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Should I Get My Wisdom Teeth Removed?

Should I Get My Wisdom Teeth Removed?

Should I Get My Wisdom Teeth Removed?

“Should I get my wisdom teeth removed?” There are many life circumstances that could be leading you to ask this question. Perhaps you are between 16 and 19 years old and you have heard that now is a good time to get them checked. Or perhaps you are experiencing pain around your wisdom teeth and you want to know what your options are. Whatever the case may be, whether or not you get your wisdom teeth removed is your choice. That in mind, there are …

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Sedation Dentistry Will Calm Your Fear of the Dentist

Sedation Dentistry Will Calm Your Fear of the Dentist

Are you one of the estimated 75% of American adults who experience some level of fear at the dentist? If so, sedation dentistry might be right for you. Sedation dentistry uses safe, relaxation medication to decrease anxiety in dental patients. What is Sedation Dentistry? Sedation dentistry serves two purposes–it numbs the pain of a dental procedure while relaxing the patient, although a local anesthetic is often also used to numb the mouth. Sedation dentistry is typically used in root canals, tooth extractions, dental implants, and …

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Happy, smiling man who got same-day implants to restore his smile.

The Top 3 Benefits of Same-Day Dental Implants

If you have recently lost a tooth or are missing several teeth, it is time to get implants. Not only do implants protect your dental health, but they will bring your smile back to its former glory! It is important to get implants as quickly as possible. That’s why we offer same-day dental implants. With same-day implants, you don’t have to wait the weeks that traditional implants require, saving you time and money, and getting you back to everyday life, faster. At South Anchorage Dental …

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Happy girl who just got new, same-day dental crowns!

The Top 3 Benefits of Same-Day Dental Crowns

So you need to get a crown. Maybe you just chipped your tooth, lost your last crown, or experienced one of any number of dental emergencies. Whatever the case may be, you are going to want to get your smile restored as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, many dentists only offer traditional crowns that take multiple visits to the dentist, weeks to get placed, and a lot of discomfort along the way. At South Anchorage Dental Center, we have updated our dental technology to offer same-day dental crowns …

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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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Man experiencing painful toothache over the holidays

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

So you just chipped your tooth on a stair, lost one of your pearly whites in a hockey game, or spit out a filling into the sink… Do you have a dental emergency? Some dental problems need to be treated right away to save a tooth, alleviate severe pain, or treat a dangerous infection, but some can wait until your dental office opens for the day. Over the next two months, we are going to cover common dental problems, which should be treated as emergency situations, …

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Dental Veneers — The Pros and Cons

You’re thinking about upgrading your smile with a set of brand-new porcelain veneers. Dental veneers are a great way to instantly enhance your appearance. But before you decide whether or not they’re right for you, take a minute to consider some of the benefits and drawbacks to having the treatment.   How Do Veneers Work? A dental veneer is a wafer-thin shell of porcelain that replaces the enamel on the front of a tooth. Only upper front teeth usually qualify for veneers, since these delicate …

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Oral Health: A Reflection of Your Overall Wellness

Have you ever thought of your mouth acting as a portal of entry for infection? Or a gateway to your body? A healthy mouth and healthy body go hand in hand. If you don’t take proper care of your teeth and gums, not only can it result in cavities and gum disease (periodontal disease), it can cause far more serious consequences. Gum disease is the most chronic inflammatory condition in the world. Studies have shown a direct correlation between certain health problems and poor oral …

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Don’t Lose Your Benefits

You Could be Losing Your Dental Benefits. Schedule a Visit by Year’s End There are only a couple of weeks left until 2018 rolls around. Did you know that the end of the year is one of the most important times to take advantage of your dental insurance benefits? If you’re wondering why, it’s because you lose all of them once the clock strikes midnight on January 1st. Yes, you read that correctly. Come New Years’ Day, all of the benefits you qualify for in …

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Five Reasons to Consider Sedation Dentistry for Your Next Appointment

Does the thought of visiting your family dentist make you feel a little nervous? Do your palms start to sweat as soon as you sit down in the dental chair? Maybe you haven’t gone to the dentist in years, even though you know you need to. At South Anchorage Dental Center, we take added steps to ensure that your visit is an enjoyable experience. Whether you suffer from severe dental phobia or just have a mild aversion to letting someone work on your teeth, we …

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