Nitrous Oxide is a non-irritating, colorless gas which you can breathe. Nitrous Oxide has been the primary means of sedation in dentistry for many years. Nitrous oxide is safe, the patient receives 50-70% oxygen with no less than 30% nitrous oxide. The patient is able to breathe on their own and remain in control of all bodily functions. You should not utilize Nitrous Oxide if you have been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Adults over 35 lose more teeth to gum diseases (periodontal disease) than from cavities. Three out of four adults are affected at some time in their life. The best way to prevent cavities and periodontal disease is by good tooth brushing and flossing techniques, performed daily. Periodontal disease and decay are both caused by bacterial plaque. Plaque is a colorless film, which sticks to your teeth at the gumline. Plaque constantly forms on your teeth. By thorough daily brushing and flossing you can remove these germs and help prevent periodontal disease.
Infection control and universal precautions protect clients and staff alike. Everyone benefits from rigorous infection control you, your dentist, and the dental team. The cornerstone in a good and safe dental practice is the element of trust. You should feel free to discuss this topic with Dr. Freeman and receive a straightforward answer. Dr. Freeman and our entire team follow procedures recommended by several federal agencies: the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA and WISHA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Washington State Department of Health, and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). These measures include:
For your convenience we accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover. We deliver the finest care at the most reasonable cost to our patients; therefore payment is due at time of service, including co-pays for our patients with insurance. Please remember you are fully responsible for all fees charged by this office regardless of your insurance coverage. Care Credit We are pleased to offer the flexibility and convenience of monthly payment plans available through Care Credit. Care Credit picks up where insurance leaves off. You can even use it for co-payments and deductibles.