Are you anxious of going to the dentist? At Robert L. Wheless, DDS, we do our best to care for all patients, including those with dental anxiety. We suggest sedation dentistry as a solution to your anxiety. Our team makes it easy to reach a beautiful new smile in just a few sedation sessions.
Sedation dentistry is the most common way to address a patient's dental anxiety. Sedation is an easy, fast, and pain-free experience. No needles and no drills are required! And best of all, you won't even remember your time in the dental chair. You will be conscious for patient safety and communication, but after you wake up, you will not remember any of the procedures performed.
There are several forms of sedation dentistry, such as nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas. Often dentists combine several sedation methods for the best patient experience possible. This often means combining local anesthetic in the mouth with laughing gas. Mixing two forms of sedation dentistry is completely safe and can help patients recover faster.
Almost any dental procedure can be done under sedation! It's an anxiety-free, pain-free choice.
With Invisalign®, patients can enjoy a straighter smile without the maintenance and pain of braces. Invisalign® is a nearly invisible, plastic, computer-designed mouthguard that the patient wears every day. The mouthguard pushes your teeth towards their ideal alignment, all without any wires or metal!
The treatment time for Invisalign® varies from patient to patient. Most patients will see results in 9-15 months. Throughout the treatment process, patients must swap out their old aligners for newer ones. Expect to change your aligners about 18-30 times.
If you want to straighten your teeth but don't want to go through the hassle of getting braces, then contact us! Our dental clinic is certified to provide Invisalign® techniques.
When you visit Robert L. Wheless, DDS for the first time, we'll provide a thorough dental examination so our hygienist can measure the state of your oral health. If we see problems, then we'll formulate a preventative plan together. Our regular checkups include: