300 Hickman Road, Suite 201
Charlottesville, VA 22911
2700 Hydraulic Road
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Dr. Joseph M. McIntyre, D.D.S.
115 Oakwood Drive
Bridgewater, VA, 22812
1616 Apperson Drive
Salem, VA, 24153
C/O Dr. Steven Johnson
4322 Ravensworth Rd.
Annandale, VA, 22003
Dr. David K. Foster, D.D.S.
609 Lynnhaven Parkway
Virginia Beach, VA, 23452
If you are afraid to go to the dentist, relax! Sedation dentistry and a trained sedation dentist can change your life for the better with a light sedative!
You can have the beautiful smile and the good dental health you've always wanted with sedation dentistry. Ask your dentist about more benefits of conscious sedation.
Imagine being able to smile with confidence and chew your food without pain. A sedation dentist and conscious sedation dentistry makes it possible to be totally relaxed during your dental treatment.
You won't feel any discomfort and likely won't remember the treatment itself. Because you'll be completely comfortable, your sedation dentist can do many dental care procedures during the same visit, including:
Best of all, you'll probably only need one or two appointments with a dentist using sedation dentistry. So in hours you can start enjoying the confidence that comes with a bright new smile and good dental health.
Plus sedation dentistry is safe. Before your sedation dentist begins work, he or she will thoroughly review your medical history, and then monitor you closely during your conscious sedation dental treatment.
What do you want from your relationship with your dentist? Oftentimes, this question is answered when there is a dental problem or emergency requiring immediate attention. There is a different approach to your relationship with your dentist that relates to your own needs and dental health.
This approach is designed to help you create the kind of experiences you want with your dentist. You have a choice about this relationship and how it can support and assist you in your life. It begins with the simple question stated at the beginning of this article: What do you want from your relationship with your dentist?
The answer to this question can take many forms. For some people it may mean having a lot of information about their dental health and future. They seek facts to know they are making good, informed decisions. Others may want a friendly relationship in which openness and communication are valued.
They want information but, more importantly, they want to know they are important to the dentist and the dental team. Some individuals want minimal information and discussion -- just the facts and the solutions to take care of any problem.
We all have different wants in our relationships with health professionals such as dentists. Here are four tips to assist you in deciding what you want in your relationship with your dentist:
Each person looks for different things in their relationships. It is your responsibility to determine what you want and look for that in the relationship with your dentist. The answers to the questions above will tell you something about this.
The next step is communicating what you want so that you are understood. Only you know when someone else understands you. Here are four tips to assist you in this communication process:
Communicating what you want is important to your dentist for it is the best way for him or her to plan for the optimal dental health for you.
By Brian DesRoches, PhD