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Cosmetic Dentistry Blog - Michelle C. Bartolome & William H. Swearingen D.D.S

Sacramento, Modesto and Stockton - California. Periodic Messages about Cosmetic Dentistry

Thursday, June 12, 2008

What's the buzz on DaVinci Veneers??

I’m sure, if you’ve watched the popular television show of a few years ago called “Extreme Makeover,” you’ve heard the term “DaVinci Veneers” at some point. DaVinci Dental Studios is the dental lab that the dentist on the show chose to work with which has given them popularity in the public eye. They are not a specific type of porcelain or procedure, they are strictly referring to the lab that produced the cases. We, however, have been using a lab known as Frontier Dental Lab for many years and have built a fantastic reputation with them. We are so lucky to have them located in El Dorado Hills, basically in our backyard! They are well-known in The United States and Europe. We take pride in the smiles we create. We feel we’ve selected the best lab to help us achieve the natural, beautiful smiles that our patients deserve.

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Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Sleep through your next dental appointment....

Don’t let your dental anxiety come in between achieving a healthier, more beautiful smile. At Dr. Swearingen’s office we offer a wide range of comforting techniques that may be the answers you’ve been looking for. We pride ourselves in making sure that each patient is treated with TLC, for some people that’s all that has been lacking. For those whose fears go beyond simple courtesy, we offer different forms of relaxation to help alleviate fear or anxiety. This option is also good for patients that may require an extensive amount of time in the chair.
Nitrous Oxide (also known as “laughing gas”) will put you in a peacefully state of mind during the procedure. This is a mild form of sedation and allows you to drive yourself to and from the appointment.
Another option is using an Oral Sedative Medication known as Triazalom. This is considered a conscious sedation, but will put you in an extreme state of relaxation. Dr. Swearingen is a member of the Dental Organization of Conscious Sedation (DOCS) and is also licensed with the State of California which allows him to administer the medication.
We do also have the option of offering an anesthesiologist to come into our practice to use IV sedation. This is an unconscious form of sedation and requires a driver to and from your appointment.
These sedation techniques give patients – who may otherwise avoid the dentist – an opportunity to allow us to help them receive the smile they deserve.

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Michelle C. Bartolome D.M.D. & William H. Swearingen, D.D.S.

Cosmetic and General Dentistry

7916 Pebble Beach Drive
Citrus Heights, CA 95610