Gentle Dentistry for an Addict in Recovery

I’m in recovery for opioid addiction. I also have dental anxiety. Combining those two things means I can’t have any medication at this moment, like sedation dentistry. I do need dental care so I need to find a way to get through my time in the chair. I haven’t done dental work without drugs in […]

Will Dentists Who “Cater to Cowards” Prescribe Marijuana?

I’ve seen some dentists advertise they “cater to cowards,” but I’m not really sure what that means. I’m not a coward, but I do get really anxious and agitated when I visit the dentist. The last time I went in, I had to have a root canal. It was so bad I haven’t been back […]

Does Dental Sedation Make You Sick?

I’m a nervous patient. I need a root canal treatment and don’t think I can get through it on my own. I want to try dental sedation but am worried the sedation itself could be a problem. I do get nauseated easily. I’ve heard with sedation, you get super sleepy. What if I sleep through […]

Insurance Won’t Cover Dental Implants

I’m not sure what to do. I am losing my teeth and will need to replace them. I wanted to get dental implants, but my insurance won’t cover it. At most, I could afford two of them. This is very discouraging. I don’t just want to get dentures. Are there any options for me? Melissa […]