All that is good begins with a SMILE.
When you visit our office, your smile is our top priority. Our entire team is dedicated to providing you with the personalized, gentle care that you deserve.
Part of our commitment to serving our patients includes providing information that helps them to make more informed decisions about their oral health needs. This website is a resource we hope you’ll find both useful and interesting.
We also encourage you to visit our patient education videos which provide valuable information on dental procedures and treatment options.
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- New Patient Exams
- Brushing & Flossing
- Teeth Whitening
- Crowns & Bridges
- Composite Fillings
- Root Canal Therapy
- Wisdom Teeth
- and more...
Patients who feel anxious when they are at the dental office find that sedation helps ease. Many dental offices do not offer sedation and are very happy when they find out that we do!
Our two types of sedation Dr. Tucker offers are Nitrous Oxide and Conscious Sedation.
Nitrous Oxide is a breath by breath gas that you breathe through your nose. This will make you feel relaxed and bring you to your "happy place" so you dont care as much about being at the dentist. Patients love Nitrous because they can drive themselves to and from the dental office. As soon as the Nitrous is shut off and you breathe pure oxygen you will feel like yourself again. We try to schedule our Nitrous patients first thing in the morning since you can not have anything to eat or drink 4 hours before your appointment.
Conscious Sedation is more intense than Nitrous Oxide. Dr. Tucker will prescribe you a Valium to take the night before your appointment followed by giving you a dose of Halcion (sleeping pill) that suits your height and weight when you come in for your dental visit. We also offer nitrous to boost the sedation if needed. Conscious sedation makes you less aware of whats going on and even less anxious about being at the dental office. Unlike Nitrous, You will need someone to drive you to your appointment and pick you up. You are not allowed to drive yourself. Once you take the Valium the night before, you are not to have anything to eat or drink until after your procedure. Patients like conscious sedation because they feel calm and sleepy but are still able to listen to commands (like keeping your mouth open).
With both types of sedation, we will give you or your driver an instruction sheet on what you should do before and after your visit incase you forget and also a medication sheet