Questions About Sedation Dentistry

Lake Oswego Dentist Serving Portland, & Nearby West Linn, OR

Is there anything you can do about my anxiety when going to the dentist?

The short answer is yes. We understand that for many people the mere thought of going to the dentist provokes anxiety. That's why we offer a variety of options to help alleviate your apprehension. The minute you step into our office, you'll notice a sense of ease and peace that invites you to relax. From soothing music to soft colors, we've designed our office to be a space that has your comfort in mind. In addition, we offer a range of sedatives to help calm your nerves.

Portland Sedation Dentist Dr. Wendling understands your concerns because her original experience with dentists provoked anxiety. That's why she takes extra care to make sure that you have a pleasant experience. You can relax in our comfortable chairs with warm scented neck pillow while enjoying the view of the beautiful Willamette River. You'll feel your anxiety replaced with a sense of safety and assurance that you are in gentle hands.

Does Dr. Wendling offer any form of sedation dentistry to help relax nervous patients?

Anxiety and nervousness about going to the dentist is actually quite common, so it's nothing to be embarrassed about. Over half the population expresses some fear about dentists. This ranges from feeling slightly uncomfortable to out-and-out terror. Dr. Wendling and her team understand this. That's why we offer a wide variety of options, such as anesthetic, sedatives, and nitrous oxide to help you cope. Sedation dentistry is a way in which we can keep you comfortable and minimize your nervousness.

Are dental implants painful?

Dr. Wendling and her team truly believe that going to the dentist shouldn't hurt. Therefore, all procedures are done under anesthesia. The type of local anesthetic that we use will numb your gum tissue and teeth so that any discomfort is alleviated. While healing, we offer a broad spectrum of medications to ensure that your healing journey is virtually pain free.

I don't have a ride home after my surgery. What should I do?

We recognize that people have busy lives, and it's not always easy to rely on friends and family for transportation. If you desire sedation for your dental procedures you shouldn't drive afterwards. We offer transportation to and from our office. Our Towncar Service is an added amenity that allows us to treat you with style.

To learn more about sedation dentistry, please call our sedation dentistry office to schedule your appointment. Our team will do everything we can to ensure a pleasant experience.

Portland Cosmetic Dentist

17437 Boones Ferry Road Suite 400
Lake Oswego, Oregon 97035