Nitrous Oxide is a sweet-smelling, non-irritating, colorless gas that you can breathe in. Nitrous Oxide has been the primary means of sedation in dentistry for many years. Nitrous oxide is very safe. The patient receives 50-70% oxygen with no less than 30% nitrous oxide. The patient is able to breathe on their own and remain in control of all bodily functions. The patient may experience mild amnesia and may fall asleep, not remembering all of what happened during their appointment.
Infection controls and universal precautions protect clients and staff alike. Everyone benefits from rigorous infection control you: your dentist, and the dental team. The cornerstone in a good and safe dental practice is the element of trust. You should feel free to discuss this topic with any team member, and receive a straightforward answer. Dr. Fawcett and our entire team follow procedures recommended by several federal agencies: the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), as well as several hours of continuing education to stay current with new information.These
Bonding is an alternative to veneers and can be used as a restorative procedure for teeth that are chipped, cracked, discolored or out of line. The tooth is prepared for the procedure by lightly etching the surface and applying a bonding liquid. Once the liquid sets, a plastic resin is applied and sculpted into the desired shape by the dentist. Once set, the resin is trimmed, smoothed and polished to a natural appearance. The bonding procedure can often be completed in a single office visit, and can improve the appearance of a tooth significantly.
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