Nitrous Oxide is a sweet-smelling, non-irritating, colorless gas that you can breathe in. Nitrous Oxide has been the primary means of sedation in dentistry for many years. Nitrous oxide is very safe. The patient receives 50-70% oxygen with no less than 30% nitrous oxide. The patient is able to breathe on their own and remain in control of all bodily functions. The patient may experience mild amnesia and may fall asleep, not remembering all of what happened during their appointment.
Periodontal diseases are infections of the gums, which gradually destroy the support of your natural teeth. There are numerous disease entities requiring different treatment approaches. Dental plaque is the primary cause of gum disease in genetically susceptible individuals. Daily brushing and flossing will prevent most periodontal conditions. Adults over 35 lose more teeth to gum diseases, (periodontal disease) than from cavities. Three out of four adults are affected at some time in their life. The best way to prevent cavities and periodontal disease is by good tooth brushing and flossing techniques, performed daily.
Stacey has been in Dental care for 27 years, serving in all aspects of the dental office. After working as a Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) for 9 years, she completed the University of Alabama Dental Hygiene Program in 2001 at the top of her class;afterwords she worked cleaning teeth for 6 year. Her insight and concern for people, and enthusiasm for oral health, make her a passionate advocate. She is someone that will help you overcome whatever stands between you and the care you need.
A collection of pus. Usually forms because of infection. A tooth or tooth structure which is responsible for the anchorage of a bridge or a denture. A silver filling material. An agent that causes temporary loss of sensation/feeling. The front position. The end of the root. No micro-organism. Wear of teeth due to activities such as chewing. An injury that causes a tooth to be completely knocked out of the mouth. A kind of dental x-ray which is taken with the teeth bite together.
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