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Sedation Techniques Ease Dental Phobias and Enhance Patient Experience

Distinctive Dental Services (DDS) has obtained the training and certification required to offer a revolutionary new practice of eliminating anxiety for patients when receiving dental treatment. Conscious Sedation is a safe and simple technique that produces a state of very deep relaxation, eliminating some of the fear, anxiety and worry associated with dental visits.

“Many patients fear the treatment they receive at the dentist and say that this is their primary reason for avoiding appointments,” said Stephen D. Yarbrough, D.D.S. “By removing the discomfort associated with dental procedures, a common source of anxiety in many of our patients, we are promoting a comforting alternative to achieve the best results.”

With a reported 85 million people in the U.S. who are afraid to visit the dentist, Conscious Sedation provides a viable option for receiving proper oral healthcare without the anxiety. DDS is committed to providing the most comfortable dental experience for their patients while also using modern dental techniques such as Conscious Sedation to accommodate patient needs.

The dentists at DDS often use laughing gas that is inhaled through a mask over the patient’s nose. It is mixed with oxygen and is one of the mildest and safest forms of sedation available. The more advanced level of conscious sedation combines laughing gas and other select medications to produce lower levels of consciousness — still allowing the patient to respond to verbal commands.

Conscious Sedation is just one of DDS’ many customer friendly practices. The Wand can also reduce discomfort and make it easier for patients to maintain excellent care of their teeth and gums.

The Wand, a computerized local anesthetic delivery system, addresses the problems of pain and anxiety associated with numbing. The anesthetic delivery is controlled by a micro-processor, giving an optimal flow rate for a comfortable procedure.

“We take the time to get to know our patients and really listen to what they have to say,” said Scott A. Elrod, D.D.S. “Based on our understanding of their apprehensions and concerns, we have implemented the latest technology, equipment and techniques to address them and make the patient experience more comfortable.”

Distinctive Dental Services (DDS) is an established dental practice that serves the greater Lake Jackson community. Founded by Drs. Stephen Yarbrough and Scott Elrod, DDS utilizes state-of-the-art technology to provide patients with the highest quality general and cosmetic dental services in a comfortable and convenient environment. For more information about Distinctive Dental Services, call 979.297.0337.