From Smiles By Dr. Santos
No matter what type of dental service you’re looking for, we understand that dental procedures may cause you to feel a sense of fear or anxiety. Dentophobia (fear of dental procedures or services) is a real thing. You’re not just being dramatic or overly concerned. While our number one priority at Smiles By Dr. Santos is your oral health, your comfort is also a top priority. We understand that not everyone is super keen on going to the denist, which is why we’ve done our best to make it as comfortable and pain free as possible. Learn more about our gentle dentistry practices and what we’re doing to prioritize your health and comfort. Schedule your appointment today in Manahawkin!
With The Anesthesia Wand
Everyone has various tolerances for discomfort and that’s why we’re offering the anesthesia wand to our patients. Typically, anesthesia used in dental practice, has been administered through a syringe, which is not ideal. Throughout the years it’s been found that injecting anesthesia with a syringe doesn’t allow the area to have a concentrated amount of anesthetic. The anesthesia wand is different from traditional methods.
The anesthesia wand allows dentists to spray a consistent stream of anesthetic, which allows the free nerve endings in your gums to be constantly numb. Using computer controls, the anesthesia wand can be programmed to dispense the right dose in a slow and controlled flow rate. Anesthesia flows into the tooth with ease, allowing you to experience consistent comfort and numbness. We are also able to control or adjust the injection pressure for various tissues or areas of the mouth. This lets every part of your tooth and gums be numb and pain free during any type of dental procedure. The consistent flow of anesthesia is what is important to maintaining your comfort, since many times the culprit with most injection anxiety is the result of the anesthetic being injected too quickly or forcefully.
At Smiles By Dr. Santos we understand that all of our patients are unique and may require different treatment. All of our dental services are customized to your specific needs and wants, no matter what. A one-size-fits all approach simply doesn’t work for us. Our dental practice gives us the flexibility to handle a number of conditions, stay up to date on current practices, while still prioritizing the comfort, compassion, and respect of our patients. Learn more about the services that we offer through our general dentistry services.
Your smile is one of the first impressions you give people. Whether you’re looking to enhance your smile through teeth whitening, veneers, gum shaping, or anything else, cosmetic dental procedures allow you to improve the overall aesthetic appeal of your teeth. Learn more about the cosmetic dental procedures we offer.
It is estimated that roughly 75% of Americans suffer from some form of gum disease. Most of them don’t even know they have it. If you’re experiencing gums that bleed when brushing or flossing your teeth, or feel swollen and sensitive, you may have periodontal disease. If you’re experiencing consistent bad breath you may also have a form of periodontal disease. Our dentists can help treat this through gentle dentistry practices to keep your gums healthy. Learn more about how you can improve your oral health.
This speciality focuses on replacing any missing teeth or restoring teeth that may be damaged or diseased. Crowns and bridgework replace missing teeth, improving the structure of your tooth. We can help reshape and repair any teeth that may have cracks or chips in them. We offer dental implants, which are currently the longest lasting means of replacing teeth. Learn more about our prosthodontics procedures.
Your dental health matters, but it shouldn’t come with any pain or discomfort. Smiles By Dr. Santos specializes in the care and treatment of those who may be experiencing fear or anxiety from dental visits. All of our staff is compassionate and caring and will do whatever they need to make you feel comfortable. From the moment you walk into our office to the moment you leave, we want you to be confident you’re receiving top-quality dental services from people who care. From children, young adults, and older adults, our dental practice is open to everyone! For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact us today! We’re also currently accepting new patients!
703 Mill Creek Rd. Suite H
Manahawkin, NJ 08050
Open 2 Saturdays/ Month