June 30, 2018
Dental implants are fast becoming the most recommend tooth replacement option available. Unlike other forms of tooth replacement that only restore the visible parts of the smile, implant posts are inserted below the gums where they mimic the healthy function of natural tooth roots, giving patients the healthy function and stability they need. However, implant supported restorations do come with a higher price tag than other restoration options. That means patients need to consider shopping around for the best price options for their implant supported tooth replacement plans. In this post, we’ll discuss some of the things to consider when looking for the most affordable dental implant tooth replacement options to put the smile back on your face without breaking the bank.
January 13, 2016
Millions of US adults with dental insurance choose to forego regular preventive dentistry visits. Patients give numerous reasons why they avoid our office, but some of the most common are dental fear or anxiety, financial stress, and lack of time. At Aspen Dental Care, we invite you and your family to reconsider making visits to our office twice a year part of your routine. Not only are patients who visit us regularly more likely to keep healthy, natural smiles for a lifetime, but regular office visits actually assist in diminishing dental anxiety and save patients time and money.
October 3, 2015
In recent years, the dental field has shifted its focus from treating oral health issues to preventing dental concerns. This preventive focus allows dentists to diagnose and treat oral health issues at the earliest possible stage meaning more people than ever before are able to keep their natural teeth for a lifetime. At Aspen Dental Care, Dr. Shiloh Lindsey recommends twice annual dental checkups and cleanings in order for patients to achieve and maintain the optimal level of oral health, and protect their smiles from more severe dental damage down the line.
July 10, 2014
Although many dentists would love for every person to enjoy going to the dentist, the reality is that many people feel quite the opposite. Having a fear of the dentist is a common fear many people face, and it can deter them from getting the much needed dental work they need done accomplished. Though it may seem like a helpless situation, there is a way Dr. Shiloh Lindsey can help those patients who have a fear of the dentist. By offering sedation dentistry to her patients, Dr. Lindsey is able to keep her patients cool, calm, and collected.
There are two ways Dr. Lindsey is able to help with your dental fears. The first one is with oral conscious sedation. With this option, our patients simply take medication at the predetermined time before your appointment, and they will be able to experience relaxation. You may become so relaxed that you will fall asleep during your appointment! Oral sedation is also good for patients who have a sensitive gag reflex or those who have neck and back problems, and therefore do not sit comfortably in a dentist’s chair. With this form of sedation, it is very important to have someone you trust drive you to and from your appointment, as the effects of the sedative may still be in effect after your dental work is performed.
The second option is nitrous oxide (laughing gas). With this, we simply put a mask over your face before your dental work commences, and you will inhale a nitrous oxide and oxygen blend, and with time, you will feel no pain or anxiety! Dr. Lindsey will be able to effectively work on your smile during this time, and you will not feel a thing! When your work is done, we simply remove the mask, and the effects of the sedation wear off! If you are curious as to how Dr. Shiloh Lindsey is able to help you get over your dental fears using sedation dentistry, contact our office today!
If you would like to schedule your appointment with Dr. Shiloh Lindsey, contact our Fort Collins, CO dental office. We are able to take care of all of your general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry needs. We are proud to serve patients from Fort Collins, Greeley, Longmont, Windsor, Loveland, and the surrounding communities.
February 13, 2013
Do you find yourself feeling nervous or anxious when you visit the dentist? Have you been delaying or avoiding appointments? Sedation dentistry may be the solution that you’ve been searching for.
Sedation dentistry is a name for a variety of methods that help to sedate you during dental procedures. There are a variety of types and strengths of sedation, depending on your needs and level of dental anxiety. This is also a great idea if you have a sensitive gag reflex or are embarrassed about how your teeth look currently. Depending on your needs and the dental work to be performed, your dentist will come up with the right option for you and your smile.
One of the mildest forms of sedation dentistry is nitrous oxide, commonly referred to as laughing gas. You inhale it through a mask and it will help relax you during dental procedures while still remaining conscious. Once the mask is removed, the effects will quickly fade.
Oral sedation is a popular method of sedation dentistry. You will be prescribed pills to take about an hour before your appointment. Depending on the type of pill and the dosage prescribed, the level of sedation can range from mild to moderate. You’ll need someone to drive you to and from your appointment. You will become very relaxed, and some patients drift off into a light sleep.
Other, more intense forms of sedation dentistry include IV sedation and general anesthesia. IV sedation works very quickly and allows the level of sedation to be changed easily. These can allow you to be nearly unconscious or totally unconscious, and will wake up with little or no memory of the procedure.
Sedation dentistry is a great way to help you feel more comfortable and relaxed during your dental visits. Many dentists offer this service, so you can find the right treatment for you. See for yourself how sedation dentistry can help you achieve a beautiful smile.