It can be frustrating when your dental anxiety isn’t taken seriously. Just one bad experience at the dentist can make you afraid of ever going back again. At Carolina Bright Smiles, we understand how real a fear of the dentist can be. So, our Hillsborough, NC dentist offers you sedation options to help you relax while in the dental chair. Sedation dentistry can make it possible to get the dental care you need to keep your smile in great condition.Dr. Garrett ways to make patients more comfortable in procedures Read Transcript
There's a lot of things that we do, which we do to try to make it more comfortable for the patients. I understand and recognize that a lot of people maybe in the past didn't have great experiences at the dental office. Sometimes they're very fearful, and I take that very seriously and I understand that, that can be really, very real for people. We really try to go out of our way to try help make the patients visit very comfortable and sometimes that include things like sedation, could be a pill that they take the night before and the morning of, or it could be (inaudible) that they take during the treatment here. It could even involve IV sedation. That's one aspect of it that patients find very helpful. We have a lot of little touches in the office, which I think help to patients at ease. We do have televisions on the wall, big screen TVs on the wall, which they can watch TV if they want to during treatment. We also the same TV up on the ceiling above them so if they're reclined getting treatment during their procedure. We also have Bose sound canceling headsets, which they can listen to music on during treatment, which a lot of patients enjoy that. And so, those are some of the things we try to do to help to making things more comfortable for them. We have warm blankets in the operatories. We have hot, warm, moist towels that they can kind of clean up with after an appointment and patients really like that as well. Another one of the things that we do, which I think is really different, is we have a buffered anesthetic, which is something that really revolutionizes the comfort level of getting the shot. I know that people don't enjoy the aspect of getting numb but we really have modern materials that help make it either painless or just minimally painful, so I think patients really appreciate that. Some of them, we go out of our way to work with them on, to make sure that they're comfortable as possible.
In addition to sedation options, Dr. King and Dr. Garrett are skilled in minimizing your discomfort, and our friendly team of dental professionals will go out of their way to make you feel at home.
To schedule your appointment at our Hillsborough, NC office, call 919-296-0409. Our doctors, Dr. King and Dr. Garrett, both earned their Doctor of Dental Surgery at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Anutra Medical Painless Local Anesthesia
Local North Carolina company Anutra Medical offers a pain-free local anesthesia system. They’ve figured out a way to take the sting out of the numbing process. It’s now available at Carolina Bright Smiles, and we’re proud to offer it as part of our pain-free dentistry policy.
If you’re feeling anxious about your upcoming dental procedure, our dentists can prescribe you Valium®. You’ll take a single dose before your visit so you’ll be nice and relaxed by the time we begin your treatment. Oral sedation will make the time pass quickly and soften your memories of your treatment. You’ll need a ride home following your appointment just in case the effects of sedation have not worn off.
After a few deep breaths, inhaled sedation will make you feel light and happy. Your dentist will place a small mask over your nose for you to inhale the gas. This light sedation wears off quickly, so you’ll be able to get back to your day following your appointment.
Don’t let dental anxiety be the reason your smile falls into disrepair. Our Hillsborough, NC dentist can help with our sedation options! Schedule your appointment at Carolina Bright Smiles by filling out our online form or calling us at 919-296-0409.