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Dr. William E. Virtue DDS, NMDRating : 5
I wanted to take a minute to let you know how pleased I was with my overall experience at Virtue Dental Care. I cannot say enough about the staff that I came in contact with during my visits there. Everyone was very attentive and pleasant. You have taken extra care to see that the facility is nicely decorated, inviting and comfortable. I especially liked the back massager and the eye pillows. During one of my visits, I was so relaxed that I actually dozed off during the procedure! Of course, that could probably also be attributed to the laughing gas, I’m sure! I also think the flower is a nice personal touch. Overall, my experience was most pleasant and a far cry from my past experiences elsewhere. Oh, and I am so happy with my mercury-free mouth! Thank you!
~ Winston-Salem, NC
Sedation DentistryIf you or someone you know, finds going to the dentist one of the last things they would think to do, then they could be a good candidate for a very easy and successful technique. We are talking about conscious sedation.
The idea of going to the dentist is enough to keep most patients from visiting. However, with oral conscious sedation, patients can obtain cosmetic and general dentistry services without feeling frightened or nervous.
Oral conscious sedation utilizes medication that is prescribed to patients to relax and calm them. It is given to them before their appointments and should be taken approximately one hour beforehand. Then, the patient arranges for transportation to their appointment, and will arrive conscious but very comfortable and calm. Patients will be awake during their dental appointment, and will be able to answer Dr. Virtue and the dental hygienist when questions are asked.
After an appointment with oral conscious sedation, patients are transported home to rest. When they wake up, they are likely to have no recollection of their appointment whatsoever. This makes sedation dentistry a wonderful way for patients who have dental anxieties to get the dental treatments they need.
Patients who have mild fears of the dentist may benefit from traditional nitrous oxide. This is administered to patients via the nose as a gas, which brings about immediate relaxation. Those who have nitrous oxide sedation often relate the experience to feeling as though they have had a couple of glasses of wine. Nitrous oxide is also used for patients who have strong gag reflexes or need extended treatment time.
Dr. Virtue has performed this technique for years and it has literally changed the lives of many of his patients. To get more information about conscious sedation dentistry and learn how it can help you or a loved one get the crucial dental care you need without all the fear and anxiety, call our office at (336) 600-1179 today.