Innovations in dental care make it possible for teeth to be preserved for a lifetime; however, at least 120 million Americans are missing one or more. Although tooth loss can occur for various reasons, decay and gum disease are the top culprits, which can be surprising since both issues are preventable. While you may not believe you need a dentist until after you have a concern, you’re placing your smile at risk. Here’s how you can harness the power of prevention for the early detection of oral health problems.
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Millions of people in the US struggle with dental anxiety or phobia, making visiting the dentist a real struggle. Fear of needles may be the only healthcare-related phobia that rivals the anxiety many people experience when visiting the dentist. When you mix those two things together, you have a recipe for anxiety. Your Tyler dental office team works hard to make our office a friendly and inviting place that you won’t dread visiting, but until recently, there wasn’t much we could do about using needles to administer local numbing medication. Luckily, we now have the Wand. This unique local anesthesia tool allows us to administer numbing solution without you ever having to see a needle. It sounds like magic, and that’s why it’s called the Wand!(more…)