Relieving Dental Anxiety

At Family Dental of Spokane Valley, we make your visit to our Spokane Valley, WA dentist office as stress-free as possible.

While Dr. Craig Ellsworth’s relaxed and informative manner is enough to calm most common dental anxiety, we understand that some people are more nervous than others when sitting in the patient chair.

To put you at ease, we offer:

  • Conscious sedation
  • Patient-friendly technology

To find out how stress-free a visit to the dentist can be, call Family Dental of Spokane Valley at 509-850-3217.

Conscious Dental Sedation

Many people find general anesthesia a stressful experience, yet they are not comfortable with heavier anesthesia alternatives that cause them to fall into a deep sleep. You can take comfort in Dr. Craig Ellsworth’s expertise in conscious dental sedation, which he administers with a pill.

With conscious dental sedation, you will typically remain awake but relaxed. If you do fall asleep, you are easily awakened. The effects may not wear off quickly, though, so you will want to get someone else to drive you home.

Patient-Friendly Technology

Family Dental of Spokane Valley’s technology makes you a more active participant in your family’s dental care. This gives you an added sense of control that can make your visit less stressful.

The technology we use includes:

  • Intraoral camera. During your dental exam we use an intraoral camera, which enables you to see everything inside your mouth that Dr. Craig Ellsworth does. So rather than trying to just explain any problems, he can also show them to you.
  • Digital X-ray. The X-ray technology we use produces clear digital images of your mouth that you can view immediately with Dr. Craig Ellsworth. And digital X-rays expose you and your family to less radiation than traditional X-rays.

To discover how conscious sedation and patient-friendly technology like digital X-rays can relieve your dental anxiety, call Family Dental of Spokane Valley at 509-850-3217 to make an appointment. Or use our online form.

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