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27055 zip code dentist describes sedation dentistry

Dr Virtue of Virtue Dental Care, is a general and cosmetic dentist who provides methods of sedation to help patients in the 27055 zip code and surrounding areas to enjoy a more positive experience at the dental office. It is common for patients of all ages to feel anxious or apprehensive about visiting the dentist. Some patients have had negative experiences that make them nervous about seeing a dental professional. Others have strong gag reflexes and have difficulty with others in their “personal space.” Dr. Virtue offers sedation methods to relax patients and allow them to relax during the process instead of fearing it.

There are two types of sedation offered by Dr. Virtue, nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation. Both are effective in addressing anxieties.

Nitrous Oxide

Also referred to as “laughing gas,” nitrous oxide can reduce anxiety almost immediately. It is administered through the nose with a mask as patients breathe in and out. It can relax them to the point where they may become euphoric. It has a similar effect on adults as a few glasses of wine may. Nitrous oxide can also help with pain reduction. Patients who receive nitrous oxide during their appointment are able to drive themselves home.

Oral Conscious Sedation

Another method of sedation available at Virtue Dental Care is oral conscious sedation. For this method, the dentist prescribes medication in advance of the appointment. Patients take this medication by mouth approximately one hour before their visit, and arrange for transportation to and from the dental office. During the appointment, patients are coherent and conscious. They are able to follow instructions and answer questions. However, once they have gone home to rest, they wake up without being able to recall much, if any, of their appointment. This is a wonderful arrangement to get patients to the dental practice for much-needed dental treatments, as well as for those who need to undergo several procedures in a single appointment.

 

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Dr. Virtue and all his staff are wonderful! I have always gotten great care and have always be treated kindly by everyone there!! I highly recommend Dr. Virtue to anyone who has ever had a bad experience or who has a fear of dentist because he will wipe all of that away with one visit!! I know because I used to be someone who was afraid to go to a dentist due to bad experiences until Dr.Virtue!! Dr. Virtue and his staff make you feel at home and when you walk into his office it feels like you're going to visit good friends instead of going to see the dentist!!! They never make you feel like you are a bad person if you can't get dental care on time and work with you to make sure that you can get the care you need as soon as possible!! Can't say enough great things about them!! Thanks Dr. Virtue and staff for all the wonderful care you have given me over the years!!
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Virtue Dental Care is committed to ensuring that Yadkinville, NC patients have healthy teeth and healthy bodies. We follow biological dentistry principles, offering general, cosmetic, and mercury-free dentistry. The latest techniques and technologies, personalized care, and a comfortable and environmentally responsible practice are our hallmarks.

Our office was established in 1979 by Dr. William Virtue, DDS, AGD, FIAOMT, DNM, who was trained in dentistry at Indiana University. His achievements include Past President of the IAOMT and Forum for Contemporary Dental Esthetics. Dr. Mary Katherine Taylor, DDS, ADA, NCDS, AIAOMT graduated from Wake Forest University and earned her dental degree from UNC-Chapel Hill School of Dentistry. Both of our doctors go above and beyond in continuing education to provide top service to our patients.