If you need a dental procedure, you might wonder whether you need to take antibiotics first. Like so much in life, the answer is “it depends.” Dentists do recommend that certain patients take antibiotics before some procedures. However, antibiotic prophylaxis is not routinely recommended for all patients. Here is what you should know. read more →

Your body is one complete system, and problems in one part of that system can show throughout your body. That is why your dentist can see other health conditions that develop in your body, even if it has nothing to do with your teeth. An annual or bi-annual visit to your dentist may reveal health.. read more →

The subject of body weight can be a tricky subject for many people, but it is increasingly looked at as an indicator of health. While there is not always a correlation between weight and overall health, weight has been tentatively linked to diseases and worsening health rates. Even in children, several correlations between weight and.. read more →

Surgery is stressful for your body, which is why it is often an option of last resort. The recovery process for any surgery can be detailed and difficult if you are not sure of what you need to do. Many people want to stay in bed and do as little as possible after a surgery,.. read more →

15 Mar 2019
March 15, 2019

Benefits of Dental Anesthesia

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At one time, those who needed dental work were given a shot of whiskey and something to grab onto. By the 1840s, nitrous oxide and ether were available, but it wasn’t until after the 1853 invention of the hypodermic needle and hollow syringe that true dental anesthesia was possible. Today, varying levels of dental anesthesia.. read more →