Types of Dental Pain Relief: Intravenous (IV) Sedation

Types of Dental Pain Relief: Intravenous (IV) Sedation

Some dental procedures, such as complex oral surgeries, can be much more painful or stressful than others. For this reason, some dentists (though not all) may offer intravenous sedation. This type of sedation is applied directly to the bloodstream via needle inserted...
Types of Dental Pain Relief: Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas)

Types of Dental Pain Relief: Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas)

Nitrous Oxide – commonly known as laughing gas – is a safe and highly effective sedative that is used widely in dentistry. Over half of U.S. dentists have nitrous oxide as part of their pain control repertoire, and for many good reasons. When properly...
Types of Dental Pain Relief: Local Anesthetics

Types of Dental Pain Relief: Local Anesthetics

As one of the most commonly used forms of pain relief in dentistry, local anesthetics are a great way to temporarily control pain during oral therapy. It works by numbing the area to be treated, resulting in a pain-free procedure. And, unlike general anesthetics, this...
Controlling Pain in Dentistry

Controlling Pain in Dentistry

From toothache indicating an oral problem to soreness after receiving dental treatment, pain is simply a part of dentistry and unfortunately it cannot be avoided. If you’ve suffered from toothache, you won’t be surprised to find it is considered one of the most...
Managed Care Dental Programs

Managed Care Dental Programs

Financing your dental care can come in many different forms and can range from self-funded fee-for-service dentistry to comprehensive employer-provided dental plans. Although dental fees may appear high to some people, they are usually rather competitive, with most...
Choosing the Right Dentist for You

Choosing the Right Dentist for You

There are many reasons you may choose to visit a particular dentist. It could be for convenience because they are located close to your home or place of work, or because their services are more affordable for you. However, these reasons don’t always mean a certain...
Specialist and Non-specialist Areas of Dentistry

Specialist and Non-specialist Areas of Dentistry

When most people think of dentistry, they often think of the types of procedures carried out by their primary dental care provider – usually a General Dentist. There are in fact several different branches of dentistry. Some are specializations which usually...
Holistic Dentistry

Holistic Dentistry

Unlike most other forms of dentistry, Holistic Dentistry focuses on the whole patient rather than on one particular area such as a diseased tooth. A dentist that practices Holistic Dentistry will consider all areas concerning a patient, such as their overall health...
Oral Medicine & Oral Diagnosis

Oral Medicine & Oral Diagnosis

Dentists that focus on Oral Medicine and Oral Diagnosis will have the knowledge and understanding of some of the more unusual oral diseases. Other dentists may not be able to diagnose or treat these diseases, and the few dentists that choose to focus on this area tend...
Preventive Dentistry

Preventive Dentistry

Preventive Dentistry focuses on the measures taken by dentists to help prevent dental disease. As prevention is always better than cure, almost every dentist places emphasis on preventative dentistry of some form. However, when a dentist designates themselves as a...
Restorative/Operative Dentistry

Restorative/Operative Dentistry

Restorative Dentistry or Operative Dentistry focuses on the restoration of damaged teeth, such as the placement of fillings. Although all dentists are trained in performing basic restorative or operative dental procedures, there are some that focus on this particular...
Implantology

Implantology

A dentist that focuses on providing dental implants (replacement teeth that are implanted into the jawbone) is known as an Implantologist. Although not a particularly new area of dentistry, recent advancements have led to Implantology booming in popularity since the...
Family Practice Dentistry

Family Practice Dentistry

Dentistry is generally divided into many subdivisions. Some of these areas are legally defined specialties that usually require the dentist to have completed a 2 year (or longer) postdoctorate in their chosen area. Other areas are not legally defined, but rather they...
Prosthodontics

Prosthodontics

Prosthodontists specialize in replacing missing parts of teeth, gums, bone or other structural parts of the face. Your General Dentist will usually perform some form of Prosthodontics, but a Prosthodontists will have received at least 3 years of postdoctoral education...
Occlusion, TMD & TMJ

