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Laughing Gas

The Anniversary of Laughing Gas

And What Happened to the "Inventor of Anesthesia" This month the American Dental Association celebrated the 174th year of anesthesia in dentistry. The first anesthetic specifically used for a dental procedure was nitrous oxide, commonly called “laughing gas.” On December 11th, 1844, Dr. Horace Wells, a...

Root Canal

Story of a Root Canal

An account from a Sacramento Dentistry Group patient Who doesn’t love a good chocolate-covered almond? Nutty snack foods are a regular item in our house and I’ve never had a problem with them until recently. One almond seemed to squeeze right between my two back molars...

Doctor Measuring Blood Pressure

Why Should a Dentist Take Your Blood Pressure?

You may note that during some of your visits with the Sacramento Dentistry Group, your blood pressure is taken. Measuring the blood pressure is typically associated with visiting a medical practitioner, but few patients associate a dental visit with testing for hypertension. Why would a...

Sedation Dentistry

Guardian Reinstates Sedation for Wisdom Teeth Extraction

The Sacramento Dentistry Group is pleased to bring our Guardian Insurance patients the information that wisdom teeth extractions are now once again automatically covered for sedation or general anesthesia, if your dentist deems it necessary. When dealing with impacted teeth, the availability of some form...

Same Day vs Traditional Crowns

Same Day and Traditional Crowns Compared

The Sacramento Dentistry Group offers both “same day” and traditional crowns for our patients that need dental restorations. So if you can have a same day, or chair side crown, why would a patient wait for a standard crown to be completed? For certain teeth...

If you routinely chew or bite your lip or oral tissues, you may cause a mucocele.

What is a Mucocele?

A mucocele is a common form of benign oral lesion or pseudocyst that forms in the mouth. The cause is usually due to some form of trauma to a salivary gland, blocking saliva and mucous from exiting the gland. As the tissues expand and fill...

Metal detectors should generally not be set off by dental implants.

Do Dental Implants Set Off TSA Alarms?

You’ve got your flight ticket. Your check-in bag is on its way to your waiting plane, or at least you hope it is. Now comes the fun part, the TSA security checkpoint.Photo ID out and ready to show? Check.Boarding pass? Check.Easy-to-remove shoes and belt all...

Great results can be obtained with braces or Invisalign, based on your individual needs.

March Dental Promotions

This week the Sacramento Dentistry Group would like to highlight two of our promotions that are extremely valuable for our regular clients and patients in the Sacramento community. These promotions reflect our desire to bring the best to those that trust our dentists to provide...

When you like your smile, you smile a lot. Our Sacramento dentists can help you like your smile!

When Are Wisdom Teeth Removed?

While every mouth is different, the typical age range for wisdom teeth removal is from seventeen years old to the mid-twenties. There are exceptions, and some people well into their thirties may sheepishly announce to their coworkers that it’s finally time to get their wisdom...