Patient Comfort & Sedation Options
Our goal is to provide you with the most advanced treatment possible in a compassionate and relaxed environment. Toward that end, we use the most current periodontal procedures, instruments, medications, and sterilization techniques.
Every procedure is done with your comfort and safety in mind. We work closely with your general dentist to ensure you get the best possible care. We will completely inform you of your condition and encourage you to ask any questions you may have regarding your treatment and care. Please feel free to ask questions before, during, or after any procedure.
After treatment, home care and medication instructions will be thoroughly explained. For your convenience, you will also be given printed instructions. Of course, we are always available for questions after treatment.
While no dental procedure is 100% comfortable, we go to great lengths to minimize any discomfort you might feel. The following are some of the techniques we use to provide you with as comfortable an experience as possible.
Different patients have different needs for pain and anxiety control medication. Depending upon the procedure and your wishes, there are several options available.
Patients with certain medical conditions (e.g. valvular heart conditions and artificial joints) may be asked to pre-medicate with antibiotics prior to treatment. We do this with your safety in mind. Please inform us if you have a condition that might need pre-medication.
We take extra care when preparing a patient for anesthetic. We use a topical ointment on your gums first and then administer the injection very slowly and precisely to reduce the burning sensation that can be experienced.
For those patients who would feel more comfortable with sedation, we offer oral sedatives and/or Nitrous Oxide (N20). These will help you relax during your treatment. We frequently use deep sedation performed by anesthesia professionals in our office for those procedures and patients needing deep sedation.
Your comfort is one of our primary concerns. If you have any questions about sedation, please do not hesitate to discuss these with us.
We adhere to the highest professional standards of cleanliness, sterilization, and radiation control. Our staff regularly attends safety seminars and are knowledgeable on the latest techniques.