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 …

Are CT Scans Necessary for Dental Implants?

I’ve had lots of x-rays and now my dentist wants to do some CT scans as well. Is this truly necessary for dental implants? I’m concerned it’s unnecessary and it does cost a pretty penny. Jared Dear Jared, You can skip some x-rays, but I wouldn’t skip the CT scan for your dental implants. Placing …

Dentist Stained My Lumineers then Damaged Them

I spent a small fortune on getting my teeth redone and was quite disappointed in the results. I did spend time telling my dentist exactly what color I wanted. He knew I wanted a white smile. All he kept telling me was to “trust him” he’ll give me a nice smile. I did trust him. …

Can I Whiten Silver Fillings?

I have a mouth full of silver fillings. Because I have a super wide smile and tend to open my mouth when I do, everyone can see them. I don’t want to force myself to change how I smile because I like just being who I am, but admittedly, it is embarrassing these days. As …

Were My Dentures Placed too Far?

I have permanent dentures that were placed on top of dental implants. My lips feel bulky. He said he placed them about 3mm from the gumline. Is that too far? Is that why they feel bulky? Rick Dear Rick, Are you sure your dentist said the gumline? I have a picture to the left to …

Whitening Strips Not Helping Gray Tooth

I’m not sure what to do. I’m a heavy coffee drinker and have been for years. It causes pretty serious staining on my teeth. I’ve always been able to get them back to a less embarrassing color by using over-the-counter teeth whitening strips. For some reason, I’m having more trouble this time. One of the …

Discount Dentist Disaster

I needed a dental crown but didn’t have the money. I decided to put it off for a bit. Then I saw an online advertisement. A dentist was offering a huge discount on dental crowns. He just received a machine which would allow him to create the crowns right there in his office and he …

Can a Dentist Help Me Sleep Again?

My husband snores incessantly. On the rare occassion he’s not doing that, he’s grinding his teeth. I can’t sleep. I can’t get angry at him either. He’s not doing it on purpose and doesn’t even realize he’s doing it unless I wake him up. I’m at my wit’s end. A friend said a dentist can …

How Long Can You Wait to See a Dentist?

I’ve had a toothache for a couple of days, but am terrified of the idea of going to a dentist. How long can a cavity wait before it turns serious? Dan Dear Dan, First, let me assure you many people share your dental anxiety and prefer to avoid the dentist at all costs. As for …