Five Questions to Ask Your Lewisburg Dentist By Dr. Larry Winans

You deserve the best dental care available in Lewisburg. So don’t just trust an ad you read in the Yellow Pages to get the information you need about your Lewisburg dentist. Ask your Lewisburg dentist these five questions, and you’ll be armed with the information you need to make the best decisions for your oral health.

1. Training.

Ask your dentist about the training he or she has in the procedure being recommended. Ask when the last course or training in that particular procedure was completed. If your dentist is placing porcelain veneers on your teeth, but hasn’t had recent training, he or she may not have the most current tools or technologies or have mastered the latest techniques. That can make a big difference in your results.

2. Infection Control.

Infection Control in your Lewisburg dental practice is important in protecting both your health and the dentist’s. For your safety, ask your dentist what infection control protocols the office follows.

3. How Often Do You Do This Procedure?

Whether it’s a procedure required to restore health or function, like root canal therapy, or elective treatment like dental bonding, ask how often the dentist does the procedure. You want to make sure your Lewisburg dentist offers the expertise you expect.

4. Can I See Photos of the Work You’ve Done?

Treatments from restorative dental care – crowns, bridges, dentures, implants – to cosmetic treatment – whitening, veneers, bonding, makeovers – your Lewisburg dentist should have before and after photos of his or her patients. Ask to see photos of the type of procedure you’re going to have

5. Do You Have Any Patient Testimonials?

You can ask your Lewisburg dentist a million question and look pictures, but the words of actual patients tell the real story. So ask your dentist if you can read any patient testimonials. Reading the stories of people who were once in your same position can give you all the comfort and confidence you need.

If you would like to ask me any of these questions, I’d be happy to answer! Just call me at my Lewisburg dental practice.

Calming Dental Fears and Anxiety in Lewisburg By Larry Winans, DMD

You’re an adult and you’re afraid of the dentist. And you’re embarrassed to tell anyone. So what do you do? You just avoid the dentist altogether.

Not only does skipping your regular dental checkups and cleanings put your teeth at risk, it puts your health at risk too. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Sedation dentistry offered at my Lewisburg dental practice can erase your fears safely and effectively.

Sedation dentistry, also known as sleep dentistry, helps you completely relax during your dental appointment. In fact, you’ll be so relaxed you may even sleep through your visit. This treatment method is ideal for patients who:

  • have anxiety or fear
  • have difficulty getting numb
  • have sensitive teeth
  • have a sensitive gag reflex
  • hate the sound of the drill or thought of needles
  • need several dental treatments completed in a short time.

If you fit any of these descriptions, call my Lewisburg dental office and ask about sedation. It’s easy. All you have to do is take a prescribed medication prior to your appointment. By the time you arrive, you’ll feel completely relaxed and calm.

If fear has kept you from the dentist, it’s time to get back with comfort and confidence with sedation dentistry.