For many patients, visiting the dentist is an anxiety-ridden experience, whether due to past experiences or stories shared by others. Without regular preventative dental care, cavities, gingivitis, and other oral health-related issues can arise and become severe conditions without proper treatment.
In addition to making your office visits stress-free and positive, we are committed to educating you about the various dental treatment options available to you.
If you have questions about our comfort dentistry services or how we will make your visit a comfortable, and positive experience, call Pearly Whites Family Dentistry at (503) 585-4282 today to schedule an appointment for comfortable dentistry in Salem , Oregon!
Dental Wand Anesthesia
If you are one of the many patients that has dental anxiety, dental wand anesthesia, also known as "The Wand", can make dental procedures a more comfortable, less anxiety-ridden experience.
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.
Oral sedation dentistry is a medical procedure involving the administration of oral sedative drugs, generally to facilitate a dental procedure and reduce patients' fear and anxiety. If you're afraid, anxious, or apprehensive, let your dentist at Pearly Whites Family Dentistry know; he or she will choose the right form of dental sedation for you. Call us at (503) 585-4282 for an appointment.