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Dear patients and friends,
As some of you have already heard, there was a fire in our building, and the damage was extensive. We’re in the process of assessing, and figuring out how to get back to providing care to you all as soon as possible. In the meantime, we are keeping up with voicemails and text messages, and working on setting up some staff to work remotely. If you have a dental emergency or a question about an appointment we are still here to help you. Don’t hesitate to call, we will get back to you shortly.

This has been our home for over 44 years, so this has been a heartbreaking day. But the love and support we’ve already gotten from patients, friends, and the dental community are really helping us through. Thank you all.

With love,
Dr. Tom Pollard, Dr. Jill Pollard, and the whole Pollard Family Dentistry crew.

Anxiety Free Dental Visits


A woman being helped by a dental assistant before her surgery at Pollard Family Dentistry Many patients have had traumatic experiences in dentistry or have other anxieties about their treatment. At Pollard Family Dentistry, Dr. Pollard strives to meet your individual comfort needs. For our patients with anxiety, sedation dentistry may be the answer. We offer both nitrous oxide and oral (conscious) sedation as options for our patients.

Nitrous Oxide


Nitrous oxide is a safe and effective sedative agent that will help you relax. It is mixed with oxygen and inhaled through a small mask that fits over your nose.

Nitrous oxide, sometimes called "laughing gas," is one option we may offer to help make you more comfortable during certain procedures. It is not intended to put you to sleep. You will be able to hear and respond to any requests or directions we may have. Dr. Pollard will ask you to breathe normally through your nose, and within a few short minutes you should start to feel the effects of the nitrous oxide. You may feel light-headed or a tingling in your arms and legs. Some people say their arms and legs feel heavy. Ultimately, you should feel calm and comfortable. The effects of nitrous oxide wear off soon after the mask is removed. Talk to us about whether nitrous oxide would be a good option for you at your next appointment.

For more information, visit www.mouthhealthy.org

Oral (Conscious) Sedation


Oral sedation dentistry allows Dr. Pollard to create a safe and comfortable dental experience for patients who avoid the dentist out of fear.

With sedation, your dentist can work more effectively by helping you become as comfortable as possible using well established and proven methods. There are a variety of sedation medications that are taken orally or "sublingually" (under the tongue). All sedation medicines are administered at our offices, under the care of an assistant.

This type of dental care does require that you have a driver to bring you home from your appointment, as it takes several hours for the medication to completely wear off. For more information about oral sedation at Pollard Family Dentistry, please contact our office today!
Pollard Family Dentistry in Portland, OR

Office hours


Mon–Thurs 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Location


419 NW 23rd Avenue # 201
Portland, OR 97210-3470

Contact


Office: (503) 223-7682

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