Many people avoid going to the dentist for years due to their fear and phobia of the dentist for a variety of reasons. If you are one of these people, you must know that new technologies and methods are available which have made dental procedures painless.
Dr. Toubia will initially, evaluate the level of your fear. He is very caring, compassionate, and understanding. As a child, he was a dental phobic and learned to overcome his fear for dentistry, so he understands how you feel.
One of his strengths is his communication skills. He explains all procedures in detail and will walk you through a procedure so you know what to expect beforehand. He quickly develops a level of trust that is the first key to achieve painless dentistry.
Dr. Toubia for years has perfected his techniques by being mindful to make them painless. Primarily in our practice, we do minimal invasive dentistry and Biomemetic dentistry. With these types of dentistry, there are a lot of dental procedures that we can do where we do not remove any tooth structure and try to preserve as much of the tooth as possible. So, there is no drilling or anesthetic used.
In procedures that need tooth preparation or gum procedures, we have many techniques and products that makes our treatment painless. We use topical anesthetics before any dental anesthesia. This helps greatly to minimize the initial sensation of the anesthetic administration. Dental vibe is an instrument we use. It provides gentle vibration to the site of dental anesthetic administration. The vibration overloads the sensory nerve pathways thus you don’t register pain.
For patients who have a fear or phobia of dentistry we provide sedation dentistry.
Sedation is safe and used to help control fear, anxiety and discomfort that may be associated with dental visits
- Nitrous oxide or “laughing gas” is inhaled via a mask placed on your nose. The body does not metabolize it. It leaves you in total control. You can drive to and from your appointment without any effect.
- Oral Sedation usually one pill is take 1 hour before dental appointment. Medication works quickly and has a substantial antianxiety effect. An escort is necessary to bring you to and from your appointment.
- IV conscious Sedation is for patients who have a high level of fear and are phobic or want to do extensive dentistry in as few visits as possible. We have excellent board certified dental or medical anesthesiologist that administer and monitor you during the duration of dental treatment. With this technique you are sleeping and forget parts or the whole procedure. It just makes time fly. You must have an escort to bring you to and from your appointment.
Sedation dentistry is used to improve dental experience and allows you to get back to health. Please make an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Toubia to find out what options are best for you.