You are not alone if you find going to the dentist to be an anxiety inducing experience. Most of us (even dentists) have a natural bit of trepidation about getting teeth cleaned, going in for a filling, root canal procedure, crown, or any treatment that might involve discomfort. Unfortunately, putting off the dentist can only make your dental issues much more severe. The best idea is to nip your problems in the bud. Pella, IA dentist, Dr. Jeffrey Allen, and our entire team at Allen Family Dentistry are all dedicated to going the extra mile to offer patients a calm, soothing, and relaxing environment, no matter what their dental needs.
Oraqix for Avoiding Injections
Many people are most concerned with the idea of getting anesthesia injected before a procedure. Perhaps they’ve had a bad experience in the past, or they have just always had an overwhelming fear of shots. No matter what the reason, we may have a solution. Oraqix is a topical anesthetic that can replace the traditional local anesthesia injection for some patients (depending upon the procedure needed). Ask us about this option, and you may be able to have a completely worry-free experience at your Pella, IA dentist office.
Dental Appointments that Are a Laughing Matter
You have most likely heard of “laughing gas,” also known as nitrous oxide. Laughing gas is a funny (no pun intended) name for this compound, because most people don’t actually feel like chuckling as a result of exposure. Rather, nitrous oxide can make your dental visits so relaxed and comfortable that you find yourself looking forward to the next appointment.
Nitrous oxide is inhaled through a small mask that covers your nose. The gas will affect you almost immediately, with a warm, calm feeling sweeping over you. Concerns and anxiety will be replaced by happiness, and less physical sensitivity so that you don’t feel uncomfortable with the procedure at hand. This is a safe enhancement that will not give you any lasting effects. Most patients are able to resume normal activity immediately following their procedure.
Comfortable Dentistry in Pella, IA
Your Pella, IA dentist provides comfortable dental care to patients of all ages. Contact our 50219 dentist office to schedule a checkup and cleaning, restoration consultation, or second-opinion visit. We are located on the west side of the historic town square in Pella, IA. Please see the map for directions.