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Sleep Dentists Blog
February 8, 2016
February 2, 2016
Let’s face it, visiting the dentist is not everyone’s idea of fun, but it’s something that has to be done to maintain your oral health. Unfortunately, 27 percent of adults only visit the dentist once a problem has developed, which is largely due to stress and anxiety. Fear of the dentist is the top contributing factor stopping people from visiting the dentist. However, now you don’t have to let that fear hold you back. Sleep and sedation dentistry provides a relaxing experience for those looking for pain free density or those suffering from dental anxiety. Pain free dentists allow those with anxiety and fears to maintain their oral health while enjoying their time at the dentist.
January 27, 2016
As your sedation dentist in Plantation, we know that far too many adults avoid visiting the dentist regularly — or at all. They’re nervous they’ll feel uncomfortable, anxious at the sound of the drill… or afraid they’ll be unable to endure even a fast dental treatment. That’s why we, the team at Sleep Dentists, are so passionate about our work. We know sedation dentistry helps all Plantation residents receive the dental care they need, and that couldn’t be more important for our community’s overall health. Keep reading to learn how you can benefit from the practice in 2016 — especially if it’s been awhile since your last appointment.
December 3, 2015
If you’ve got a real fear of the dentist, you probably know that sedation dentistry is one way to help you get the dental care that you need. But as your sleep dentists in Plantation, we know that often, a little laughing gas or even oral sedation just isn’t enough to help those dealing with a severe anxiety or disability achieve the healthy smiles they deserve. If that sounds like you, you should learn more about sleep dentistry in Plantation, FL — the only way to go to sleep peacefully and wake up smiling.
November 12, 2015
Good oral health care habits are the same for everyone: brushing for two minutes, twice a day, flossing daily and visiting the dentist every six months. But for someone who’s dealing with autism or has other special needs, managing this routine can be anywhere from mildly difficult to extremely challenging. Visiting the dentist can be especially taxing, as a number of factors, from dental anxiety to uncontrollable, erratic movements make even sitting in the dental chair difficult. If this sounds familiar, you should know that sedation dentistry can help — and we’re your special needs dentist in Plantation, FL. Keep reading to learn more.
October 5, 2015
A lot of practices use the term “sleep dentist,” but very few offer sedatives strong enough to actually induce sleep. At Sleep Dentists, the Plantation dental team offers a full range of dental sedation from mild nitrous oxide, to moderate oral conscious or IV sedation, and full general anesthesia. Whether patients suffer from mild to moderate anxiety, or need extensive oral and maxillofacial surgery necessitating unconscious sedation, we have an anesthetic that will meet your needs. To find our more contact Drs. Weiss, Waldee, & Hohimer, the sleep dentists Plantation residents prefer.
September 8, 2015
We’ve been talking a lot about sedation dentistry in Plantation, and now you know you have options for your dental phobia. Many adults have found that they can finally visit the dentist — after years of being unable to even bear the thought — since knowing about sedation dentistry. We’re so excited about that, because it confirms what we already know: that sleep dentistry makes good dental health more accessible to everyone, and that’s what we care about most.
You know that sleep dentistry is an excellent solution to dental anxiety, but what are your options? Read on to learn more and decide what might be right for you during your next procedure.
August 19, 2015
A dental emergency doesn’t care where you are or what you’re doing – it’s going to happen whether you like it or not. Whenever one does occur, most often patients are too frightened to look in the mirror. It could be nothing or it could be something else entirely. The only way to know for sure is by getting it checked out by our team of dental experts. You see, there are ways of dealing with this type of trauma, and we have just the thing with our sleep dentistry solutions.
Our sleep solutions help keep our patients calm and collected. The worst thing you could do when you suffer from a dental emergency is by overreacting and not taking the necessary steps in trying to keep the tooth alive and in place. There are plenty of people who are too afraid to come see us when a dental emergency occurs, and they should do the exact opposite. Taking care of a dental emergency in a timely fashion is very important. It can often be the difference between saving and losing a tooth. When a dental emergency strikes, we want you to be prepared. By visiting our office in , you’ll be assured that our sleep dentistry solutions can bring peace to a complicated situation. You’ll soon discover that Dr. Weiss, Dr. Waldee and DR. Hohimer are the emergency dentists Plantation residents can turn to when things take a turn for the worse.
July 21, 2015
The numbers may be hard to believe, but according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly one out of every two American adults age 30 and older have gum disease, also called periodontal disease. In real numbers that means 64.7 million adults have mild, moderate or severe periodontitis, which is the advanced stage of gum disease. (The initial stage is gingivitis.) And in adults age 65 and older, the percentage increases to slightly more than 70 percent. Although there is no cure for gum disease, there is treatment. The dentists and their staff of hygienists and assistants at Sleep Dentists offer gum disease treatment Plantation, FL, and surrounding communities can count on to arrest the disease’s progression.
What is Gum Disease?
Gum disease is an inflammatory condition that affects the tissue that surround and support your teeth. Caused by bacteria, gum disease can lead to tooth loss, because the toxins that these bacteria produce damage the connective tissue and bone.
Of course, you can’t see bone damage. What you can see, however, are the outward signs of gum disease, including:
- Gums that bleed when you brush or floss your teeth
- Red, swollen and sensitive gums
- Unpleasant breath
- Teeth that have shifted or a change in your bite
- Loose teeth
- Dentures that don’t fit
More often than not, poor oral hygiene causes gum disease to start. That’s why the dentists at Sleep Dentists—Dr. Weiss, Dr. Waldee, Dr. Hohimer, Dr. Landa, Dr. Norkin, and Dr. Modarres—strongly encourage you and each member of your family from the youngest to the eldest to brush and floss at least twice each day and schedule dental checkups twice each year.
Treatment for Periodontal Disease
If we see signs of gum disease, then a course of treatment will be recommended. The type of treatment required will depend on how far your gum disease has advanced. In the case of gingivitis, a thorough cleaning that includes planing and root scaling may be what’s needed. With planing and scaling, we remove plaque and tartar, and then smooth the roots below the gum line, so plaque can’t buildup. When deep pockets between teeth and gums are present, surgery may be needed. Our periodontist can recommend appropriate treatment.
Call Our Office Today
If you are noticing any of the signs of gum disease listed above, then call Sleep Dentists to schedule an appointment. Our practice warmly welcomes patients from throughout Plantation, FL, and the surrounding areas, including Lauderhill, Davie, Fort Lauderdale, and beyond.
July 15, 2015
There are a lot of patients out there that are simply too afraid to go to the dentist’s office for any kind of procedure. It’s a lot more common than you may realize. It’s commonly known as dental phobia or anxiety. It causes a person to opt out of any dental treatment because they are too fearful about what has happened in the past or just can’t stand the thought of going through another procedure. Whether it’s the sights, sounds or smells that is keeping you from receiving the treatment you need, we can help with sedation dentistry services. They’re designed to keep you comfortable and relaxed throughout a dental procedure.
Choosing not to receive any treatment for a dental issue can leave your overall health hanging in the balance — something you don’t want to experience. If you religiously practice great oral hygiene, you’re already setting yourself up for success down the road. But, if you don’t like coming to the office or simply don’t want to out of fear, know that we can help with sedation dentistry. Getting the help you need is essential in maintaining excellent oral health. Our Plantation, FL office is ready to help you get through a procedure and start enjoying going to the dentist again.