Salutations Eugene! Welcome back to another edition of the dental health blog of Eugene Family Dental. We hope this winter season is treating you well, and that your Thanksgiving preparations are going smoothly. It can certainly be easy to feel stressed out this time of the year. There’s the crowds on Black Friday, holiday shopping in general, and all the things you have to cook.
In all the stress and moving parts of the holiday season, it can be easy to neglect your oral health care. At Eugene Family Dental in Eugene, OR, we strive to provide an office environment that’s completely free of stress and anxiety.
We also offer a range of treatments which can help make your Thanksgiving enjoyable and free of dental pain, which we’ve detailed in our last few posts. If you have a missing tooth, or even several of them, we can get you set up with dental implants to replace the missing teeth. We can brighten your smile with Zoom! Professional Teeth Whitening to get you ready for all your memorable holiday photos. If you are suffering from a painful toothache, we can save the day and Thanksgiving with dental restorations such as tooth-colored filings and dental crowns.
But there’s one important aspect of dentistry that often gets overlooked by dentists: dental phobia. Millions of Americans avoid dental work; not because they can’t afford it, or because it’s not available to them. They avoid the dentist because they are afraid or feel anxiety at the thought of dentists. At Eugene Family Dental in Eugene, OR, we offer anxiety-free dental work and sedation dentistry.
We begin by offering a relaxing environment where you can free yourself from all of your holiday stresses. We have treated countless patients who feel some sort of anxiety or dental phobia, so we are experienced at meeting your needs. Our staff is specially-trained and proves themselves on being calm, compassionate, and reassuring. You won’t ever have to be frustrated due to fear, anxiety or stress.
Our comfortable and modern office is designed to make you feel at home. The comfort begins from the moment you walk into our lobby, we have a beverage bar and a comfortable seating area in our waiting room. Plus, free WIFI! During your procedure, we’re happy to provide you with a blanket or even a heated neck pillow. Our operatory rooms also contain televisions mounted in the ceilings, so you can watch a movie during your treatment. We can even schedule longer appointments to give you time to relax and answer any questions you may have.
We also offer sedation dentistry options for patients who feel anxious or fearful about their appointment. These options are a surefire way to ensure that you have a relaxing and completely stress-free appointment. We offer both nitrous oxide sedation (laughing gas) and oral sedation. Both of these options are available for all our treatments, depending on your level of anxiety, fear, or stress,
Laughing gas is the most popular choice for sedation dentistry. Laughing gas is a mixture of nitrous oxide and oxygen which you breathe in through a comfortable nose-piece. You may laugh or feel a bit giggly from this form of sedation dentistry, hence the name. Feeling almost like a ‘happy drunk’ you’ll be completely alert and able to respond to questions, but feel super relaxed and calm. The effects are completely temporary, and wear off immediately after the procedure.
Our other choice for sedation dentistry is oral sedation. Oral sedation is provided as a prescription pill; we prescribe you a single dose of Valium to take before your appointment. Within an hour, you’ll be in a relaxed state and may even fall asleep. This is a stronger form of sedation than laughing gas, and the effects tend to last longer. As a result, you will need someone to drive you home after your appointment. This is great choice for patients with bad gag reflexes, longer procedures, or high levels of anxiety.
Make An Appointment
This holiday season, you don’t need to stress out about your dental care. At Eugene Family Dental in Eugene, OR, we offer a stress-free zone for you to escape from your holiday stress, Make an appointment today by calling us at 541-719-8260.
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