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Oral Health Made Simple: Your Prescription For Knowledge
 PREVENT PROBLEMS
Small BoxAll About Cavities
Small BoxBrushing and Flossing
Small BoxFluoride
Small BoxMouth-Healthy Eating
Small BoxSealants
Small BoxTaking Care of Your Teeth
Small BoxTobacco
Small BoxYour Dental Visit
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 CONDITIONS
Small BoxBad Breath
Small BoxCavities
Small BoxCold Sores
Small BoxDry Mouth
Small BoxImpacted Tooth
Small BoxSensitive Teeth
Small BoxTMJ
Small BoxTooth Discoloration
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 TREATMENTS
Small BoxCrowns
Small BoxDentures
Small BoxFillings: The Basics
Small BoxGum Surgery
Small BoxImplants
Small BoxRoot Canal Treatment
Small BoxScaling and Root Planing
Small BoxWhitening
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 GENERAL TOPICS
Small BoxControlling Pain
Small BoxCosmetic Dentistry
Small BoxEmergencies
Small BoxFill, Repair, Replace
Small BoxKids And Teens
Small BoxOral Health and Your Body
Small BoxOrthodontics
Small BoxPeriodontics
Small BoxSeniors
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Step 1 Prevent ProblemsSimplestepsPrevent Problems
Step 2 Understand ConditionsSimplestepsUnderstand Conditions
Step 3 Explore TreatmentsSimplestepsExplore Treatments

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Your dentist offers many types of sedation and pain control to help control pain during and after your appointment.
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Introduction to Dental Pain Controlarrow pointing right
These days, no one should be expected to endure pain at the dentist office.
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Anesthesia During Pregnancyarrow pointing right
Can you receive dental pain-control medications while you are pregnant?
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Local Injectionsarrow pointing right
A number of different medications are used for local anesthesia.
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Topical Anesthetics in the Dental Officearrow pointing right
Dentists commonly use topical anesthetics for several purposes.
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Conscious Sedationarrow pointing right
Conscious sedation includes various anesthesia methods in which you are in a state between consciousness and unconsciousness and can respond if you need to.
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What's New in Pain-Free Dentistryarrow pointing right
New techniques are offering better methods for keeping patients pain-free during dental procedures.
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General Anesthesiaarrow pointing right
General anesthesia, which makes you unconscious, is used for some dental procedures.
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Additional Resourcesarrow pointing right
Organizations and agencies you can contact for more information.
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Nitrous Oxidearrow pointing right
This gas, commonly known as "laughing gas," can make your dental visit much less stressful.
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