At Richmond VA Dental Arts, we understand the important first step of long-lasting dental health is educating our patients. Below are a few topics we think it's important for you to know.
Treating Patients with an Autism Spectrum Disorder
Taking your son or daughter on the autism spectrum to the dentist poses many challenges. This article hopes to make you aware of some of these challenges prior to your visit, as well as provide some useful ways to deal with them. Included in this article are three main areas that are most often in need of attention: preparation, sensory issues and communication.
Burning Mouth Syndrome
Burning mouth syndrome (BMS) is believed to be a type of neuropathy. Neuropathy means that the nerve fibers are not functioning properly. In BMS, this causes the sensation of oral pain, altered taste and tongue functioning even though there isn’t any direct cause.
Difficulty Getting Numb
Genetics, overall health, and diet may impact the effectiveness of anesthesia during a dental procedure. If you have difficulty getting numb, these tips may help the successful application of anesthesia at your next dental appointment.
Sources of Radiation
Dr. Hart's office uses all digital x-rays in her office. Not only is more information acquired using digital radiography but with much less radiation. It is understandable to be concerned about radiation exposure so you must decide for yourself whether the benefits outweigh the risks of radiation exposure.