Finding the right dentist to care for you and your family is a big decision—and it is one that many people do not even make. Even though the American Dental Association advises that people see their dentist twice a year to maintain good oral health, the ADA also estimates that more than one of every three people fails to visit the dentist even once per year. Millions of individuals may go years—five, ten, or even longer—without ever sitting in a dentist’s chair. Ironically, these people are in the greatest need of professional dental care.

If you have been neglecting your dental health, there’s no time like the present to reclaim ownership of your oral health. The office of Terry Soule, DDS, recommends you consider these factors when seeking dental care in Orange City.

Does the dentist offer sedation dentistry?

For the millions of Americans who have avoided the dentist for years, many of them do so because thoughts of seeing the dentist provoke feelings of anxiety and fear. If you are one of these people, there is no longer any reason to avoid the dentist out of fear. Sedation dentistry makes it possible to receive needed professional oral health care even if you suffer from dental anxiety or a pre-existing condition that makes it difficult to remain in the dentist’s chair for a prolonged period of time. 

Terry Soule, DDS, can provide sedation through nitrous oxide. Also known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide is administered through a mask that is placed over the nose. Mixed with oxygen, nitrous oxide has a calming effect that removes feelings of fear and anxiety while diminishing awareness of your surroundings, while retaining the ability to carry on conversations with those around you. After dental work has been completed, the flow of the gas is replaced with pure oxygen, quickly allowing you to regain your full faculties. Click here to see if you are a good candidate for sedation dentistry.

Does the dentist work with the latest technology?

Much like a craftsman needs the right tool to do a job, a dentist with access to state-of-the-art technological advances can produce superior results. Some of the latest devices in use at Terry Soule, DDS, include the conebeam laser, which produces three-dimensional images that provide diagnostic insight not possible from any X-ray. Laser dentistry, which uses a precise dental laser to complete a variety of soft-tissue procedures in less time, with less bleeding and less discomfort than could be accomplished by performing the same treatments by traditional means.

Is the dentist available after normal business hours?

Dental emergencies have a nasty habit of happening when it is least convenient: weekends, nights, holidays, and vacations, just to name a few examples. Common dental emergencies include a chipped or broken tooth, the failure of an existing dental restoration, or avulsion—the clinical term for when a tooth gets knocked out of its socket, as well as toothaches. Terry Soule, DDS, offers after-hours services on an as-needed basis.

Comprehensive oral health care in Orange City

These are just some of the specialized services made available to our patients at Terry Soule, DDS. To learn more about what we have to offer or to schedule a tour of our facility, call our office at (386) 775-1552.

Terry Soule, DDS, serves the needs of our patients in the areas of DeBary, Deltona, and Orange City, Florida.