Comfort & IV Sedation
Helping you overcome fear of the dentist
The moment you walk into Drs. Sheldon, Sheldon, and Furtado office our pleasant, tranquil atmosphere will start to relax you. We offer gentle dental care and do an excellent job of putting even the most fearful patients at ease.
We can help you to relax and get the dentistry you need in comfort, even if you have experienced painful dental treatment elsewhere in the past. We have over three decades of experience working with people who fear visiting the dentist.
Offering extremely comfortable injections
It’s estimated that millions of Americans avoid the dentist because of a fear of needles. That’s why our doctors go out of their way to give injections that are virtually pain-free. We start by using short needles and a special topical anesthetic that is fantastic at getting the surface tissue numb before the injection, even on the most sensitive patient.
Next, we give a short, one-second preliminary injection that numbs the area. We then wait for that one-second injection to "take." Once that area is numb, we can do the remaining injections with almost no sensation. We get frequent compliments on our gentle injection techniques.
IV Sedation—very safe, more effective & more predictable
Dr. Sheldon typically uses IV sedation for major dental work like full-mouth reconstruction and multiple extractions. It can also be used for very nervous patients.
IV sedation is a sedative medication that is directly put into your bloodstream. By using an IV, Dr. Sheldon has more control over how much of the sedation is entering into your system. He can control it little by little to get the effect needed.
Dr. Sheldon is IV sedation trained in two residencies and has two assistants who are trained in IV therapy. Dr. Sheldon also has a medical anesthesiologist, who is both a dentist and a medical doctor, available for the longer and deeper sedation cases.
Relax, your smile is in caring handsYour comfort is very important to us. No matter which treatment you come in for, we want to make your trip to the dentist as comfortable and pleasant as possible! Our friendly, professional staff is very competent and understanding. If you have any anxiety or fear, we can help you.
We are here to give you soothing, gentle care. That’s why we offer:
- Comfortable ergonomic dental chairs
- Blankets to keep you warm
- Hot towels after completion of cleanings
- Minimally invasive surgical techniques
- Noninvasive advanced diagnostics
- Gentle ultrasonic cleanings
- Gentle IV sedation dentistry
- A medical anesthesiologist for general anesthesia