Many dental procedures are involved and some, quite frankly may
provide a certain level of discomfort (pain). It is not surprising
that many patients come to the dental experience with a great deal
of anxiety. It is the desire of this office to be successful at the
anticipation of any potential onset of pain by taking the steps
necessary to prevent any such discomfort and to recognize this
eventuality and deal with any subsequent sensation and resultant
anxiety that may arise.
Every patient no matter whether he/she shows overt signs of anxiety,
or not, will be approached in a manner that is pleasant, calm,
confident, and above all addresses concerns for the patients
Many cases of anxiety arise because the patient is uncertain of what
to expect. We will tell you if your experience may involve some
level of discomfort and provide the necessary anesthetic procedure
to minimize the unpleasant nature. It is better in our opinion to
avoid unpleasant surprises during a procedure.
Inhalant systems such as nitrous oxide ("laughing gas") may be used
to assist in the minimization of anxiety. The "light headed" feeling
that develops as a moderate euphoria generally mitigates the
potential of anxiety without the use of oral medication. Its effects
will generally dissipate within minutes of the termination of the
use of the gas.
Topical anesthetics are used to alleviate tissue discomfort and to
overall patient anxiety. Many topical preparations are available.
These Topical anesthetics can be applied with a cotton swab or
syringe. Local anesthetics are also used to decrease the sensation
during a specific procedure.
Our staff is ready to help you in anyway we can. Your comfort is
very important to us. Be sure to tell the assistant or doctor at
anytime if you are feeling any discomfort or are experiencing any