I looked into getting a smile makeover, but the price was through the roof. Is there a “poor man’s” smile makeover. Something that can really improve my smile, but won’t require me to sell my SUV to pay for it?
Mark A. – Philadelphia
Hah! Well there are a couple of options.
- You can get the smile makeover you want with a qualified cosmetic dentist that will allow you to pay it out. Some dentists have low or even no interest payment plans. Find the dentist you want and then talk to them about financing options. There are dentists that don’t advertise more affordable options, but are willing to work with you if you ask.
- There is a more affodable procedure that will make a huge difference on your smile. Teeth whitening can make your teeth look years younger.
Though it doesn’t sound like much, you’ll be amazed at the brilliance and youthful appearance you’ll take on from that one simple procedure.
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I’m afraid of the dentist, but I have a pretty severe toothache. I haven’t been to a dentist in years because of the fear. I know I need to go in, but I get sweaty just thinking about it. I do have some Xanax pills. Could I take one of those before going in to settle my mind and emotions?
Melana L. – Michigan
You’re not alone in your fear of the dentist, so don’t feel bad about that. I’m glad you realize that it is time to go in. It’s better to be proactive before this gets worse. If you have a tooth infection, it WILL spread.
While the xanax will relax you, it will limit what your emergency dentist can give you and could effect how he treats you. I have a different suggestion that will allow you to get the care you need, while being relaxed, without having to self medicate.
I’d go to an emergency dentist that also does oral conscious sedation. It will completely relax you and give you a pain free appointment.
You will, however, need someone to drive you to and from the appointment, as you’ll be a little too loopy to drive yourself.
I hope this puts you at ease. This blog is brought to you by Dr. Matt Roper.