You’ll Find Options for Differing Levels of Dental Anxiety

The best kind of sedation dentistry for you will depend on your anxiety level, what procedures you need, your medical history, and other factors. Our caring staff will closely monitor you during the entire process no matter which option you receive.

You can improve your dental care with any of these choices:

  • Laughing Gas – Take the edge off your nerves with this gentle solution. Breathe in this sedation through nasal mask, and feel its mild, calming effects. It works fast and wears off quickly, too. Your doctor can easily adjust your sedation as needed. Then, you can drive yourself home.
  • Oral Sedation – Take a dose of medication prior to your appointment, so you can arrive in a relaxed state.  You’ll stay calm but be able to respond to us during treatment with this option. This can leave you feeling groggy for about two hours. So you should arrange for someone to drive you to and from your appointment.
  • IV Sedation – This is the strongest sedation we offer. It works quickly and can be adjusted to maintain your relaxed state. It also may leave you feeling groggy, so you should have someone else drive you home.

Make It Easier to Maintain Your Oral Health

Sedation doesn’t just help with feeling nervous at the dentist. It can also make long dental procedures easier or allow you to complete multiple procedures in a single visit. You’ll stay relaxed the whole time, so your dentist can get everything done. Dental sedation may also help you if:

  • You have a really strong gag reflex.
  • Anesthetic doesn’t make you numb enough.
  • You are having teeth pulled or getting another surgical procedure.

Sedation is a good choice for any patient, including those with special needs. Our goal is to make going to the dentist comfortable for everyone who comes to our office.

Call North Oaks Dental at 248-963-1969. ​​Our New Hudson sedation options can help you. There’s no need to feel nervous about your appointment! You can also schedule online.