A toothache can be a very disconcerting problem. At The Dentistâs Studio, weâve observed that when a toothache strikes, the discomfort can overshadow everything else in your life. Thanks to your toothache dentist for Orlando, Dr. Zachary Hodgins, you donât have to live with tooth pain any longer!
Pain from a tooth is usually an indication of a dental problem such as:
A dental abscess
Advanced gum disease
Usually, the pain isnât going to go away on its own. Your Winter Park toothache dentist for Orlando understands that toothaches happen, and when they do, you want them addressed as soon as possible. Patients of The Dentistâs Studio who experience a toothache can rest assured that their comfort and oral health are our priority. This is why weâve put in place a system for dental emergencies that allows you to get relief quickly and conveniently.
For more information, or if you are a patient of Dr. Hodgins currently experiencing tooth pain, contact your toothache dentist for Orlando, FL today!
In the dental field, we are dedicated to preserving your teeth! Dr. Zachary Hodgins of The Dentistâs Studio, as well as the rest of our skilled staff, know that from time to time, tooth extractions are necessary. Whether it is because of lack of arch space for wisdom teeth, or a tooth that is non-restorable due to decay, fracture, or gum disease, tooth extraction might be your best option.
Tooth extractions for Orlando area patients can be easier and more comfortable than you might expect thanks to sedation dentistry. At The Dentistâs Studio, we offer customized options in conscious sedation, including IV sedation for services such as tooth extractions. Orlando and Winter Park patients of our office who may understandably experience anxiety at the prospect of oral surgery can benefit from the relaxing effects of IV Sedation!
Sedation dentistry for tooth extractions in Orlando is safe and effective. Many patients have no memory of their procedure whatsoever. If you or a family member requires oral surgery, we invite you to consider sedation for a more relaxing dental experience.
Contact The Dentistâs Studio today to learn more about your options in sedation for tooth extractions near Orlando, Lake Mary, and Winter Park, FL.
I am John Markham. I am a day trader and I also am an entertainment design coordinator and producer. I found the Dentist Studio through a recommendation of another dentist. I’ve made a career of not going to the dentist. Because I traveled all over the world for quite a while, it was easy for me to avoid going and I didn’t for 25 years. It was obvious that I needed help between pain and just knowing of 25 years of abuse. The whole idea of going to the dentist is like eh to me. I felt I needed sedation so he was recommended. I went to him, their staff is unbelievably friendly. He is unbelievably friendly. Not only friendly and an expert, but he’s also, how do I put this, the guy is willing to work with you in any capacity and I needed sedation for the first go around. I can put it all together in this, if I was a spy, all they would have to do is come in to the room their holding me, start a dentist drill and I would say okay the President is down the hall, to the right, the money is down to the left. I’m deathly afraid of dentists and he made it extremely comfortable, went above and beyond to a point where when I thought I might be ready to not take sedation and my wallet was possibly suggesting that I not take sedation, he said we will work that out. We will take care of this. We feel it’s the most comfortable thing for you and we want you to be comfortable. So he, his staff, the whole operation, I can’t speak highly enough of them. I was really, really nervous. They suggested maybe some nitrous I believe to call me down before they went through the sedation. It was so good, I barely remember but fundamentally it’s an IV and youâre like âpoofâ, you go to sleep. Everything was done and he took care of quite a bit of work because as I said it was 25 years of neglect and he was able to streamline all of that in a single visit and in doing so while I came out of it by wife helped me out to the car. I went home, took a nap, end a story. It was all done. It made it so comfortable that I could go back even though I the first couple visits after that were still like âehâ. The girls know you by name. At this point, I can go comfortably. I feel more confident. I was having nightmares. I’d wake up from knowing that I hadnât been to the dentist and maybe there was some kind of pain that was going on that would wake me up but it was not only in my conscious mind but obviously my subconscious mind. It obviously was bothering me. I feel great that I now know that I’m up-to-date, things are good. I can chew corn and all that stuff. You feel embarrassed to be that afraid of something. I’ve done productions for the King of Belgium and the Sultan of Oman and I did President Reagan’s inaugural and that stuff is like water off a duckâs back. I’ve been doing that stuff my whole life so I felt like silly and foolish to be afraid of going to the dentist when I’m done these shows for hundreds and thousands of people and all of this stuff. You would think there might be some fear associated with that but I guess it’s what you’re used to and I wasn’t used to going to the dentist and that’s where Dr. Hodgins and his staff made it unbelievably comfortable to go through the process. I consider him a person that is not only good at what he does but, we don’t go out to dinner, but I would call him and his staff friends.
