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Sedation Dentistry- Our Grateful First Patient

March 27, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — hirshfield @ 2:43 pm

All the equipment and medications we needed were in the office and we were ready for our first sedation patient. Every dentist has his or her share of nervous patients. So much so that we tell our patients that being nervous is “normal” and we mean it!
Finding our first patient was easy as we were able to look at our current patients who needed treatment and were barely able to tolerate the anxiety associated with those dental procedures despite, by their own admission, not feeling any pain. One of these patients, who needed work, jumped at the chance when she knew sedation was available.
Our first sedation appointment exceeded all our expectations. The patient almost appeared to be napping and didn’t react as she normally did to dental treatment. In fact she was totally relaxed. My assistant and I couldn’t believe this was the same person!
We had her back in the office the next day to follow up and be sure she was comfortable. I decided to ask about her perceptions of the sedation experience. She said she remembered her husband bringing her to the office but nothing else after that. I asked if she remembered any of the dental treatment that had caused her so much anxiety in the past. She said she couldn’t remember any of it and that it was the best dental experience of her life.
All I could think was “wow”! Seeing the comparison between her prior experiences and sedation, I knew we could help many patients. Next month I’ll continue to tell about how we ended up helping hundreds of patients achieve the dental health they wanted using sedation.

Sedation Dentist in Medfield Answers Your Top 5 Questions

February 28, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — hirshfield @ 5:53 pm

Patient giving thumbs up to dentistDo you feel panicked or stressed at the idea of going to the dentist’s office? Dental anxiety is a very real condition that affects millions of Americans. In fact, according to research reviewed by faculty at the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, 30 to 40 million men and women avoid seeing the dentist each year due to anxiety and fear. However, thanks to sedation dentistry, visiting the dentist does not have to be a stressful or uncomfortable experience. Want to know how you can relax in the dentist’s chair? A sedation dentist in Medfield answers 5 common questions about oral conscious sedation.

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Sedation Dentistry – The Journey Continues

January 23, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — hirshfield @ 4:28 pm

I discovered sedation dentistry quite by accident. In 1998, I was attending a practice management course to gain more business knowledge to help my practice succeed. At the very end of the lecture, the speaker mentioned in a very matter-of-fact way that he was familiar with a sedation technique that uses oral medication to sedate fearful patients in the office.

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Dentures vs. Dental Implants in Medfield: Which to Choose?

January 22, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — hirshfield @ 6:16 pm

One great thing about living in modern times is having a choice of healthcare options. Take tooth restoration for example. Both dentures and dental implants in Medfield offer advantages as well as considerations. But which option is best for you? Knowing a little bit about each type of treatment will help you to make the right decision for your needs.

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Why Invisalign in Medfield Is the Best Gift You Can Give Yourself

December 9, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — hirshfield @ 6:47 pm

person wearing clear bracesInvisalign in Medfield is the best gift you can give yourself, either during the holidays or any time of year. Invisalign aligners can correct most cases of mild to moderate tooth misalignment. For many patients, their great alternative to traditional braces

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Sedation Dentistry- The Journey Begins

December 3, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — hirshfield @ 2:45 pm

Dentists have heard it all and almost on a daily basis. The jokes about pain at the dentist. The jokes about the dentist getting enjoyment out of giving a patient pain, and on it goes.
All of this could not be further from the truth. All of the dentists I’ve ever met seem to be compassionate individuals devoted to providing quality care with maximal comfort for their patients. Fortunately, modern dentistry can achieve this the vast majority of the time. But this was not always the case. Many years ago a trip to the dentist could be a painful affair. Many patients had bad childhood dental experiences, and despite all of our modern advances, the memories persist making treatment for them very difficult. (more…)

How Much Do Dental Implants in Medfield Cost?

November 18, 2018

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model of dental implantDental implants in Medfield have become the preferred treatment for missing teeth because they have the potential to last for a lifetime. As the next best thing to your natural teeth, you can drastically improve your quality of life. With over a 95% success rate, you can make a long-term investment in your oral health. While you are excited to experience their benefits, you are apprehensive about their cost. There is no need to worry. Your dentist provides you with a customized estimate and discusses your payment options.
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How Much Does Invisalign in Medfield Cost?

October 9, 2018

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hand holding invisalignDo you want a straight smile but do not want to deal with the visibility and restrictions of metal braces? You can get the results you want without brackets and wires. Invisalign in Medfield uses a series of clear plastic aligners to gradually move your teeth. While you have heard about the benefits of the orthodontic system, you are concerned about the cost of the treatment. Do not let the price deter you. You will make a long-term investment in your confidence and oral health.
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Invisalign in Medfield: Adjusting to Life with Aligning Trays

September 1, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — hirshfield @ 9:19 pm

Woman taking out Invisalign aligners.Did you just receive Invisalign treatment recently? Or, maybe you’re researching their benefits over braces? Either way, you’ll want to know how to best adjust to and care for your aligning trays. These clear aligners are a discrete way to straighten your teeth using trays that are interchanged roughly every two weeks. They do take some getting used to, so we want you to be as prepared as possible on how to get the most out of your Invisalign in Medfield.

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Porcelain Veneers in Medfield: The Secret to a White Smile

August 29, 2018

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Man smiling with white teeth.Have you ever noticed how almost every celebrity has perfectly shaped, straight, pearly white teeth? How do they look so flawless? Well, what if we told you they had a secret: porcelain veneers. For a lot of celebrities, an imperfect smile can be embarrassing and even detrimental to their career. No wonder the likes of Tom Cruise, Nicolas Cage, Hillary Duff and so many more have made the transition to porcelain veneers. Read more to see how we can brighten up your smile with porcelain veneers in Medfield.

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