Do you avoid the dentist our if dental anxiety and fear? Does thinking about the dentist prevent you from getting the dental care you need?
Too many patients avoid dental care due to fear of the dentist. Dental anxiety prevents patients from receiving preventive dental care increasing their chance of developing advanced dental concerns that require complex restorative treatments. At our Washington DC dentist office, we provide sedation dentistry and first class amenities to help our patients feel as comfortable as possible. Dr. Andrew Cobb and our entire dental care team are dedicated to providing compassionate dental care, always taking the extra step to ensure our patients are well informed and prepared for any needed dental treatment.
First Class Amenities
Many patients attest that a visit to Dr. Cobb is unlike any other trip to the dentist. Our dental care team provides first class amenities to make your visit as comfortable as possible. With comfortable chairs in a warm and welcoming office, we offer entertainment to take your mind off of your dental treatments. While you sit back and relax, Dr. Cobb will provide you with quality dental care.
- Hi-Resolution Video Glasses
- Bose Noise Canceling Headphones
- iPads and iPods with access to thousands of videos from Netflix and an endless library of music from Pandora
- Warm Towels
Sedation Dentistry in Washington, DC
For patients with severe dental anxiety or in need of complex restorative procedures, Dr. Cobb may recommend a conscious sedation option. The type of sedation dentistry you receive will be determined by your oral and overall health, as well as your personal needs and concerns. Dr. Cobb will spend time explaining the sedation options so that you are able to make an informed decision that will best suit you. We offer two types of conscious dental sedation options.
Oral Conscious Sedation: Taken in pill form, oral conscious sedation will allow you to feel completely relaxed and calm while remaining awake and alert during treatment. Many patients report not remembering any of their treatment while using oral conscious sedation. This form of sedation dentistry also allows Dr. Cobb to preform multiple treatments in one sitting saving you time, stress and money. While safe and effective, oral conscious sedation may take several hours to wear off and it is required that you have a ride home after treatment.
Nitrous Oxide: Nitrous oxide is taken in gas form. Nitrous oxide works immediately and wears off right after treatment. It is sometimes called “laughing gas”. It can make you feel groggy, significantly calms you, and makes you feel happy. You will be be able to drive yourself home after your procedure.
Schedule A Consultation
If it has been several years since you visited the dentist due to dental anxiety, contact our Washington, DC dentist office. Our professional dental care team is compassionate and understanding of all patients needs and concerns. We are happy to work with you to find the best way to calm your anxiety so you may enjoy your optimal oral health.