NE Dental Associates
Dr. Clark Brinton and Dr. Seth Huish

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): General and Family Dentistry

How can we help you?

We welcome your questions and understand that making the best decision for your family’s oral health is important to you.

Some of our most common questions our patients ask are listed here, but if you don’t see yours, you can contact us, and our friendly, knowledgeable team is here to help you get the answers you need.

General and Family Dentistry

Woman | Sedation Dentistry Portland ORAt NE Dental Associates, we believe that your dental appointments should be stress-free and comfortable. We also understand that for some people, a trip to the dentist causes a racing heart and sweaty palms.

We are here to help.

Because we never want you to avoid your dental treatment due to anxiety, we offer sedation dentistry options to help you relax.

Nitrous Oxide Sedation

Also known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide is an odorless gas that enters the system through a small nose mask. We blend nitrous with oxygen and administer it throughout the appointment to keep you feeling comfortable. It leaves the system quickly once we turn it off, and within a few minutes, you will feel clear-headed and ready to finish your day.

Oral Conscious Sedation

When patients prefer a stronger form of sedation, we offer oral sedation, which requires prescription medication to achieve longer lasting effects. While patients remain conscious, they enter a dream-like state, making it possible to relax entirely during their procedure. Even patients with a strong gag reflex or those who have difficulty sitting still will find their appointments breeze by.

Contact us to learn more about the sedation dentistry options we offer at NE Dental Associates, located in the art district of Portland, OR.

Family | Dentistry in Portland ORWe want you to feel confident in your choice of dentists because your oral health can have an impact on your overall health for the rest of your life. Not to mention, your smile is an integral part of your expression, and having an experienced, conscientious dentist with your best interest at heart can make every appointment more enjoyable.

Dentistry for the Whole Family

We look after every member of your family – from your toddler to your great-grandparents. We hope you enjoy the professional, family-friendly atmosphere we have designed for you. Best of all, our dentists have a reputation around Portland for their gentle dentistry.

Simply put, you are the priority in our dental practice. We will always give you the best recommendation for the future of your smile, and you always make the final decision. We believe that a partnership between your family and our dental professionals will help every member of your family avoid many of the dental conditions that can put your oral health at risk.

Come see us!

If you have questions about the services we provide or what you can expect when you become a member of our dental family, let us know. Our professional and friendly team awaits your call.

You will find our dental practice nestled in the art district of Portland. We proudly serve the Lloyd District, Alberta Arts District, Hollywood District, and many surrounding communities.

Sedation Dentistry Portland ORIf you have had a painful dental experience in the past, our team would like to know. Many of our patients require extra reassurance to follow through with their dentistry. You might be surprised to learn that many of our patients have memories of bad dental experiences that keep them away from the dental office today. Unfortunately, avoiding basic dental care leads to painful teeth and dental emergencies.

Our team is here to reassure you that pain-free dentistry is possible. Even if you have difficulty getting numb or feel anxiety every time you call our Portland dental office, you can rest assured that we will take excellent care of you.

We believe that our gentle approach to treatment and our compassionate team will put you at ease, but we also understand that some patients will still need help feeling comfortable for their treatment. This is why we offer nitrous oxide and oral sedation dentistry at NE Dental Associates.

The Sedation Dentistry Process

We will always completely numb your tooth before we begin treatment. We use professional strength topical anesthetic before any injections, practically eliminating discomfort. Our dentists leave plenty of time for the anesthetic to take effect so that you barely feel a thing.

You are always in the driver’s seat when it comes to your treatment. We can take a break or make necessary adjustments to ensure you feel completely comfortable. Contact our Portland dental office to book an appointment.

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Covid-19 Update

We are doing our part and help get everyone through the current dilemma. We will be consolidating some of our clinics but otherwise continue to provide urgent and emergency dental care. We will be donating our extra supplies to local hospitals to help them in their effort to better care for those affected.

To also help, we are now expanding our hours in some of our clinics from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday.  We hope these extended hours will not only better serve our patients but will help keep dental emergencies from overloading value space in emergency rooms.