How can we help you?
Dr. Paul Perez, Dr. Elizabeth Crapanzano, and the team at Avenue Family Dentistry know that you will have questions regarding dental care for you and your family. It’s something they expect and welcome from their patients. They believe that patient education is an important part of maintaining good oral health and making good treatment decisions, so they are happy to answer any questions you might have. They are never too busy to address any concerns you might have about your teeth and mouth. We want you to be well informed!
We’ve answered some of the more common questions we often hear below. But please don’t hesitate to come to us if you have other questions that haven’t been addressed here—regardless of how small they might seem. We firmly believe there is no such thing as a silly question, and we want you to feel secure about having chosen us as your dental care provider. Before you undergo any treatment, we want to be sure you feel completely comfortable and confident about the route you have chosen. We are here to provide you with all the information you need to make the best decisions for you and for your oral health.
Many people fear going to the dentist and allow their anxiety to keep them from getting the dental care that they desperately need. This can result in unexpected emergencies and serious conditions such as periodontal disease. If fear has kept you from the dentist for too long, we are here to help! At Avenue Family Dentistry, we believe that dental care can be a pain-free and anxiety-free experience.
Dr. Paul Perez is licensed in oral sedation, meaning he can prescribe medication to relax you before you come in for your procedure. Oral sedation works well for people with severe dental anxiety or a strong gag reflex, and it's also helpful for those who have extensive treatment that needs to be completed. By offering sedation dentistry, we help patients achieve greater comfort and deeper relaxation so that their dental procedures are positive experiences.
Nitrous oxide administration is also a good way to help a patient relax during dental procedures. This mild form of sedation takes the edge off but does not have the lasting effects of oral sedation. You can drive yourself home after your appointment and even return to work immediately.
Our skilled and friendly team looks forward to the opportunity to improve your oral health by offering solutions to reduce or eliminate your anxiety.