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How Do We Ensure Patient Comfort?

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Often, people feel anxious about visiting the dentist. They assume the visit will be uncomfortable or even painful. We understand their anxiety and work hard to ensure our patients’ comfort during their visit. In today’s blog, we’re going to look at the treatments we offer to help ensure an enjoyable visit.

Helping Kids Stay Comfortable

We understand how to help kids feel calm and confident during their visit and train our staff on different ways to interact and communicate with children. We want them to feel safe and know they have our undivided attention, and that we’re also willing to answer their questions and discuss the details of their visit or treatment options. A lifetime of healthy smiles begins in childhood, and we’re ready to help your children achieve just that with our approach to patient comfort.


Many patients feel uncomfortable about local anesthetic, as they know the shot itself is often painful. As part of the process, we’ve added Anutra, which employs advanced technology to provide anesthesia much faster and more controlled doses. We can offer multiple deliveries from the same syringe, allowing us to complete your procedure in a much shorter time frame. Patients then experience a faster and more enjoyable visit.


When a patient receives local anesthesia, smiling and eating can be a little difficult and uncomfortable for the next day or two. Fortunately, we can use OraVerse® to reverse the effects of your aesthetic immediately once your procedure ends, allowing you to return to your routine as soon as possible. If you have any questions or concerns about either of these treatment options, or about how we help our younger patients stay calm and relaxed during visits, then contact our team today. We’d be happy to answer your questions and discuss what we can do to ensure your comfort during your visit.

Do You Need to Schedule a Visit?

Dr. Lawson and our team will take steps to ensure your visit is comfortable and enjoyable, regardless of age. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling our sleep dentistry office in Urbandale, IA, at 515-278-4366.


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