The caring members of the Jennifer Perkins, DDS team treat everyone who walks in our Huntsville, AL dental office like a friend. And friends don’t let friends feel anxious but will help you relieve dental anxiety.Dr. Jennifer Perkins, DDS on Dental Sedation Read Transcript
Some patients, believe it or not, have anxiety about dental treatment, and we understand that. Frankly, I'm not the best patient myself. So, what can we do to help you? We don't want you to put off treatment because you feel like going to the dentist is scary. We can offer you efficacy, you would know that as laughing gas, that takes the edge off anything and can make your dental appointment much easier.
For those patients that have a little more difficulty getting in the door at the dental office because it's just too scary, we are very happy to offer sedation, and what's that officially called is oral contra sedation. It involves taking a pill at home, and then when you get to me, you're very relaxed and I continue with some oral medication until you're very relaxed. You're never so sedated that we can't talk to you, and that you can not answer, but the really neat thing about this type of sedation is, when you go home, you won't remember coming to see us that day, but you will be back to your old self by the morning.
So, if you're a dental chicken, we can handle you. We can make it much, much better.
Fortunately, Dr. Jennifer Perkins and our seasoned dental team have lots of experience in putting folks at ease. To schedule a stress-free dental appointment, call Jennifer Perkins, DDS at 256-801-0002 to know more how Dr. Jennifer Perkins can help you relieve dental anxiety.
We Keep You Informed
For many folks, dental anxiety comes from feeling they have no sense of control over what happens at the dentist. But at Jennifer Perkins, DDS Huntsville, AL, our patients are partners in their treatment.
Dr. Jennifer Perkins carefully explains every dental procedure so you know exactly what to expect! As a former high school science teacher, she can explain even complex subjects in easy-to-understand terms. And she’ll answer any questions you have.
We Provide A Comfortable Atmosphere & Dental Sedation
Our Huntsville, AL dental office feels comfortable, not clinical. You’ll enjoy a choice of amenities including:
- Complimentary beverages
- Cozy blankets and pillows
- TVs to distract you while we work
If our comfortable dental office and caring staff aren’t enough to calm you, we can sometimes offer dental sedation. We’ll provide a sedative that you take at a predetermined time before your appointment. You’ll arrive relaxed and stay that way!
We use sedatives that have been in common use for decades to minimize any possibility of unwelcome side effects. We also monitor you throughout your procedure.
Reducing Payment Stress
If payment stresses you out, our business manager, Gina, will help you work through any hassles! One payment option that may help alleviate stress is our membership club. For a low monthly fee, you’ll get preventive dental care and discounts on other treatments. It makes paying for your family’s dental expenses more predictable.
Dr. Jennifer Perkins graduated her DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery) in University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis. She is also a member of many professional organization such as American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association, Alabama Dental Society, Huntsville-Madison County Dental Society, Eighth District Dental Society. After 22 years of practicing dentistry, she’s still excited to help patients restore their oral function and give their “dream smile “.