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Methods of sedation at Yadkinville area dentistry practice

Many adults have anxieties when it comes to seeing their dentist for a simple cleaning or an extensive treatment. It is common, and dentists such as Dr. Virtue of Yadkinville wants to make sure every patient who visits his practice is comfortable and at ease. Using sedation dentistry, patients can visit Virtue Dental Care and have a positive experience every time.

Using methods of sedation, Dr. Virtue and his team can help patients reduce fears and anxieties that surround a simple visit to the dental practice. One of two options may be selected for patients, nitrous oxide, or oral conscious sedation.

Nitrous Oxide

Also known as “laughing gas,” nitrous oxide can assist patients in feeling relaxed while resting in the dental chair for their treatment. It is administered via the nose through a special mask; the gas can relax patients almost immediately. Patients are conscious during their treatment and awake, but may become sleepy or giddy. They can answer questions and address the dentist when necessary. This is the perfect solution for patients with minor anxieties, and can help patients who have very strong gag reflexes or who will be in the dentist’s chair for extended treatments.

Oral Conscious Sedation

Patients who choose oral conscious sedation are required to speak to their dentist about this method well before their appointment. Patients take an oral medication that is prescribed to them before their visit, approximately one hour prior to when they need to arrive at the dental office. They must arrange transportation to and from their home. Patients are awake and conscious during their treatment, and can follow instructions and answer questions. They can even take a trip to the bathroom without assistance during their visit. However, once they have returned home and have rested and the sedation has worn off, they will awaken with little to no recollection of their visit.

Dr. Virtue of Virtue Dental Care is happy to provide patients with reliable options when it comes to sedatives to help them get the dental care they need and deserve. Patients interested in learning more about sedation dentistry can speak to the team at his practice and schedule an initial visit to discuss with Dr. Virtue the benefits they can enjoy with stress-free dental treatments!

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.