Orange County Center for Sedation Dentistry Blog

Now That I Have My Dentures, How Often Do I Take Them Off?

April 5, 2024

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dentures soaking in a glass

When you get your dentures for the first time, there’s often a lot to learn. Your new prosthetic will be a noticeable improvement over a life without teeth, but you’ll still have to adapt to the new state of your mouth.

Eating, talking, and smiling will all feel completely different, not to mention the various components of upkeep that you’ll have to start thinking about. For example, when do you take your dentures out? Is it necessary to remove them, or can you leave them on 24/7? In the interest of helping you adapt to dentures as quickly as possible, here’s what you should know about when to remove them.


Can I Put My Knocked-Out Tooth Back into Its Socket?

February 15, 2024

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Hockey player missing a tooth

According to the American Association of Endodontists, approximately 5 million people experience a knocked-out tooth each year. When it happens, it can be frightening, but by acting quickly and calmly, you have a higher chance of saving your tooth. Ultimately, it needs to go back into the socket, but do you have to do this yourself? Continue reading to learn about the steps you should take if you find yourself in this situation.


Does Dental Crown Treatment Hurt?

October 19, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — lagunaniguel @ 7:45 am
3D illustration of a dental crown

At this point, perhaps you need a dental crown. Maybe your tooth has a cavity or some other kind of damage. Still, there’s a good chance you’re hesitant about treatment. Many would-be patients ask themselves the same question: “Will getting a dental crown hurt?” Well, you can rest assured that the process is smooth and painless. Your Laguna Niguel dentist will even show you why that’s the case. To that end, here’s a summary of how crown procedures aren’t painful.


4 Quick Facts About Same-Day Dental Crowns

September 12, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — lagunaniguel @ 3:30 pm
In the foreground is a dental crown resting on a fingertip with a blurry model of a jaw in the background

Sometimes it can be a real hassle to try to fit the dentist into our already-packed schedule. That’s frustrating news for patients with a cavity or cracked tooth that requires a crown. Unfortunately, dental crowns typically take at least 2 visits over a 2-3 week timespan to install. The good news is that many dentists now offer same-day dental crowns that can be placed in a single appointment. Keep reading to learn 4 facts about this convenient method that you might not already know!


This Is How Tooth Loss Can Change the Shape of Your Face

February 2, 2023

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Mature woman looking at her face in the mirror

With roughly 178 million people in the United States missing at least one tooth, tooth loss is certainly prevalent. However, patients are often surprised by a consequence it comes with: an aged appearance. Keep reading to learn exactly how tooth loss can change the shape of your face (and how dental implants can help combat this!).


Can You Get Cavities with Veneers?

December 13, 2022

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person wondering if you can get cavities with veneers

Though veneers were originally made to temporarily improve the look of the smiles of movie stars while they made films, they have since become available to the general public. This treatment uses thin shells made from dental-grade porcelain to cover up cosmetic imperfections. I thin layer of tooth enamel is removed so the veneers fit snugly, and they are color-matched to the surrounding teeth so they blend in. if you have veneers or are preparing to get them, you may be wondering if you can still develop tooth decay with this treatment. Read on to learn if it’s possible to develop cavities with veneers.


5 Tips to Extend the Lifespan of Your Veneers

November 3, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — lagunaniguel @ 10:43 pm
person with porcelain veneers smiling

All our smiles are unique. From misshapen teeth to slightly crooked pearly whites, these things are what make our smiles so special. Even so, that doesn’t mean that you have to settle for a smile that you don’t love. There is a range of treatments that can correct these cosmetic issues and more, including porcelain veneers. How long this treatment lasts will depend on the individual, so read on to learn a few tips that will help you get the most out of your veneers.


Does Nitrous Oxide Make You Sleep?

September 20, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — lagunaniguel @ 11:27 am
A patient receiving nitrous oxide sedation

Let’s say that, for future treatment, your dentist recommends you be sedated. In particular, they suggest you get nitrous oxide sedation. However, you have concerns about this dental service. Among other things, you feel afraid that the sedative will put you to sleep. Well, your Laguna Niguel dentist is here to put such fears to rest. Read on to learn about nitrous oxide, its effects, and whether it’s safe to use in modern dentistry.


4 Signs That You’re a Good Candidate for Sedation Dentistry

August 9, 2022

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Young patient at the dentist receiving sedation dentistry.

Let’s face it; going to the dentist isn’t the most exciting thing in the world—in fact, there are those who would rather be anywhere else in the world than sitting in their dentist’s chair! If this describes your attitude towards the dentist, you might be curious about receiving sedation dentistry to make your next visit a positive experience. Sedation dentistry allows patients to receive the dental care they need without any of the usual fear, fuss, or hassle. Here are four signs that indicate you might be the perfect candidate for receiving sedation dentistry.


What to Do When You Need an Emergency Dentist ASAP

August 2, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — lagunaniguel @ 4:20 pm
Woman visiting her dentist for severe tooth pain.

They can happen when you least expect them to, and they often happen when it’s very inconvenient. Dental emergencies are a fact of life, and when they do occur, knowing how to handle them properly will ensure that your smile is in no immediate danger. That said, you might have questions about dental emergencies and how to go about finding an emergency dentist when you need one. Keep reading to learn more.

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