West Georgia Family Dentistry in Douglasville specializes in addressing dental needs at every stage of life. From children to seniors, we have the tools, gentle touch, and experience to help you feel safe and relaxed for the duration of your appointment. Then we take things a step further by working to make it as convenient as possible for scheduling the whole family in a timely fashion.
What It Means to Be a West Georgia Family Dentist
In addition to routine cleanings, we provide a variety of family dental services, including aligners, bridges, implants, teeth whitening, and more. We work to help our patients maintain strong, healthy teeth and a beautiful smile while taking the time to minimize or eliminate any dental office-induced fears.
For children’s dentistry, we do everything we can to help your child feel at home and unafraid. We have movies they can watch while we work. If you’re an adult and feel so inclined, you can watch a movie too. We don’t mind.
As for keeping children calm and comfortable, we speak to them at their level (including getting down at eye level) and take the time to talk them through what’s going on. Children want to know what’s going to happen next. We break procedures down and explain it to them at a level they understand, show them all the tools and even let them touch and hear the tools in action. For example, we often call the suction hose Mr. Thirsty, who sucks up all the extra stuff inside their mouth. Novocaine is called sleepy juice. Its job is to put the tooth to sleep so we can make it all better. We work to be so gentle and smooth that most children walk out never knowing they received a novocaine shot, which is exactly what we want.
At the end of their appointment, we have a prize box to reward them for making it through their appointment. We also offer fresh-baked cookies that are individually bagged and sealed. Cookies are baked twice a day and come in chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, snickerdoodle, sugar, and white chocolate macadamia nut. And yes, adults can have one, too.
To further alleviate anxiety and help patients of all ages feel nice and comfortable, we offer towels scented with lavender or lemon, peach mango, eucalyptus, or unscented towels, along with blankets and neck pillows. These extra goodies help patients feel like they’re in a spa (sorry, no massage or Botox services).
For the high anxiety cases, we can use nitrous oxide gas. We also have other options available, so please give us a call and we’ll discuss them with you.
Just like with children, we’re happy to walk adults through procedures, or we can explain nothing if you prefer to know nothing and let us get you taken care of as quickly as possible.
West Georgia Family Dentistry takes great pride in being a family dentist. We build long-term relationships with our patients so we can provide the best dental care for you and your entire family.