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A vast majority of the population suffers from dental anxiety. It is actually estimated that more than 10% of Berkeley, CA adults avoid going to the dentist because of how severe their dental anxiety is.
Causes of Dental Anxiety
There are quite a few reasons people experience anxiety about dentists including the following:
Fear of pain
Bad gag reflex
Sedation is the Solution
Thanks to advancements in sedation dentistry it is now easier than ever to reduce your dental anxiety. Also, there are many forms of sedation that can be utilized and doing so helps patients no matter what form of anxiety they are dealing with. Also, while the sedation helps to calm the patient and help them relax it also works to help the doctor treat you more efficiently.
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If you are experiencing dental anxiety especially if it is keeping you from seeking important dental work then it would be beneficial if y ...
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If you’ve recently lost a tooth, you may be wondering if you need to replace it right away or if you can wait. Besides the obvious inconvenience and embarrassment tooth loss can cause, you should also know that leaving a missing tooth untreated can lead to a variety of oral health problems. Here are a few of the top risks associated with missing teeth, and how dental implants can help you avoid these risks.
The way your upper and lower teeth fit together when you close your mouth is often referred to as your “bite”. When your bite is off, it can make it more difficult for you to speak and chew. A misaligned bite can also cause strain and discomfort in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). Unfortunately, if you are missing teeth and don’t seek treatment, the remaining teeth in your mouth will slowly start to shift and fill in the gaps left by the missing teeth. Over time, shifting of the teeth will cause your bite to change. If you receive dental ...
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Do you have gum disease symptoms such as swollen, red gum tissue or receding gums? If so, you’re not the only one. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that half of the adult population aged 30 and over in the United States has periodontal disease. Fortunately, you can improve your oral health by visiting your periodontist as soon as possible for treatment. Here are four treatments that can improve your gum health and potentially prevent your disease from progressing:
Guided Tissue Regeneration
Bone loss is a common consequence of advanced gum disease. Guided tissue regeneration supports the body in regenerating lost bone tissue. It also increases your chances of retaining your natural teeth instead of losing them to gum disease. Dr. Keith Chertok is a skilled periodontist who offers guided tissue regeneration to patients who need gum disease treatment.
Periodontal disease leads to the destruction of gum tissue, which can cause the gum line ...
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Keith Chertok, DDS
2620 Ashby Avenue, Suite 101
Berkeley, CA 94705
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