My name is Katie Sewell and I live in the Forest City area in Orlando and I go to the Dentist Studio. I just was always scared of the dentist and I had one incident where I was probably eight and the dentist pulled one of my teeth without Novocain. He said âoh, you don’t need itâ, and I felt every bit of it. So after that it was like just terror. It’s emotionally crippling I think, not to sound too extreme, but it is. I felt like I couldn’t do business with people. Even in my wedding pictures I hide my smile. I didn’t smile. You just see these pictures of me just going or covering my face and it was like that for years. I didn’t feel like I could laugh or smile or talk freely. I knew I had to go to someone but that fear just kicked in again. I looked online. I did some research for a friend who had referred me. They had mentioned Dr. Hodgins and thought it would be perfect for me with my anxiety. The first visit I had, I actually cried when I saw the dental chair for the first time. But it was really comforting because being from a cosmetology background, I walked in and it felt like I was in a spa. It didn’t smell or feel or even sound like a dental office. The room that they take you into, it’s great because he has no tools lying anywhere. He offered me a magazine. He didn’t make me sit in the chair. He said he didn’t have to look in my mouth. He just wanted to talk to me and see how I felt and then we would take each step as needed, as I was comfortable. First of all, the last time I had gone, it was probably honestly 10-12 years. I was really afraid. I knew that it wasn’t going to be great news but he had a comforting way of handling it and helping me through each step of it. I ended up having to have laser gum surgery and I was terrified and I thought I going to lose all my teeth and he made it so that I didn’t have to lose even one. It’s given me a new confidence. When I book an appointment now, I don’t tremble when I dial that number for the first time like going to a dentist and have felt pain. I wouldnât go anywhere else.
My name is Michael and I’m in the medical device industry. I actually live in Lakeland, Florida. My travel has me doing about 250 nights a year around the world. I’ve been going to the Dentist Studio for almost 2 years now. Dr. Hodgins is a great guy. He’s a very personable. Every one of the office has been great every time I’ve been in there. I went originally for a consult for veneers. My teeth get noticed a lot and he did a great job with those. It was one of the best personal investments I’ve ever made in my life. My before-and-after, if you can see the before you would say, âboy it really did change your lifeâ, because it’s just been fascinating, again that, in the combination with the sleep apnea device, now I’m just pretty perky all the time. I’ve gone to an air nose and throat doctor earlier and at that time it was determined that I had mild to moderate sleep apnea. I was offered the CPAP machine which did not fit my lifestyle based on the amount of travel that I do. Once Dr. Hodgins started off during the Somnodent for sleep apnea, I was right on top of it. It’s a mouthpiece. It was easy. They did a mold just like they would if you are having orthodontic work done or something like that. It goes in easily at night. It carries in a little small case. It fits perfectly my bag. Traveling like I do, naturally I am jetlagged and fatigued from that most of the time so any good rest that I can get, I have to grab it whenever I can. So even if I sleep on the plane, I’ll actually put my Somnodent in to get me better sleep. It helps with my breathing. The numbers that were shown pre and post sleep apnea test were through the roof. My oxygen levels were greatly increased. He was very impressed when he read the numbers off of it and so was I. I didn’t have to see the numbers, I could feel it. It’s done an excellent job. When I wake up now, I’m rested. I feel invigorated. I sleep better at night and my wife says I don’t snore anywhere near the level that I used to.
Bob Frier: Imagine it. Here we go. All your dentistry fearsâ
Sonni Abatta: Iâm waitingâ
Bob Frier: Youâre waiting. All the pain, all of it zapped away.
Sonni Abatta: Yes. A lot of people get stressed–
Bob Frier: They do.
Sonni Abatta: When the visit the dentist. This is an option, though, is called sedation dentistry and it could be for you, just what the doctor ordered. Talitha Vickers reports only on FOX.
Dr. Zach Hodgins: The beauty of it is theyâre totally comfortable. They usually have their eyes closed, completely relaxed.
