Nervous? Sedation Dentistry in Loveland

Does the mere thought of sitting down in a dentist’s chair fill you with dread? Does it make you avoid the dentist altogether? If so, you’re among the millions of Americans coping with dental anxiety. At Endres Gateway Dentistry, serving Cincinnati and Loveland, sedation dentistry may be just what you need.

The reasons for dental anxiety are varied, but common issues are fear of injections, and fear of the after effects of injections.

We offer our patients two types of sedation.

  • Nitrous Oxide has been used in dentistry for more than one hundred years. It is safe and effective, wears off quickly, and will put you in a state of relaxation.
  • Oral conscious sedation involves taking a sedative an hour or so before your scheduled procedure. It  will make you very drowsy, and you won’t be very aware of what’s going on around you.

Sedation dentistry is valuable, because it can get you into the dentist’s chair when your instincts may be to avoid it. Skipping checkups and cleanings puts your dental health at risk. Better to have a little help getting through your appointment than getting a mouth full of cavities, or worse.

Don’t let anxiety prevent you from getting the dental treatment you need. Endres Gateway Dentistry serves patients in Cincinnati, Blue Ash, Loveland, and Montgomery, providing family and cosmetic dentistry. Make an appointment today.

Contact Endres Gateway Dentistry:

513-914-4918

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

9380 Montgomery Rd Ste 204
Cincinnati, Ohio
45242

 


Powerful Smiles With Cosmetic Dentistry

Our smiles are powerful assets; we use them every day to express our emotions. But what if your teeth embarrass you? At Endres Gateway Dentistry, you can transform them with cosmetic dentistry.

We all subject our teeth to a lot of wear and tear. They get stained by food and drink, chipped or cracked from active lifestyles, and get dull and yellow with the passage of time.

At Endres Gateway Dentistry, we draw on the full range of cosmetic dentistry procedures to give you a perfect, dazzling smile.

Teeth whitening is a case in point. It is one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures we offer. Professionally whitened teeth can make a huge difference to your smile. If those newly whitened teeth happen to be crooked, imagine their appearance once we’ve corrected them with clear braces.

With cosmetic dentistry from Endres Gateway Dentistry, we can correct ever flaw your teeth might have. The results, we think you’ll agree, can be quite stunning. Visit our smile gallery to see some examples of what we can do. We also provide family dentistry, and sedation dentistry for those coping with dental anxiety. We treat patients from Blue Ash, Montgomery, Loveland, and Cincinnati.

Contact Endres Gateway Dentistry:

513-914-4918

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

9380 Montgomery Rd Ste 204
Cincinnati, Ohio
45242

 


Persistent Dry Mouth? We can help

The Endres Gateway Dentistry Guide To Dry Mouth

At Endres Gateway Dentistry we are specialists in all aspects of oral health, from family dentistry to orthodontics. We serve patients from all over the Cincinnati area.

Many residents in our community experience dry mouth occasionally. Some develop dry mouth in social situations or when they are under a lot of stress. Sporadic or infrequent dry mouth is usually not a serious problem. But constant dry mouth, known as xerostomia, is not only irritating, it can lead to acute health problems.

Never take your saliva for granted. It plays a vital role in maintaining your health. One of its roles is to help digest your food. The moment food enters your mouth, saliva starts breaking it down so your body can metabolize it. If you don’t produce enough saliva to carry out this task, your body may not be getting all of the nutrients it needs to stay healthy.

Saliva also functions as a disinfectant by cleansing the mouth of leftover food, bacteria, and fungi. This helps prevent tooth decay and infections. Many people don’t realize that some of the foods we eat are very acidic, and that saliva helps counteract those acids in our mouths.

Dr. Eleanor Endres and her staff at Endres Gateway Dentistry have been treating xerostomia since 2007. For starters, Dr. Endres recommends cutting back on caffeine in such drinks as cola, coffee, and tea. Not only do these beverages stain and discolor your teeth, the caffeine can contribute to dry mouth. She also recommend drinking water throughout the day to make sure you are adequately hydrated.

Tobacco and alcohol can also contribute to dry mouth. So can certain medications. IF you have been prescribed a medication and also have dry mouth, consult with your physician to see if dry mouth is a side effect.

Dry mouth is not a natural part of aging, so call Endres Gateway Dentistry today and schedule an appointment if your dry mouth is getting worse as you grow older.

Looking for a gentle family dentist who focuses on preventative dentistry?  I invite you to come visit my practice at 9380 Montgomery Rd Ste 204 in Cincinnati. My friendly team at Endres Gateway Dentistry make sure you have a pleasant experience whether you visit us for a cleaning and exam or a complete smile makeover.

Our dental menu includes crowns and bridges, veneers, orthodontics, dentures, and implants. Call for an appointment or consultation today.

Your sensational smile starts with healthy teeth!

