Comfort, Natural Relaxation & Sedation in Annapolis & Calvert
We’ll Make Sure You Feel Relaxed During Your Treatment
Patient comfort is very important to us, and our doctors and staff will do everything possible to help you feel relaxed and at ease during your visits. Our doctors are friendly and easy to talk to, and will explain your procedures in detail so you know what to expect.
We use many advanced and natural procedures that make treatment comfortable, gentle and minimally invasive.
Minimally Invasive Technology for Comfortable Treatment
Our doctors and staff use minimally invasive technology that not only puts the least amount of stress on the body, but also makes treatment more comfortable. For example:
- Our ultrasonic scalers enable us to provide gentle yet thorough teeth cleanings. The ultrasonic vibrations assist in the elimination of the bad bacteria that cause gum disease.
- During the treatment of gum disease, we use a gentle dental laser to selectively remove diseased tissue and stimulate the body’s natural healing potential. This eliminates the need for antibiotics and greatly reduces post-treatment discomfort.
- In dental implant treatment, we use 3D imaging to make an accurate diagnosis and pre-plan the implant surgery in detail. This makes the procedure highly efficient and eliminates the need for exploratory surgery.
Dr. Schultheis continually researches the best and latest methods to provide the most comfortable, gentle and minimally invasive care.
Spa-Like Comfort Amenities
To help patients feel relaxed and at ease during their visits, we offer spa-like comfort amenities, such as aromatherapy and relaxation teas.
Our offices feature a TV in almost every operatory, and you will be offered noise-cancelling headphones so you can watch TV or listen to music during your treatment. For added comfort in the treatment chair, our staff provide comfortable neck rolls and blankets. If you are an oral surgery patient, you will receive your own personalized blanket that you can take home with you after treatment.
Upon request, we also provide all-natural facials and hot towels during cleaning appointments. On Massage Mondays, you can get a 30-minute head, neck, shoulder and back massage after your cleaning.
Oral & IV Sedation
For patients who need extra help with anxiety, or for long procedures, we offer both oral and IV sedation. Oral sedation involves taking a pill that will make you feel sleepy and relaxed, but you will remain awake enough to follow the doctor’s instructions. IV sedation provides a deeper level of sedation that can be adjusted during your procedure. Your doctor will recommend the best type of sedation for you.
For patients who would like help with dental anxiety but do not wish to use drugs, we offer natural, drug-free relaxation in the form of Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation. This method uses a very low electric current that you can’t feel. It has the effect of decreasing anxiety and fear by mimicking the brainwaves that are involved in the natural process of winding down.
We also provide non-narcotic, natural supplements to help patients relax before their treatment.
To make an appointment, call 410‑257‑7200 (Calvert), 410‑257‑7200 (Annapolis) or click here to request an appointment online.