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Oral Conscious Sedation Overview | LADD Dental Group

What is Oral Conscious Sedation? "Conscious sedation dentistry, also known as procedural sedation and analgesia, is the procedure whereby sedatives are administered before a dental procedure to help you relax. You remain awake and responsive during your dental treatment, and you won’t feel any pain. The sedative just helps ease dental fear, so you get comfortably through your procedure. Dental fear and anxietykeeps millions of people away from the dental office every year. For them, local anesthesiaisn’t enough because while it numbs the pain, it does nothing to minimize the fear and other psychological factors that patients away from their dentists. Many dentists use conscious sedation as a way to put patients at ease during dental treatmentDental Sedation OptionsMost forms of conscious sedation are considered "light" or "moderate".  But conscious sedation is also referred to as sleep dentistry despite most patients remaining awake during their procedures. T…

Dental Implants Vs. Dentures & Bridges | LADD Dental Group

Implants versus dentures and bridges
"Dental implants are increasingly becoming a popular alternative to dentures and bridges. Compare the options and see why: Tooth-supported fixed bridge. The most common alternative to dental implants for a single tooth, fixed bridges involve grinding away – in other words, intentionally damaging – healthy adjacent teeth that are used to attach and support the bridge. The tooth-supported bridge does not stimulate natural bone growth beneath it, so the bone may deteriorate over time. Bridges generally fail after 5-10 years because patient have difficulty flossing them, which makes the root surfaces below and around the bridgework highly susceptible to decay. 
Removable partial dentures. Although these don't require grinding down adjacent teeth, they are not nearly as stable or comfortable as dental implants and can affect speech and eating. This type of restoration is less expensive but doesn’t look as natural or function as well as an implant…

Toothache? Causes, Symptoms, & Diagnosis | LADD Dental Group

"A toothache is pain that you feel in or around your tooth. Most often, toothache pain is a sign that there’s something wrong with your tooth or gums. Sometimes, however, toothache pain is referred pain. That means the pain is caused by a problem elsewhere in your body. You should never ignore toothaches. Toothaches caused by tooth decay can get worse if left untreated. Toothaches are usually not life-threatening, but in some cases, they can be signs of serious conditions that require immediate medical treatment.  What Does a Toothache Feel Like?  Toothache pain can range from mild to severe, and it may be constant or intermittent. You may feel: throbbing pain or swelling in or around your tooth or gumfeversharp pain when you touch your tooth or bite downtenderness and achiness in or around your toothpainful sensitivity in your tooth in response to hot or cold foods and drinksburning or shock-like pain, which is uncommon Common Causes of ToothachesTooth decay is the mos…

Dental Anxiety? Try These Tips or Learn More About Sedation Dentistry

Dental Anxiety
"If you fear going to the dentist, you are not alone. Between 9% and 20% of Americans avoid going to the dentist because of anxiety or fear. Indeed, it is a universal phenomenon.  
Dentalphobiais a more serious condition thananxiety. It leaves people panic-stricken and terrified. People with dentalphobiahave an awareness that the fear is totally irrational, but are unable to do much about it. They exhibit classic avoidance behavior; that is, they will do everything possible to avoid going to the dentist. People with dentalphobiausually go to the dentist only when forced to do so by extreme pain. Pathologic anxiety or phobia may require psychiatric consultation in some cases. Other signs of dental phobia include:  Trouble sleeping the night before the dental examFeelings of nervousness that escalate while in the dental office waiting roomCrying or feeling physically ill at the very thought of visiting the dentistIntense uneasiness at the thought of, or actually when, o…

Good Dental Care | ADA Characteristics of a Good Dentist

COMMON PERSONALITY TRAITS "Dentistry is an unusual profession because while dentists are mostly focused on patient care, they also often own and run their own businesses. Many dentists have a diverse set of personality traits that allow them to work both closely with patients and be successful managers of their practices. A successful dentist is… Comfortable with close personal interaction
If you think about it, much of a dentist’s time is spent with his or her face and hands extremely close to patients’ faces. Successful dentists are comfortable with being very close to other people, even if sometimes patients have bad breath.  
Easy to talk to.
Successful dentists try to learn about patients on a more personal level before beginning treatment to make patients feel more comfortable. This puts patients at ease and makes them feel like the dentist truly cares about them as whole healthy people, not just about their mouths.  
Since dentists are working with sharp metal obje…

Introducing Dr. John Ladd | Quality & Experienced Dental Care Since 1978

Quality & Experienced Dental Care 

👀⚡️🤗 Introducing the one and only Dr. John Ladd! Dr. Ladd has been serving the #North #Central #Indiana community for over 40 years, and he is currently practicing out of our #Wabash location. If you or your family is in need of #quality #dentalcare, give us a call today, and let us take your pain away! 🙌👑 #Sedation #Dentist #Sedation #Dentistry#Experienced #Dentalcare #Wabash #Peru #Huntington #Dentistry #LADD #Dental 
"Oral health has a significant impact on the quality of life, appearance, and self-esteem of the people. Preventive dental visits help in the early detection and treatment of oral diseases. Dental care utilization can be defined as the percentage of the population who access dental services over a specified period of time. There are reports that dental patients only visit the dentist when in pain and never bother to return for follow-up in most cases. To improve oral health outcomes an adequate knowledge of the way the indi…

Experienced Dental Care | Celebrating 40 Years

Experienced Dental Care 

🚨⚡️We have been serving the #North #Central #Indiana community for the past 40 years, and we are truly grateful to the entire community for their trust and support for these past 4 decades! We are a family serving families, and we are looking forward to making the next 40 years of providing dental care even better!! If you or your family is in need of quality, convenient, affordable dental care, give us a call today, and experience the #LADD #Dental difference!! 👀🙌✅

General Dentist in Wabash | General Dentistry Overview

Dentists: Doctors of Oral Health "Introduction Many Americans today enjoy excellent oral health and are keeping their natural teeth throughout their lives. But this is not the case for everyone. Cavities are still the most prevalent chronic disease of childhood. Too many people mistakenly believe that they need to see a dentist only if they are in pain or think something is wrong, but they're missing the bigger picture. A dental visit means being examined by a doctor of oral health capable of diagnosing and treating conditions that can range from routine to extremely complex. A Team Approach The team approach to dentistry promotes continuity of care that is comprehensive, convenient, cost effective and efficient. Members of the team include dental assistants, lab technicians and dental hygienists. Leading the team is the dentist, a doctor specializing in oral health who has earned either a Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree or a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree, which…