Appointment lengths for our new patients.
- Comprehensive exam, X-rays, and Cleaning: Approx. 1 hour
- Comprehensive exam, X-rays, and Periodontal Disease Treatment (Deep Cleaning): Approx. 2 hours
What to Bring
We know your time is valuable and in order to save time for you. Please be sure to bring the following information along with you to your first office visit:
- Dental Insurance Card
- Photo ID (Driver's License)
- Completed new patient forms
Nitrous oxide (“Laughing Gas”) is one of the most common forms of sedation used in dentistry. The gas can be safely inhaled along with oxygen to create a relaxed sensation. Effects of the gas start within the first few minutes, causing patients to feel calmer and experience warmness throughout the body, or even a tingling in their fingers and toes. As soon as the procedure is complete, the patient is placed back on 100% oxygen for 5 minutes, as the nitrous oxide gas clears their respiratory system.
The weight of a weighted blanket is very close to the weight of the lead apron used on patients while getting x-rays, and for people with sensory integration issues or dental anxiety, they both have the same calming effect. The blanket is draped over your lap to reduce the level of anxiety you would otherwise be feeling during your visit. The serotonin produced by your body with the aid of the weighted blanket will leave you feeling calmer and more relaxed.