At Dentistry of the Oaks, we aim to provide the highest-quality patient experience possible. This means ensuring that all of our patients, of every age, feel comfortable and safe each time they visit. We offer a variety of services to meet this standard.
We understand that many people feel some anxiety towards the dentist office. While we hope to eventually change that attitude, we do offer sedation dentistry to make nervous patients feel more at ease. This includes sedation necessary for certain dental procedures, but mainly refers to nitrous oxide, commonly referred to as “laughing gas.” This type of sedation is administered with a mixture of oxygen for the duration of the appointment and produces a calming effect. Though patients are considerably more relaxed under nitrous, they are still able to speak and communicate while receiving it, and its effects wear off almost immediately after it has been flushed out of the system.
Digital x-rays are now an integral part of a dental exam. They are much safer and convenient than traditional x-rays and give dentists a more accurate look at what’s going on in their patients’ mouths. Digital x-rays allow dentists to conduct more thorough exams and provide better care.
When our patients visit Dentistry of the Oaks, they can have confidence that all equipment used in the office is regularly and thoroughly sterilized. Patient safety is of the highest priority for us and, for that reason, we are diligent in our sterilization methods.
Our youngest patients can be our most nervous simply because they don’t know what to expect. But they need the same level of care as adults do in keeping their teeth and gums healthy. Our staff is professional, but friendly, and create an atmosphere where children feel comfortable and welcome, encouraging them to keep returning to the dentist and maintaining their oral health for years to come.