Expect Comfort At Every Visit

Posted on May 01, 2014 by William J. Claiborne, DDS MS

When most people think of dentistry, ‘comfort’ is not usually a word that comes to mind. Yet, our patients compliment us frequently on the level of comfort we provide.

Although we offer Oral Sedation for fearful patients or those having lengthy procedures, it is my belief that a gentle touch and communication with the patient enhances their comfort level regardless of sedation with their treatment.

Numbing medications begin with a swab placed on the area for injection. This has a numbing solution on it and removes the ‘stick’ you typically expect. Going slow with the needle and administering novocain at a slow pace helps avoid those jolts that can result otherwise.

We also communicate with patients who are not sedated throughout the procedure. We find patients are more at ease when they know what is being done. We also reassure patients that, at any time during the process, they can signal that they are experiencing discomfort or need a break.

Typically, after one appointment, patients who were once fearful or dreaded dental procedures realize they are in good hands! If fear or anxiety is an issue for you, begin with a Consultation. During this time, we’ll discuss options that are appropriate for your specific needs. Call (828) 274-9440 to speak with a friendly staff member.

Recent Posts