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Wilkes Barre Family Dentist Dr. James C. DeFinnis

Keeping Relaxed on a Dentist’s Chair

There are many people who avoid dental appointments because of intense anxiety and fear. If you are one of them, you may want to take a closer look at sedation dentistry.

Sedation dentistry is considered a good solution for people suffering from dental fear or anxiety, as it helps patients relax through a dental procedure. People who have low thresholds for pain, have sensitive teeth, and require quite a lot of dental work may benefit the most from this method. Sedation is applied to calm the patient, and may be used in both simple and complicated procedures. Continue reading


March 20, 2015 Posted by | Back Mountain Dental, General Dentistry, Sedation Dentistry | , , | Leave a comment

Young Smile: Cosmetic Dentistry for Children

Cosmetic dentistry for children, though not unheard of, is quite rare since most of their teeth are not yet permanent, and some dental issues are self-correcting as time passes by. Nonetheless, there are instances where your child might need dental treatment for dental emergencies or other teeth problems.

To correct misaligned permanent teeth or improper bites, parents are advised to have their child visit the dentist as soon as possible. Straightening teeth using dental braces is more effective for young individuals as their teeth are still developing and could therefore adjust well with the aid of orthodontic devices. Continue reading

March 20, 2015 Posted by | Back Mountain Dental, Cosmetic Dentistry, General Dentistry | , , | Leave a comment