It’s normal to be a little anxious about your impending dental appointment. Paralyzing fear, however, is not normal, and may keep you from getting urgent care or regular maintenance. At Precise Dental of Houston, you have no reason to be afraid of the dentist. Dr. Crouse is known for her excellent chair side manner and gentle hand, making patients feel at ease immediately.
Your dentist in Houston has also invested in cutting-edge tools and the latest pain-management techniques to make procedures faster, pain-free and even more comfortable. We make sure that you are completely relaxed before any procedure and that your experience is always pleasant.
Modern dentistry has made dental procedures more comfortable. Dr. Crouse uses different types of medications to eliminate discomfort and relieve fear and anxiety.
Most dental procedures are performed under local anesthesia, including fillings and veneer application. Anesthetic can be applied topically to the skin or injected into the target site. If needles bother you, Dr. Crouse can apply topical anesthetic before the local so you won’t feel anything at all.
Common pain relievers like ibuprofen and aspirin relieves any post-op discomfort or pain. These analgesics are usually prescribed after procedures like root canals.
Your Houston, TX dentist offers sedatives to help anxious or fearful patients relax. Sedatives can be inhaled liked nitrous oxide, taken orally like Halcion or injected straight into a vein. The method and type of sedative used depends on factors like your level of anxiety and tolerance for discomfort.
Instead of drills, we use air abrasion technology to remove decayed parts of the tooth during dental bonding and application of composite (tooth-colored) fillings. You won’t hear any high-pitch whirrs or feel heavy pressure; the device gently blasts away decay with very small aluminum oxide particles.