Talitha Vickers: Relaxed and comfortable at the dentist office is typically not the way most patients feel when sitting in the chair, but Dr. Zach Hodgins of the Dentist Studio in Winter Park says, conscious sedation can get to the root of your fears.
Dr. Zach Hodgins: Iâm able to help people that, who otherwise would have not come in that office, have the procedures done.â
Talitha Vickers: Although there are different levels of sedation, Dr. Hodgins commonly uses conscious sedation through an IV.
Dr. Zach Hodgins: The medication is delivered and the patient is in a very relaxed state. They can still respond to commands, for instance, if we wanted them to open up their mouth wider, they can still do that. But theyâre still extremely relaxed.
Talitha Vickers: Patients are also able to breathe on their own and doctors say they can accomplish more.
Dr. Zach Hodgins: We can do multiple procedures at the same time, basically combining multiple appointments into one appointment. It can be used from the simple cleaning to crowns and implant surgery. Really, it can run the whole, full gamut.
Talitha Vickers: Do you see any cons to it at all because some people might say, âOh, my goodness! Iâm going under just to get a cleaning!â
Dr. Zach Hodgins: I think, I really donât. I think that once you get over that initial fear of being under anesthesia, thereâs really nothing I can say that would really be a con for the procedure.
Talitha Vickers: So, you may want to think twice before putting off your next visit because some doctors say it could be pain free with sedation dentistry.
Dr. Zach Hodgins: Itâs very rewarding for me and itâs the type of patient that I enjoy working on the best because theyâre so thankful. Youâre able to restore confidence in the dental procedure, the dental profession, basically, that they were so fearful of before.
Talitha Vickers: Talitha Vickers. FOX 35 News.
Sonni Abatta: All right. One final note here, your dentist has to certified to perform sedation dentistry and most insurance companies will likely cover the cost.
Like it or not, we are constantly judged on our appearance. And not surprisingly, many people say that it is a person’s smile that reveals much about their personality. So, what is your smile telling those around you?
If you have a tendency to hide your mouth when you laugh or smile, it may be time to consider consulting your trusted Cosmetic Dentist to Casselberry and Winter Park patients, Dr. Zachary Hodgins. At our office, we strive to ensure that all of our patients smile with complete confidence! With his emphasis on expert cosmetic dentistry, it’s no surprise to us that Dr. Hodgins has served as Official Dentist at Mrs. Globe contests. Some of the aesthetic dentistry options you can receive from your friendly Winter Park, Orlando and Casselberry dentist, Dr. Hodgins include:
* Porcelain Veneers
* Customized Teeth Whitening
* Healthier Mercury-Free Fillings
* Dental Implants
* And much more!
Don’t let anything hold you back from having a confident, vibrant smile. Contact the office of Winter Park and Casselberry dentist Dr. Zach Hodgins today. We look forward to helping you achieve your most beautiful smile.
Heidi Hatch: …for you this morning. Itâs concerning your dental health. Do you have a mercury filling, maybe more than 1? I know Iâve got one. Thereâs many concern right now this morning over whether or not theyâre really safe. While they are still approved by the American Dental Association, some dentists say theyâre hazardous to your health and thatâs why the Food and Drug Administration is now reviewing this case yet again after ruling to risks to patients as moderate but not harmful to your health 18 months ago. Tune this live is Orlando dentist, Dr. Zach Hodgins. Dr. Hodgins, thanks so much for coming in.
Dr. Zach Hodgins: Thank you for having me.
Heidi Hatch: Letâs talk a little bit about the reason why this concern is coming up. Why are we talking about this right now?
Dr. Zach Hodgins: I think that there have been many concerns with environmental exposure toâŚ of mercury to human beings and there are a lot of studies that have shown that mercury fillings actually leak mercury into the system on a daily basis. So I think thatâs concerned everybody.
Heidi Hatch: Do you use the mercury amalgam fillings in your practice?
Dr. Zach Hodgins: I do not.
Heidi Hatch: Why?
Dr. Zach Hodgins: For several reasons. Theyâre not really desired by patients for aesthetic reasons and also concern about the health issues as well. And they also crack teeth over time because they act like thermometers. Since they have so much mercury, they expand and contract with changes in temperature so they can damage teeth.
