This holiday season, there’s a surprising place where you can find a bit of peace and tranquility: the dentist’s office. We know what you’re thinking – how could that be?! The answer lies in the sedation dentistry techniques we practice at the Plano Smile Studio in Plano, TX. In today’s post of our dental health blog we’re going to tell you a little bit more about these services.

We find this to be an important topic for this type of year. You’re likely to face at least a little bit of stress around Thanksgiving. (Perhaps a lot of stress if you’re in-laws are planning on coming over.) There’s so much going on. You have to plan and prepare an extremely elaborate meal; then’s there’s all the Christmas shopping you have to start worrying about. Will you deal with the Black Friday crowds? Plus, you’re going to be a round your family a lot; no matter how much you love them, that can still be trying.

About the only thing that could make that worse is a toothache. But toothaches aren’t something you should ignore; toothaches are a signal from your brain that there’s something wrong with your tooth. Every year, Americans will put off needed dental work because they have some sort of fear or anxiety related to visiting the dentist’s office. That can only make matters worse; a small cavity today can mean a root canal next month. A root canal today can mean the removal of a tooth next week.

At the Plano Smile Studio in Plano, TX, we are specially equipped to handle nervous and fearful patients. We have a spa-like atmosphere that helps to induce relaxation in our patients. We also give them peace of mind my following the highest standards possible in sterilization and infection control. We even offer sedation dentistry in the form of a prescription sedative.

Sterilization and Infection Control Standards

We want all our patients to not only have peace of mind, but also be healthy. For that reason, we practice the most stringent sterilization and infection control standards possible in dentistry. All our staff members who assist during a procedure wear gloves, masks, and protective eyewear when necessary, We also practice good hygiene by throughly washing our hands before and after each procedure; we also use only fresh, new gloves for each patient.

All of the equipment in our treatment rooms in handed with respect and kept sanitary. We always sterilize our dental instruments after every single procedure. We clean, and then disinfect all of the surfaces and equipment in our procedure rooms. When we have waste, we take great measures to deal with it properly. We only use sterile water in our treatment rooms; our water lines are even disinfected on a daily basis.

Oral Sedation Dentistry

If you are nervous or fearful about your appointment, we can definitely help. We practice a technique called oral sedation dentistry. If requested, we can prescribe you a mild sedative to take before your procedure. You simply take this pill about a half hour before your treatment. When the pill kicks in, you will feel calm and extremely relaxed. Many of our patients even fall asleep; almost all of them don’t remember their procedure afterwards.

Sedation dentistry is also an important tool because it can help us complete lengthier treatments in one sitting. Before if you needed a lengthier procedure or even several procedures performed, we would have to schedule you for several appointments. With oral sedation you feel so relaxed that we can complete several different treatments at the same time. This is a great option if you need to have several treatments performed, like with a smile make-over.

Make An Appointment

Don’t let a toothache keep you from missing a beat this holiday season. Keep being lightning on your feet by scheduling an appointment at the Plano Smile Studio in Plano, TX. Even if you are nervous or anxious about visiting the office, contact us for a consultation. We can answer any questions you may have, and describe every step of your procedure to you. We can also evaluate if oral sedation dentistry is the right choice of you and your needs. So what are you waiting for? Shake it off and schedule an appointment at our comfortable and modern office by calling at 972-398-2550.