Going to the dentist is difficult for many people. For individuals who have dental anxiety, fear of pain can be a reason they avoid oral care that they need.
Our team at Royal Oak, MI understands this. It’s why we do all we can to keep you as comfortable as possible while you are visiting us. That starts with comfort amenities, such as headphones to listen to music.
But we also offer three kinds of dental sedation at North Oaks Dental.
1. Laughing Gas
This is one of the fastest-acting and best-known forms of sedation for dental care. By breathing in the gas, you begin to feel its effects within minutes. It causes you to feel calmer and prevents you from feeling pain. It also wears off quickly after the gas is turned off.
2. Oral Sedation
This is a deeper and longer-lasting form of sedation. You take a dose of medication prior to your appointment. This puts you in a relaxed state for a few hours. You should arrange for someone else to drive to and from your appointment if you choose this option.
3. IV Sedation
This is the strongest sedation option at our practice. It is primarily used for patients who need more extensive treatments. It works quickly and keeps you relaxed for as long as needed.