Gentle Dentist in Avon
Pain and discomfort are signs that something is wrong with your mouth. Maybe the pain is throbbing, going away briefly, and coming back with a vengeance. Maybe the discomfort is caused by poorly fitting appliances. Or it could be a fractured tooth from a weeks-old sports injury. In any case, it’s important to see your Avon dentist right away. Prompt attention will end your suffering and prevent more serious problems.
At Vail Valley Dental Care, we offer comprehensive dental services in one location, as well as digital X-rays and imaging, dental fillings, root canal therapy, crowns, bridges, dentures, and other restorations. Whether it’s an aching tooth or gum disease, we have the technology and expertise to end pain and discomfort permanently.
During your visit, Dr. Maloley will check your mouth thoroughly, and depending on how recently you’ve had them taken, X-rays may be required for accurate diagnosis. If pain is caused by cavities, your dentist may recommend fillings. Root canals are performed if the infection has spread to the dental pulp. Crowns are used if decay is extensive, and much of the tooth structure is lost. Bridges and dentures replace missing teeth and restore function. If dental appliances are causing discomfort, Dr. Maloley may adjust them and check for bite problems.
Your dentist in Eagle County wants to make your appointment as pleasant as possible. If you are scared or anxious, we offer sedation dentistry to help you relax. Nitrous oxide, or inhalation sedation, is administered through a mask placed over your nose. The nitrous oxide gas is mixed with oxygen, so we can adjust the level of sedation to match your needs. Inhaled sedation wears off almost immediately, so you will most likely be able to drive yourself home.
With oral conscious sedation, you take a pill a few hours before your appointment. This is a heavier form of sedation, but you will still be awake during your procedure. The effects of oral sedation are more long-lasting, so you will need to arrange for a ride to and from your dental appointment.
Both methods produce feelings of calm and relaxation, and make the time pass more quickly. Sedatives also have amnesic effects, meaning that you will remember little or nothing after the procedure.
Don’t endure pain or discomfort. Call 970-329-4585 to schedule an appointment, or fill out our convenient online form and one of our associates will contact you to determine the best time for you to come in.