Relax During Treatment with Sedation Dentistry

When it’s time for your regular dental visit, do you start to get a feeling of intense anxiety about it? It’s something thousands of people around the world deal with, so it’s nothing to be ashamed of. Gill Family Dentistry offers sedation dentistry to assist our patients with their anxiety.

What is Dental Sedation?
Sedation dentistry is using medication to help patients relax during treatment. If can be an inhalant such as nitrous oxide, an oral sedative, or anesthesia administered through an IV. Depending on the treatment being performed and your preferences, we can adjust the level of sedation from relaxed but aware to nearly unconscious.

Who should get Sedation Dentistry?
Many people can benefit from sedation dentistry. Anyone who experiences anxiety for any reason can benefit, as well as anyone who has a low pain threshold, has trouble staying still in the dentist’s chair, has overly sensitive teeth, has a bad gag reflex, or needs extensive work done. Also, children can be given sedation if they are too scared of coming to our dentist or refuse to cooperate in the chair.

Sedation dentistry provides a fantastic opportunity for you to get the dental care you need without the anxiety you dread. To learn more, please contact Gill Family Dentistry in Modesto, California, to schedule a consultation with Dr. Amandeep S Gill.

Dental Veneers Can Beautify Your Smile

If you would like to improve the beauty of your smile, consider veneers in Modesto, California. Dental veneers are thin shells that are custom made of tooth-colored materials. These shells are bonded to the front of the teeth to improve their appearance.

What issues to dental veneers fix?
Dr. Amandeep S Gill may recommend veneers to repair:

– Discolored teeth
– Worn down teeth
– Chipped, cracked, or broken teeth
– Misaligned, uneven, or misshapen teeth
– Gapped teeth

What are the benefits of veneers?
Dental veneers bring many advantages, including:

– Natural tooth appearance
– The gums tolerate porcelain well
– Veneers offer a conservative way to improve the appearance of the teeth. Veneers don’t require as much shaping prior to placement as crowns do. They are a stronger, more aesthetic alternative.
– Veneers made from porcelain are stain resistant
– A shade of veneer can be selected that makes the teeth appear whiter

How long do dental veneers last?
Dental veneers usually last from five to ten years. The veneers would then need to be replaced by our dentist.

Do they need special care?
No. Simply practice good oral hygiene oral practices. Brush twice a day, floss once a day, and use an antiseptic mouthwash. Also, be sure to visit our office regularly. Porcelain veneers resist stains, but just to be safe, our dentist may recommend avoiding stain-causing foods and beverages like red wine, coffee, and tea.

We invite you to contact Gill Family Dentistry today to learn more and to schedule a consultation.