Heidi Hatch: We have been hearing for years nowâŚ if youâre pregnant donât eat fish that has mercury, get rid of your mercury thermometers, all of these arenât in our bodies 24 hours a day. Well, putting those mercury fillings in there, can this have an effect on our brain or kidneys as we otherwise hear in other things when theyâre saying really stay away from mercury?
Dr. Zach Hodgins: Right. I think that it can. And studies have shown that chronic mercury exposure can lead to neurological disorders such as Alzheimerâs disease so I think thatâs definitely a concernâŚ thatâs what the FDA panel meeting this week will be discussing.
Heidi Hatch: Last time they assessed, they said that itâs a moderate concern but itâs not something thatâs harmful to your health. Do you think the FDA would be reticent no matter what they find to say, âThis is bad, you gotta take it out.â Because then, you create a situation where everybodyâs like, âI gotta rid of these, I donât have the money, how do I do this?â And then the entire countryâs freaking out.
Dr. Zach Hodgins: Well I would hope that the FDAâs more concerned with our safety rather than economic downfall of having these fillings in your mouth, hopefully thatâs the case.
Heidi Hatch: Mercury amalgam fillings. Iâve seen a video online, you go in Youtube and you see a video that some doctors have taken where it shows the mercury fillings leaking off when you chew in your mouth or when anything else goes on in there. Is that realistic? Does that happen?
Dr. Zach Hodgins: Yes, absolutely. Studies have shown that the mercury is leeched from the fillings between 3 to 27 micrograms per day. So thatâs definitely significant, I think.
Heidi Hatch: The American Dental Association still says itâs safe. Itâs still the preferred metal of choice to use when filling teeth. Why is it that they back it?
Dr. Zach Hodgins: Well I think thatâs a combination of the FDAâs guidelines, I think thatâs probably what theyâre following. So thatâsâŚ I think thatâs the reason why.
Heidi Hatch: Alright, before we let you go, one other quick question. People are considering getting these out, are there safer ways to do it or things you have to think about when you talk to your own dentist?
Dr. Zach Hodgins: Yes absolutely. There are protocols that have been set up for instance, by the IAOMT thatâsâŚwill provide for safe amalgam removal.
Heidi Hatch: Alright weâll be following the FDAâs findings and weâll bring it to you when we have it. Dr. Hodgins, thanks so much for coming in and sharing your answers with us this morning.
A reminder for all the valuable patients of Dr. Zachary Hodgins of the Dentist’s Studio: The end of 2010 is just around the corner! With only a few weeks left before January 1st is upon us, and a datebook that is likely filling up quickly, it’s easy to forget to schedule your dental appointment with cosmetic, sedation and toothache dentist in Winter Park, Dr. Hodgins.
For many of our valued patients, December 31st marks the close of another insurance benefit period. This means that any of your unused insurance maximum dollars are history. So don’t wait another minute! Contact the team at the Dentist’s Studio right away to learn how to make the most of your insurance benefits and to reserve your appointment.
At the office of Dr. Zachary Hodgins, our team of experts has made it a priority to provide complete dental care. To us, this means more than excellent family, restorative and cosmetic dentistry. Part of our commitment to complete care includes being the toothache dentist you can trust in Winter Park and the Orlando area. So we have implemented systems to ensure that patients of the Dentist’s Studio who experience toothache pain due to an accident or other reason can get relief from their pain in a comfortable atmosphere and without unnecessary wait.
Often the cause of a toothache is an injury such as a blow to the face. If this happens, call us right away, even on the weekend! Take these steps until you can be seen by toothache dentist, Dr. Hodgins: Rinse your mouth with warm salt water. If it is necessary to take an over-the-counter pain reliever, opt for ibuprofen. If you are experiencing swelling, hold an ice pack to the swollen area until you can see the dentist.
Another common cause of toothache pain is neglect of dental care due to a high level of anxiety. At the Dentist’s Studio, we understand what a distressing situation this presents. If you’ve been putting off necessary dental care due to fear and are now experiencing a worsening toothache, we offer IV sedation dentistry so fearful patients can have their root canal treatments, tooth extractions, and other treatments performed comfortably, often with no memory of the procedure!
Choose a dental team who can offer you speedy, caring dentistry in an emergency situation. Contact toothache dentist in Winter Park, Dr. Zachary Hodgins today to schedule an appointment!