Gentle Professional Cleaning
A number of individuals believe that brushing their teeth twice a day and flossing on regular basis may be enough to maintain complete oral hygiene. However, a professional cleaning performed by a dentist does provide the necessary care to maintain optimum oral health. Regular cleaning protects your teeth from plaque and fights bad odors. In addition, a process as simple as a cleaning can help you prevent the development of oral health issues while maintaining a bright smile.Read more about Gentle Professional Cleaning
Read more about IV Sedation
Many people put off visiting the dentist due to apprehension and fear, neglecting important dental work in the process. Unlike deep sedation or general anesthesia, with IV Sedation, you'll remain conscious during your procedure and still be able to cooperate with instructions. Prior to your treatment, you'll receive medication through an intravenous line. This will place you in a calm, relaxed state while you retain all verbal and physical response capabilities throughout your treatment.
Nitrous Oxide, sometimes called “laughing gas,” is one option your dentist may offer to help make you more comfortable during certain procedures. You will be able to hear and respond to any requests or directions the dentist may have. Your dentist will ask you to breathe normally through your nose, and within a few short minutes, you should start to feel the effects of the Nitrous Oxide. You won't fall asleep; instead, the Nitrous Oxide simply puts you at ease and eliminates any anxiety you may normally experience.Read more about Nitrous Oxide
Are you apprehensive about going to the dentist? Have you put off dental care for years because of dental anxieties?
You're not alone. According to the Academy of General Dentistry, approximately 40 million Americans avoid the dentist because of fear and anxiety. Our team at Essington Family Dental Care is here to help you overcome your dental anxiety and regain your confidence about visiting the dentist. In our personalized approach, we offer several ways to assist you in receiving treatment while remaining relaxed.Read more about Sedation Dentistry