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Comfort Measures

The Wand

The Wand is a computerized anesthetic delivery device that numbs your gums and mouth with very little, if any, discomfort. It allows us to deliver pain medicine exactly where it’s needed, and the medicines used are buffered, so there is no stinging while they are being delivered. Most dental fears stem from pain during anesthetic delivery. You only need to experience The Wand once to let go of that fear forever.

Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous oxide, or “laughing gas”, allows you to feel more comfortable in the dental chair. We monitor you closely, and give you the right dose, so that you can relax and allow time to pass quickly. Nitrous oxide clears out of your system quickly, so once your treatment is complete you are safe to drive yourself home and resume normal activities.

Sedation Dentistry

Sedation dentistry uses relaxation medications, along with numbing medicines, to ensure that you are comfortable and pain-free during your procedure. Medications are given in doses according to your age, level of anxiety, and the expected length of your procedure. Read more about sedation dentistry.