Sadist Dentist resized 600With Hollywood’s perception of dental professionals it is easy to be fearful of going to the dentist.  The famous Bill Cosby skit about a painful visit to the dentist or movies such as “The Dentist” or “Ghost Town”, are what some patients think of when coming to an appointment. Even the upcoming T.V. show Glee will have a new character that is portraying a dentist. With some of the bad publicity dentists’ get We’d like to a shine light on the reality of a dental visit at Legacy Dental. Below are just some of the many ways we keep our patients anxiety free for dental procedures.

Oral Sedation: Anxiety and fear are easily overcome with safe and effective oral sedation. The prescription is taken before or at the beginning of you appointment. 

IV Sedation: IV sedation is done by certified dental anesthesiologists.

Quieter Electric Handpiece (Drill): Gone is the loud whine of the drill. Plus greater accuracy and shorter procedure time are additional advantages of latest technology from Germany.

Diagnodent Laser: This laser is used for accurate early cavity detection.

Intraoral Camera: A small camera that lets both patient and doctor see better. Seeing what the dentist sees gives our patients more information about their mouths. More information makes for better treatment decisions.

The Wand for more comfortable local anesthetic: The most comfortable local anesthetic ever. The WAND has replaced the traditional syringe. Computerized, it delivers the anesthetic in the most gentle way, making the experience imperceptible by most patients.

Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas): Nitrous Oxide is a gas that is breathed which will help a person feel more relaxed during the dental procedure. It can be given without any after effects and is given at no extra cost in our dental practice.

TV, Movie, or Music during procedure: Through the technology of Apple TV one can listen to music or watch T.V. or Movie while their procedure is being done.

CariFree: We can actually help you to be much less likely to ever get another cavity. First we test your mouth for the cavity-causing infection. If present, we treat the infection with antibiotics used in a combination of mouth-rinses and toothpastes.

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Article written by Katie Poulsen, RDH, BS. Katie is a dental hygienist at Legacy Dental in Salt Lake City, Utah.