Advanced Periodontics of Washington, PLLC
Dr. Rustin Levy

I'm anxious about my procedure. What you can do to help me relax?

Dr. Rustin Levy understands that being told you need to see a periodontist for advanced gum treatments can stir up anxious feelings. But with over 20 years of experience as a periodontist, he's found that it's not knowing what to expect that triggers the most anxiety.

It's easy to feel vulnerable in a situation when you don't know what's going to happen next. Our goal at Advanced Periodontics of Washington is to help you relax by giving you back some of the control. 

Our patients find Dr. Levy to be an extremely gentle and compassionate professional, and he wants you to feel comfortable and confident in the care he provides. He will answer all your questions and explain what you can expect during your procedure. Whenever possible, he will use visual aids like digital x-rays and 3-D imaging so you can see the problem with your own eyes.

Understanding why you need advanced gum disease treatment and being informed about what to expect helps because it gives you back some control. It also helps motivate you because you understand the benefits of treatment and the consequences of going without.

We welcome you to bring your earphones to your appointment so you can relax and listen to your own music. Need something more to help calm you? Ask Dr. Levy about prescribing a sedative to take before your procedure. Just remember that with oral sedation, we do require that you have someone to help you get safely to and from our dental practice.

If you need advanced gum care, call Advanced Periodontics of Washington so we can provide the help you need. We are pleased to serve patients in DC and surrounding communities, including Chevy Chase, Bethesda, Arlington, Alexandria, and beyond.

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