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Sedation dentistry increases access to dental services.

Is Sedation Dentistry Right for Me?

Going to the dentist can feel a little uncomfortable sometimes. We totally understand. No-one really wants a stranger poking around in their mouth, let alone drilling, scraping, filling, or extracting. We know that for some people, the thought of sitting in a dentist’s chair can be a little scary. Some people might put off visiting the dentist for months, or even years, simply because they can’t face the thought of a check-up, let alone any preventative or restorative work. That’s really concerning. Here at South …

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Woman getting root canal in Anchorage

What Happens During a Root Canal?

A root canal is one the most of common, and most important, services our dentists offer in Anchorage. This procedure is used to address an infection and save teeth that may otherwise need to be extracted due to repeated trauma, deep decay, or a crack. You may learn that you need a root canal after seeking care for pain and swelling in the tooth or surrounding gums, bumps and discolored areas on the gums, or sensitivity to hot and cold. You may also discover this …

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Emergency dental care over the holidays

Emergency Dental Care Over the Holidays

Nothing can spoil holiday plans like a painful dental emergency. If you’re experiencing a dental trauma, such as a cracked, broken or knocked-out tooth, or perhaps suffering a severe toothache or swelling, don’t worry. The team at South Anchorage Dental Center is available to provide you with solutions – 24 hours a day, every day – even on holidays. Here’s what you need to know. Need help now? Reach our on-call emergency dentist here. What is a dental emergency? One of the most common questions …

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Missing teeth

What’s the Best Option to Replace Missing Teeth?

Missing teeth can have a serious impact on your oral health. They can weaken your bone density, affect your bite, and make you feel self-conscious. If you’re missing teeth, it’s time to consider a dental implant. This is essentially an artificial tooth root, which makes it the closest thing you can get to a natural tooth. Here are the essentials you need to know. Want to skip ahead and schedule an appointment? Contact us here. Is it necessary to replace missing teeth? Even if your …

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Man with same-day dental implants

Are Same-Day Dental Implants Safe?

If you have missing teeth, or you have decayed or broken teeth that need replacing, there are generally three ways your dentist can restore your smile. First is to get a denture, which is a removable replacement that can be either partial or complete. Second is to get a bridge, which is a permanent replacement that is securely fixed in place and attached to your natural teeth. Third is to get a dental implant, which is the closest thing to a natural tooth. There are …

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Get Ready for Your Child’s First Visit to the Dentist

Taking your child to see the dentist for the first time can be a little nerve-wracking (for you), but it doesn’t have to be (for them). The Academy of Pediatric Dentistry actually recommends that a child should visit the dentist when their first tooth appears. It sounds early, but it will help your child develop a great relationship with their pediatric or family dentist from a young age. Here’s what you can expect from the first appointment. Want to skip ahead and schedule an appointment? …

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5 Things You Can Do to Keep Your Child’s Teeth Healthy

5 Things You Can Do to Keep Your Child’s Teeth Healthy

Healthy teeth are hugely important, not just because of the way they look. Unhealthy teeth can lead to a whole host of problems, from other diseases of the mouth, to low self-esteem, to poor nutrition if they affect your ability to eat. Good dental hygiene begins in childhood. Helping your kids develop healthy habits will set them up for life (and save a lot of pain and money down the road!). Here are our five top tips to help parents keep their children’s teeth healthy. …

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Invisalign

5 Reasons Why Invisalign Really Works

Invisalign has become very popular in recent years. If you’ve heard of it, you might be wondering why you would use it rather than braces. Does it actually work? If you haven’t heard of it, you may be wondering what it even does! Let’s run you through the basics of what you need to know. First of all, what is Invisalign? Invisalign is an alternative to traditional track braces, which uses clear, removable aligner trays. These gently and comfortably push your teeth into their optimum …

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How to Get an Emergency Dentist Appointment in Anchorage

How to Get an Emergency Dentist Appointment in Anchorage

South Anchorage Dental Center has dentists on call 24/7. If you have a dental emergency in Anchorage, Alaska call our out-of-hours line at (907) 248-7275, or (907) 248-7275 during regular office hours. Common Dental Emergencies Maybe you think you need an emergency dentist, but you’re not sure. Read on to find out! Here we’ll cover some of the most common dental emergencies, all treatable by our team of qualified emergency dentists. Toothache Toothache is one of the most common reasons to visit an emergency dentist. …

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Woman experiencing a dental emergency

Do I Need to Go to an Emergency Dentist? | Part II

While some dental issues need to be treated like emergencies, others can wait for normal business hours. How do you know the difference? Last month, we discussed 3 reasons why you might want to call in a dental emergency including broken, loose, or missing teeth and crowns. Today, we’re going to talk about swelling, gum injuries, and what to do if your teeth just ache! Read on to learn more. Remember, South Anchorage Dental Center offers after hours emergency treatment! If you are unsure about the …

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