SEDATION DENTISTRY AT GENESEE DENTAL
Uncomfortable with visits to the dentist? We can help.
If you're uncomfortable at the dentist, you’re not alone. Most people have some level of dental anxiety, and it’s not uncommon for this anxiety to lead people to postpone or avoid their dental care.
In addition to anxiety, there are many other reasons why people don’t like going to the dentist, including difficulty getting numb, a strong gag reflex, soreness in muscles, and even discomfort in the days following an appointment.
Sedation dentistry can help with all of these problems to make your dental visit easier.
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Leave dental anxiety in the past.
"Simply put...The best Dental office anywhere. Dr. Calos and staff are amazing, they put you at ease and answer all your questions. It's a great experience."
- Stephen Q., Genesee Dental Patient
WE CAN HELP YOU RELAX
We believe strongly that whenever possible, natural approaches to dental care are best, so we generally use sedation dentistry as a last resort. First, we like to help you feel more relaxed at the dental office. Our office is decorated in a relaxing, pleasant fashion. It doesn’t feel like a dentist’s office. We listen to you about the sources of your dental anxiety and work to avoid them. This includes effective communication, explaining procedures to you and checking to make sure you’re okay with them before we proceed.
HOW SEDATION DENTISTRY CAN HELP
Sedation dentistry helps you feel relaxed during a dental appointment. It can help you overcome many common complaints that can make dental visits uncomfortable, including dental anxiety; strong gag reflex; inability to get numb or stay numb; tenseness or soreness in jaw at or after a dentist appointment; inability to sit still for treatment; need to consolidate many treatments into a single visit; as well as other feelings that can make dental appointments unpleasant.
HOW DOES ORAL SEDATION DENTISTRY WORK?
Oral sedation is a simple approach to relaxing at the dentist. All you do is talk to us about the level and source of your anxiety or other concerns and we will determine if oral sedation can help you. Then we will talk about your medical history to make sure oral sedation is right for you. If oral sedation is appropriate, we will write a prescription. If your anxiety keeps you from sleeping the night before, we might prescribe two pills: one that will help you sleep the night before and another for the dental appointment. On the day of your appointment, take the pill shortly before heading in to our office, depending on how long your drive is. You’ll need someone to drive you to and from your appointment, because you will be feeling the effects by the time you reach our office. You’ll be conscious, but relaxed, and you likely won’t remember much about the visit. We will take you back into our comfort room, where you’ll have a blanket to keep you warm and close monitoring to make sure you experience no adverse effects. When your procedure is finished, we’ll make sure you’re recovering properly from sedation before we release you. We’ll tell you about home care and follow-up instructions. We’ll tell them to your driver and give them in writing, too. If you would like to learn how sedation dentistry can help you get the dental care you need or the cosmetic dentistry you desire, schedule an appointment now.
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ABOUT GENESEE DENTAL
A standard of excellence in personalized dental care enables us to provide the quality dental services our patients deserve. We provide comprehensive treatment planning and use restorative and cosmetic dentistry to achieve your optimal dental health. Should a dental emergency occur, we make every effort to see and care for you as soon as possible.
EDUCATION & PREVENTION
As a practice, we are true believers that preventative care and education are the keys to optimal dental health. We strive to provide “dental health care” vs. “disease care”. That’s why we focus on thorough exams – checking the overall health of your teeth and gums, performing oral cancer exams, and taking x-rays when necessary. We also know that routine cleanings, flossing, sealants, and fluoride are all helpful in preventing dental disease. Not only are we focused on the beauty of your smile, we’re also concerned about your health. A review of your medical history can help us stay informed of your overall health, any new medications, and any illnesses that may impact your dental health.
Infection control in our office is also very important to us. To protect our patients and ourselves, we strictly maintain sterilization and cross contamination processes using standards recommended by the American Dental Association (ADA), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
TRAINING & EXPERTISE
As your dental health professionals, we want you to be confident knowing that we are a team of highly trained and skilled clinicians. We pride ourselves in providing the care you need to keep your smile healthy. To give you the best possible service and results, we are committed to continual education and learning. We attend dental lectures, meetings, and dental conventions to stay informed of new techniques, the latest products, and the newest equipment that a modern dental office can utilize to provide state-of-the-art dental care. Also, being members of various professional dental associations helps us to stay abreast of the changes and recommendations for our profession.
A POSITIVE EXPERIENCE
Building a foundation of trust by treating our patients as special individuals is vital to our success. We understand how uneasy some patients may feel about their dental visits, and how we can make a difference in providing a relaxing and positive experience. Our entire team is dedicated to providing you with excellent, personalized care and service to make your visits as comfortable and pleasant as possible. We thank you for allowing us to take care of your dental needs and look forward to serving you.