What Is DOCS?

Wilson, Greenville, Goldsboro, Rocky Mount, Raleigh & nearby areas

Mon, 12/23/2013

Have you skipped a procedure to make your smile more beautiful, or even delayed necessary dental maintenance because you’re afraid to visit the dentist? Wilson sedation dentist Dr. Boles at Boles, Ham, Dixon & Boles can help ease anxiety about your appointment using the principles of conscious sedation.

Conscious sedation involves relaxing frightened patients prior to and during a dental procedure through less drastic means than using general anesthesia to “knock them out.” The premier organization for sedation dentistry is Doctors of Conscious Sedation (DOCS). Started in 1999, DOCS offers training for dentists on how to provide safe, effective treatment for patients suffering from dental phobia while keeping them conscious during the procedure.

If you suffer from anxiety just thinking about a visit to your dentist, sedation dentistry can have many benefits, including:

  • Reduced sense of stress or fear before and during the procedure
  • Increased comfort while undergoing dental work
  • The opportunity to experience a dental visit while in a calming, “twilight” state where you’re aware what’s happening but feel totally relaxed

Dr. Boles is a sedation dentist licensed by the state of North Carolina, as well as an associate in DOCS. In order to provide optimal service to patients suffering from pre-appointment anxiety, Dr. Boles exclusively uses mild oral sedatives in lieu of treatments requiring needles.

To learn more about how our sedation dentist can help reduce your stress before and during a dental procedure, please contact Boles, Ham, Dixon & Boles or call 252-291-2892 today to schedule a consultation. We are proud to see patients in or around Wilson, Greenville, Goldsboro and Rocky Mount, North Carolina.

Dixon Boles & Associates