Dear Dr Konig: My husband I are new to Houston and haven't been to the dentist in several years. I am very fearful of the dentist, evening regular cleanings seem to be painful.
Thank you for your inquiry. Welcome to Houston as well. You are not alone with your dental fears, many people feel the same way.
There are many ways to work with you in this situation. To begin with, I will spend about an hour with you on your initial visit to discuss your needs and concerns. Depending on your thoughts, sedation dentistry can be used in which we can accomplish what is needed and you will not remember anything. Other times, especially for cleanings, we can use a special mouthrinse that will numb the gums or our hygienist can place some topical anesthetic around the teeth. Both work well. Our hygienist also use state of the art microsonics which are very comfortable. The bottom line is that you will always be comfortable in our office.
If you have any questions about sedation dentistry or dental care, please do not hesitate to call our office.
Ronald W. Konig DDS, FAGD, LVIF Konig Center for Cosmetic & Comprehensive Dentistry2201 W. Holcombe, Suite 300 Houston, Texas 77030