Sometimes it pays to be fully alert, such as when you’re driving. (Hint: never text and drive!) But other times, you’re probably better off being mostly unaware of what’s happening—like when you’re having lots of dental work completed. Why not relax, drift off and wake up with almost no memory of what occurred? That’s exactly what can happen when you see a sedation dentist in Worcester. When you see a dentist or periodontist that is certified to administer IV sedation, you’ll have nothing to worry about. Read on to learn more about IV sedation for dentistry.
Handsman Periodontics Blog
February 27, 2019
January 6, 2019
Dentist, orthodontist, periodontist, endodontist, prosthodontist—there certainly are a lot of “tists” in the dental field. So what exactly distinguishes a periodontist from all the others? Well, according to the American Academy of Periodontology, a periodontist is “a dentist who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease, and in the placement of dental implants.” Read on to learn more about this specialist and how one can help care for your smile.
December 21, 2018
If you are missing teeth—whether one or several—then you may have noticed activities that you used to take for granted aren’t so easy anymore. Things like eating your favorites foods, having a conversation and smiling with confidence might become challenging with tooth loss. But with dental implants in Worcester, you’ll be able to do all of these again and more. So go ahead, smile, because your quality of life is about to get a lot better!
November 29, 2018
Hard to believe, but researchers estimate that 80 percent of adults in the United States have gum disease. Sadly, the majority of these people are unaware that they have this chronic bacterial infection. With those kinds of statistic, however, it’s important to know the signs for each stage of gum disease and how it can be treated. Read on to learn more from a periodontist in Worcester.
October 21, 2018
Halloween is upon us, which means you have about two months to use up your dental benefits. Don’t let benefits run out! Check with your insurer or your periodontist in Worcester to see if you have any remaining benefits. If you do, then schedule an appointment today so you can begin or complete the periodontal care you need to maintain a healthy and beautiful smile.
September 5, 2018
When you look at your smile, you don’t only see teeth. There is a supporting cast. That beautiful smile in the mirror needs healthy teeth as well as strong gums and jawbone to hold your teeth in place. If you lose a tooth because of decay, gum disease or tooth extraction, then bone tissue begins to recede. A tooth replacement—whether you choose dental implants in Worcester, a partial or a denture—needs a certain amount of jawbone for support. That’s why bone graft surgery may be necessary. Read on to learn more about this procedure.
July 22, 2018
If you have lost any teeth—whether one, several or even an entire arch—then replacement is very important. After all, you want your smile to look appealing and you need good oral health. Today’s ideal choice for tooth replacement is a dental implant. Although dental implants do cost a bit more upfront, their longevity and ease of maintenance could make the added expense worthwhile. The only way to know for sure is to schedule a visit with a periodontist in Worcester.
March 3, 2018
Congratulations! We are so happy that you have a growing family! Here’s to nine months of good health and happy smiles. And to help you maintain your smile while you’re pregnant, your periodontist in Worcester would like to offer a few important tips. Your oral health may change while you’re expecting, and in fact you may be particularly susceptible to certain conditions. Read on to learn what you and we can do to help during this special time.
February 18, 2018
Did you know that gum disease affects nearly 80 percent of American adults? Unfortunately, many of those people don’t even realize they have this bacterial infection until the disease has progressed to the point that they are in pain or have loose teeth. The early signs can be hard to recognize so here is a list of signs and symptoms that may mean it’s time for you to see your periodontist in Worcester.
December 10, 2017
I just love having a conversation that I can’t understand—said no one ever! Take a conversation about dental implants, for instance. Your periodontist will likely use some words that you’re not familiar with, because—well—you’re not a periodontist. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t learn those words. Read on for a cheat sheet that will help you understand and may even make you feel less apprehensive about the procedure.