We know that many folks have had a run-in with a less than kind dentist in the past, or have experienced more pain during a dental procedure than should have been allowed. While we can not undo what has already happened, we can make sure that nothing but positive interactions occur at our Mobile, AL dentist’s office. Dr. Whatley wants you (and every other patient) to be 100% comfortable with us and to feel right at home in our space. That’s why we provide a welcoming environment staffed by friendly faces that know you by name. But that’s not all we do. You see, for anyone who’s conditioned fear of the dentist has turned into full-blown dental anxiety, it is harder than anyone on the outside knows to actually pick up the phone and schedule a dental appointment. If that sounds like you, don’t worry, Dr. Whatley has invested in the tools and training to be able offer two levels of sedation dentistry. That means, you can come get the high-quality dental care you deserve without any pain or discomfort whatsoever. Keep reading to hear all about what we can do for you, and then be sure to contact Alabama Family Dentistry ASAP!
Why It Matters
Oral health is important. Something like gum disease or oral cancer can quickly turn into a major ordeal if you don’t have a team of professionals looking after you. That’s why you will want to come see us every 6 months, at least. That way, we can keep your mouth clean, your smile looking great, and we’ll also be able to detect anything that seems amiss while it is still early enough to use conservative methods.
N2O is a milder, though fast-acting method of dental sedation. It is a simple process: you just breathe in through a mask, and you will inhale nitrous oxide (aka laughing gas). Soon you will be overcome with a feeling of euphoria, and you will relax your fears enough to get the services you scheduled. Once we turn it off, you will be ready to go on with your life in a matter of minutes. It is also suitable for patients of all ages.
Oral Sedation is a stronger form of sedation dentistry, one that Dr. Whatley has much experience administering. Here’s the deal: an hour or so before your appointment, you will just need to take a pill containing anti-anxiety medication. Its effects can last for a few hours, even beyond your procedure, so be sure to get a ride home!
Learn More, Get Started!
We hope that you have been inspired to let us look after your oral health. All you have to do is call 251-241-0890 or contact our dentist’s office in Mobile, AL online. We can’t wait to get to work on your smile!