Occlusion, TMD & TMJ

Many people suffer from a poor or inadequate dental bite (malocclusion), which can either be associated with or separate to poor function of the temporomandibular joints that connect the jaw to the skull – a condition known as Temporomandibular Dysfunction...
Esthetic or Cosmetic Dentistry

Esthetic or Cosmetic Dentistry

The condition of one’s teeth can have a significant impact on the outcome of many social interactions. A healthy smile is appreciated in almost all cultures and societies, and therefore a full set of healthy and natural-looking teeth is universally desirable. Because...
Fulfil your Potential With a Career at Modern Family Dentists

Fulfil your Potential With a Career at Modern Family Dentists

Because we are always hiring …… the right people APPLY FOR A NEW CAREER ONLINE WITH US, BY CLICKING HERE A patient is in pain because they’ve neglected their oral health… Who cares? You do. And that’s one of the many reasons we want you to join our...
CT Scan

CT Scan

What is a CT Scan and Why Would I Need One for Dental Implants? Having dental implants is a major dental procedure that requires a careful assessment of the condition of your jaw bone and teeth. Here you’ll find all the information you’ll need about CT scans and why...
Nonspecialty Areas in Dentistry

Nonspecialty Areas in Dentistry

While dentistry has its many specialties such as Orthodontics, Endodontics and Periodontics, there are also many other categories of dentistry that a nonspecialist dentist may focus on. These can include areas such as: – Implantology – focusing on...
Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric Dentistry

A Pediatric Dentist specializes in the treatment and prevention of certain dental issues of children. Although most General Dentists treat children, a Pedodontist will have completed 2 or more years of postdoctoral education in Pediatric Dentistry. Routine dental...
Detailed and Extensive Exam

Detailed and Extensive Exam

What is Involved in a Detailed and Extensive Exam? If you know about our Comprehensive Exam, you’ll know how thoroughly and extensively we examine our patients at Modern Family Dentists as standard procedure. But when we need to take things a step further, such as...
Everything You Wanted to Know About Your Comprehensive Exam

Everything You Wanted to Know About Your Comprehensive Exam

Thorough patient care is incredibly important to us, and that’s why at Modern Family Dentists, we leave no stone unturned when conducting your Comprehensive Exam. Many dentists will do everything by the book – which is fine, of course – but we go beyond...
Orthodontics

Orthodontics

An Orthodontist is a dentist that specializes in treating the appearance and alignment of teeth, and correcting bite issues. While General Dentists and Pediatric Dentists are able to correct most cases of crooked and misaligned teeth, an Orthodontist will have had at...
Oral Pathology

Oral Pathology

Because the teeth and gums are incredibly complicated and complex structures, there are many types of disease that can occur in the mouth. Sometimes, an Oral Pathologist is needed to identify the disease to help determine the most suitable treatment. An Oral...
Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology (X-rays)

Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology (X-rays)

For some dental procedures, it is necessary to take X-rays of the mouth to view the inside of the teeth. This procedure, known as radiology, is to help determine any issues or complications and their extent before performing their required procedure. Your General...
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

In most circumstances, your General Dentist will usually perform routine oral surgery such as tooth extractions (exodontia). But what about when the surgical procedures are a bit more complicated? Oral and Maxillofacial surgeons, who will have completed both D.D.S....
Endodontist

Endodontist

While a General Dentists sees to the majority of your dental needs, an Endodontist specializes in treating teeth where the dental pulp (inner tissue of a tooth) has become diseased. Dental school graduates are considered General Dentists, and may choose to continue...
General Dentist

General Dentist

A General Dentist is usually your primary dental care provider who diagnoses and treats your immediate and long-term oral health care needs. After graduating from dental school, all dentists are considered General Dentists. They may then choose to specialize in a...
Dentists and the Types of Dentistry They Perform

Dentists and the Types of Dentistry They Perform

Dentists and the Types of Dentistry They Perform. Your dentist does all types of dental work, right? Not always. It is common belief that dentists cover all areas of oral services, but just like physicians, they usually specialize in certain areas. Because dentistry...