Contact Endres Gateway Dentistry:

513-914-4918

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

9380 Montgomery Rd Ste 204
Cincinnati, Ohio
45242

 


Endres Gateway Dentistry Has A Solution For Dental Anxiety

Oral Conscious Sedation Some Cincinnati dental patients experience severe anxiety when undergoing dental treatment. With oral conscious sedation, it is possible to relax during dental procedures instead of being tense and fearful. Oral sedation dentistry, relaxation dentistry, conscious sedation and anxiety-free dentistry are all terms used to describe this type of treatment. In addition to alleviating anxiety, oral conscious sedation helps dental patients with a variety of conditions.

You may want to consider oral conscious sedation if you have any of the following issues:

  • Strong gag reflex
  • Fear of needles
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Fear and anxiety associated with dental treatment
  • Difficulty getting numb
  • A history of negative dental experiences
  • Trouble controlling body movement due to Parkinson’s disease, Cerebral Palsy or related condition
  • Need extensive dental treatment requiring lengthy dental visits

If you have avoided dental treatment due to any of these factors, give us a call at 513-914-4918. We can give you important information about sedation options and help you determine which one is right for you. At Endres Gateway Dentistry we do all we can to make your visit as comfortable as possible. We look forward to discussing your oral health and dental goals.

Serving Cincinnati dental patients since 2007.

“Oral Health Is the Gateway to Healthy Living.”

 

Contact Endres Gateway Dentistry: 513-914-4918

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

9380 Montgomery Rd, Ste 204
Cincinnati, Ohio
45242

 


When Mommy Is Scared Of The Dentist

sleep dentistry Cincinnati

If you are dreading some upcoming dental treatment, you may want to consider oral conscious sedation. First off, oral conscious sedation or sleep dentistry is perfectly safe. At Endres Gateway Dentistry, we have been providing sedation since 2007. We offer different levels of sedation and a choice of medication including oral analgesics, nitrous oxide, and IV sedation.

When choosing a type of sedation, it is helpful to consider the type of anxiety (fear of immobility, fear of loss of control, fear of pain, etc), the specific procedure(s) you will undergo, the length of time necessary to complete the treatment, past experiences during treatment, and any complicating health issues. Call 513-914-4918 to schedule a consultation with Doctor Eleanor Endres to discuss your options.

Perhaps you have a dentist-wary child who needs treatment. For simple dental procedures, topical anesthetics are applied to the gums and other tissues reducing sensation. If your child requires more sedation, nitrous oxide and general anesthesia are both safe options.

Perhaps Mommy is the one who is anxious about her child undergoing dental work. Sorry – we can’t sedate you while your child is being treated – but you can take comfort in the fact that we take excellent care of our youngest patients. We make sure they are comfortable, relaxed, and understand exactly what is going to happen. Our team of child-friendly dental professionals have been putting children at ease since 2007.

Regular dental check-ups are vital for your child’s lifelong oral health, so it is important that your child has a positive experience during dental visits. If possible, don’t let your child know that you have dental anxiety. If he/she already knows, explain why your fears are unreasonable and why you are having treatment regardless of your anxiety. Show them how brave Mommy is because she wants healthy teeth.

Endres Gateway Dentistry offers full-service dental care including sedation dentistry, restorative dentistry, and cosmetic dentistry. Thanks for visiting our blog. Check back for more helpful dental information from Endres Gateway Dentistry in Cincinnati.

 

Contact Endres Gateway Dentistry:

513-914-4918

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

9380 Montgomery Rd Ste 204
Cincinnati, Ohio
45242

 


Sleep Dentistry At Endres Gateway Dentistry

Sleep Dentistry At Endres Gateway Dentistry

Dental visits can be extremely stressful and for some Ohio residents, the fear and anxiety associated with a trip to the dentist prevents them from getting the care they need. At Endres Gateway Dentistry we provide the best oral sedation dentistry available. We will accommodate your needs with minimal, moderate, or deep sedation.

Don’t let dental dread keep you from achieving a perfect smile.

According to a national survey by the American Dental Association, Crest, and Oral B, the smile is the number one physical trait. Don’t let your smile go unnoticed.

In addition to sedation dentistry, at Endres Gateway Dentistry we offer our Cincinnati patients a variety of procedures, including cosmetic dentistry, orthodontics, teeth whitening, family dentistry, and restorative dentistry.

At Endres Gateway Dentistry, our professional staff will provide the best possible care for you and your family. Whether you need preventive care or cosmetic dentistry, the friendly team at Endres Gateway Dentistry will give you something to smile about!

For more information on oral sedation dentistry or any other dental procedure, contact us at 513-914-4918.

 

Contact Endres Gateway Dentistry:

513-914-4918

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

9380 Montgomery Rd Ste 204
Cincinnati, Ohio
45242