Comfort & Sedation
We will ensure your comfort during treatment
Dr. Young and the staff consider your comfort a top priority. They do everything they can to help you feel at ease and to make your treatments as comfortable as possible.
Attentive and friendly service
Our staff is very friendly and is always here to service your needs. They will make your appointments pleasant and efficient, and you can always come to them with questions or concerns. They are known to be very helpful, and our patients frequently comment that they feel that they are being treated like friends or family.
Dr. Young will help you relax
Dr. Young is a very caring doctor who believes patients should be the center of care. He will always listen to your concerns and answer your questions. He takes the time to thoroughly explain what is going to happen in every step of your treatment so you are well-informed and can feel at ease.
Comfort amenities to help you relax
You can take advantage of the massage feature in our dental chair if you would like a massage during your treatment, and you can also use the heat setting to warm the chair to your preference.
We also offer pillows and blankets for added comfort in the chair, and we have water and coffee available for refreshment.
Minimally invasive treatments
A major way we try to make your dental experience as comfortable as possible is by using state-of-the-art technology and minimally invasive procedures wherever possible. Dr. Young is always looking for better ways to treat patients, and he implements the latest technology and equipment in his practice as a matter of routine.
Dental laser for gum disease treatment
Dr. Young uses an advanced dental laser to effectively treat most cases of gum disease. Laser gum disease treatment often removes the need for conventional surgical procedures, is considered far more comfortable by the vast majority of patients and has a faster healing time than traditional periodontal surgical procedures involving stitches.
Ultrasonic scalers for gentle cleaning
Our ultrasonic scalers vibrate at between 25,000 and 45,000 times per second and so with light pressure gently and thoroughly remove the plaque and calculus that has accumulated on your teeth both above and below your gum line (a process known as scaling). They help speed up the process of scaling but hand instruments are often used as well.
Dr. Young prepares teeth to be extracted in such a way that they can be removed easily and vertically. in order to preserve and minimize damage to the surrounding bone. This is a more delicate removal and usually results in less post treatment discomfort compared with a forceps extraction.
Dr. Young uses a local anesthetic for injections that numbs faster, deeper and more thoroughly than standard formulations. He also delivers the anesthetic in two stages using a separate, topical anesthetic at the injection site prior to the actual injection. The net result of all of this is that most patients go away reporting that they either did not feel the injection at all, or that it was so slight a sensation that it did not turn out to be the problem they had been fearing it would be
Growth proteins that speed healing
During certain procedures, Dr. Young will add growth proteins to surgically treated tissues. These proteins accelerate the speed of healing and help regenerate strong tissue. They also reduce swelling, prevent infection and lessen post-operative discomfort.
Dr. Young provides sedation options for patients who need help with anxiety, or in the case of long procedures. He will let you know which options might best suit your needs, but in the end you will decide what is best for you.
Oral conscious sedation
In the case of oral conscious sedation, Dr. Young will prescribe you a sedative to take before the procedure. This will help you relax and often results in people not remembering much of the appointment. For this reason you will need to have someone drive you to and from the appointment. Usually the sedative is through your system by the time you wake from your nap, but it is highly recommended that you not drive a car for the rest of the day
In IV sedation, the sedative is entered directly into the bloodstream and is regulated to achieve optimum comfort. Under IV sedation you will be in a deeply relaxed twilight-like sleep where you can still respond to communications from the doctor. Dr. Young is certified to provide IV sedation but often uses a registered anesthesiologist to administer and monitor the sedation during your procedure. Dr. Young uses IV sedation for lengthy complicated procedures usually running four hours and longer.]
To make an appointment, call 210‑660‑1050 or click here to request an appointment online.