentistry | , , , , | Leave a comment

Have a Brighter Smile with Teeth Whitening

backmountainTeeth can get stained, whether by food, drink, habits, or age, and once they’ve become discolored, smiling can become difficult. Fortunately, there are several teeth whitening solutions available for you to smile brightly again. Though there are over-the-counter options available, nothing can beat the effectiveness of in-office whitening.

One of the most commonly recommended teeth whitening procedures by dentists is Deep Bleaching™. This involves using a peroxide bleaching gel of varying effectiveness combined with personalized trays for your mouth. It usually takes over an hour or so for one session to be complete. Continue reading

December 15, 2014 Posted by | Back Mountain Dental, Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Cleaning, General Dentistry, Oral Hygiene | , , , | Leave a comment