Dental anxiety and fear of the dentist are common reasons for deteriorating or poor oral health. Avoiding the dentist for prolonged periods of time significantly increases the risk for developing a wide range of dental problems, including tooth decay, tooth damage, and gum disease. Left untreated, many minor concerns lead to bigger problems, even tooth loss.
Silver Spring dentist Dr. David Rever has over 30 years of experience offering personalized, compassionate dental care. Dr. Rever will take the time to meet with you and discuss your personal fears, concerns and any previous experiences in the dentist chair that have caused anxiety and stress. As a team, we place an emphasis on educating our patients on their oral health as well as all aspects of your dental care. For some patients, a thorough understanding and explanation of a dental treatment can relieve stress and enable you to feel confident during your visit.
Sedation Dentistry in Silver Spring
Dr. Rever offers sedation options for patients needing or desiring to be completely relaxed during their procedure. Depending on your personal preference and medical condition, options include oral sedation and nitrous oxide. We will discuss the pros and cons of each option prior to your visit.
- Oral conscious sedation: administered in pill form, oral sedation may include an at home dose to begin the process. This type of sedation will require that you be escorted to and from your treatment.
- Nitrous oxide: also known as “laughing gas”, nitrous oxide is an inhalation sedation that takes effect and wears off almost immediately. This enable patients to drive themselves to and from their appointment
Schedule An Appointment
Have you been away from the dentist for some time? Are you suffering from poor oral health after a bad experience at the dentist?
Dr. Rever works with patients one-on-one to restore a healthy, beautiful smile that will provide the best possible quality of life. To schedule an appointment in our Silver Spring dentist office, contact us at (301) 637-0960 or request an appointment online.