Dental Profession

Periodontist

Dentist and Periodontist

What’s the Difference? Our recent post on the differences between a dentist and an oral surgeon was no doubt enlightening, but it might also raise questions about different specialists you may meet or need at the Placerville Dental Group. So, for the next few weeks we...

Oral Surgeon

Dentist and Oral Surgeon

What’s the Difference? Your family doctor does a great job helping you cope with illness. They often know your health better than you do yourself. But you’d probably be apprehensive if they were about to remove your gall bladder, because that kind of surgery is a...

Novocaine

Comfortably Numb with Novocaine

A Discussion About a Common Anesthetic As mentioned in a previous article, most dental patients feel some level of anxiety during their visit. One of the reasons for that anxiety is expected discomfort during a procedure. Whether that pain actually materializes or not, the dentists at...

Don't Fear the Dentist

Make the Most of Your Dental Visits

Don't Let Fear Keep You Away! Ever since moving pictures became popular, dental visits have been a common target for comics and screenwriters. Dental scenes have even been in scary movies (lookup Dustin Hoffman in Marathon Man for an example). Over time, influences like this have...

Dental Fillings

Don’t Fear Fillings

For more than a century, millions of individuals have used amalgam fillings to protect themselves from tooth decay. Amalgam silver is a tough, rigid, long-lasting material that dentists use to fill cavities. Usually, amalgam includes mercury, silver, tin and copper. However, with recent news about...

Impact of Dental X-rays

The Impact of Dental X-rays

Since the 1950’s, movies and comic books have thrilled us with imagined side effects from radiation exposure. As a result, many kids are really excited when it comes time to get dental x-rays, in the hopes of gaining super powers. Meanwhile, their parents start anxiously...

The Placerville Dental Group office.

Caring for Our Placerville Dental Patients

We all want to look and feel our best, especially when it comes to our appearance, but it can be a challenge sometimes. Working, taking care of children and the daily grind makes it hard for some to visit the dentist and maintain their dental...

An example of pills that represent blood thinners.

Blood Thinners and Dental Health

Blood Thinners Questions and Answers If you take prescription blood thinners and need dental treatment, the Placerville Dental Group knows you may have questions about what to expect at your dental appointment. We encourage all our patients to keep us up to date about medications and...

Full Mouth Restoration

A Good Dentist Is Not Hard To Find

If you need a service done, say repairs on your house, many of us ask people we trust or go to an online review site to see what other customers think. One thing most favorable reviews mention is the reasonable cost of the service. Likewise,...

Our Placerville dentists help your children have healthy teeth.

Good News About Dental Health

Improvements in Oral Health The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that Americans have improved their oral health. Increased dental education and programs that get children to the dentist at an early age are believed to play a large role. Other improvements are also responsible, and...