Virginia beach Cosmetic and Neuromuscular Dentistry Blog - Dr. Michael Folck

Monday, June 27, 2016

Sleep Dentistry vs. Sedation Dentistry

The terms sleep dentistry and sedation dentistry are often used interchangeably but actually describe two different sedation methods. Both types of dentistry are effective for reducing dental anxiety. Depending on the severity of your anxiety and the type of procedure you need to undergo, you may be inclined to choose one over the other. The best way to determine whether sleep dentistry or sedation dentistry is right for you is to let Dr. Folck evaluate your needs.
Generally, sedation dentistry can be an ideal option for most patients and a variety of procedures. Sleep dentistry tends to be more intensive as this method will put you into an unconscious state by means of an anesthesia, much like during a medical operation. Sedation dentistry still uses the same drugs as sleep dentistry, but in much smaller doses that allow you to relax in a semi-conscious state, avoiding many of the medical risks associated with sleep dentistry.
Sometimes for patients with mild anxiety, there are also several non-medicinal methods that can help you relax for a dental procedure, such as listening to calming music before and during your visit, engaging in meditation, breathing in soothing aromas from oils, undergoing massages, and even hypnotherapy.
If you're concerned about dental procedures or have dental anxiety that keeps you from having your teeth checked, Dr. Michael Folck can help you using sedation dentistry. If you live in Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, or the surrounding areas, please call (877) 206-3444 to set up a consultation.

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Cosmetic Dentistry Options

If you've been covering up your smile or purposely not smiling because of the appearance of your teeth, our Norfolk cosmetic dentist can help. With a full range of cosmetic dentistry options available to help you achieve the smile you've always wanted, Dr. Folck can correct small aesthetic problems such as slightly crooked teeth, small gaps in your smile, stained teeth, or cracked teeth, as well as larger issues such as gum disease and tooth decay that might be causing both visual and oral health problems.

If you're in good general health and you understand the benefits and limitations of cosmetic dentistry, you may be a good candidate for any of the following procedures:
  • Porcelain Veneers
  • White Composite Fillings
  • Porcelain Inlays and Onlays
  • Porcelain Crowns
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Gum Treatment
  • Dental Implants
Depending on your unique needs, you may want to target multiple problems at the same time by combining cosmetic procedures for a full smile makeover. During your initial consultation, Dr. Folck can craft an individualized plan just for you to address each of your issues in the most timely and efficient manner possible.

Whether you have concerns for your oral health or you simply desire a need an aesthetic makeover, Norfolk cosmetic dentist Dr. Michael Folck will help you develop a personalized treatment plan to meet all of your dental goals. To schedule your personal cosmetic dentistry consultation, please call (877) 206-3444 or complete the form at the top of this page to set up a consultation.

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