Sedation Options Get Your New Smile Without Fear

Stay Calm & Relaxed With Sedation Options in Royal Oak

At North Oaks Dental, keeping you comfortable for every procedure is a priority. You likely won’t feel a thing, thanks to our careful administration of local anesthesia. But if you’re nervous or otherwise concerned about discomfort, your dentist can also offer you sedation options in Royal Oak.

Unlike at most general dentists, here you can choose from several types of sedation. Each provides a different level of relaxation to help you:

  • Lie back comfortably while we work
  • Relax and keep your stress level low
  • Reduce your anxiety about future dental work
  • Undergo multiple procedures in one visit

To see how we’ll keep you comfortable with our sedation options, call North Oaks Dental at 248-712-1522.

Find the Sedation That’s Right for You

Your dentist can help you determine which form of sedation dentistry will work best for you given your anxiety level, the procedures that will be performed, your medical history, and other factors. No matter which type of sedation you choose, our caring staff will monitor you throughout your entire procedure.

From laughing gas, our lightest form of sedation dentistry, to IV sedation, each option offers different benefits:

  • Laughing Gas – This is a gentle sedation option that takes the edge off your nerves. It’s given through a small mask you wear over your nose and produces a mild euphoria. It takes effect quickly and wears off quickly too. You can even drive yourself home afterward. Our dentists can easily give you more or less as needed during your procedure.
  • Oral Sedation – You can take prescribed medication before your appointment so you arrive already relaxed and stay that way. You’ll remain completely aware, so you can respond to questions or other communications. The effect lasts for about two hours, and you’ll feel groggy afterward. So you’ll need to arrange for a ride home.
  • IV Sedation – This form of sedation is administered intravenously and induces a deep relaxation. It enters your bloodstream, so it takes effect quickly. If you need more or less sedation, our dentists can adjust the amount you receive during treatment. Since it may leave you groggy, you’ll want to get a ride home.

Dental Sedation Makes It Easier to Get the Healthy Smile You Deserve

While relieving anxiety is the most obvious reason to use dental sedation, it’s not the only one. It’s also helpful if you’re undergoing a lengthy procedure or multiple procedures in a single visit. You’ll stay relaxed, so it will be easier for our dentists to get everything done. Other situations where you may want to consider sedation:

  • To control a strong gag reflex
  • If you’ve ever experienced difficulty getting numb with local anesthesia
  • If you’re getting teeth removed or another type of oral surgery

Sedation is a great option for any patient, and we are happy to accommodate individuals with disabilities as well. Our goal is to make dental care as comfortable as possible for anyone who visits our office.

Call North Oaks Dental at 248-712-1522. Whether you’re feeling anxious about your appointment or think you’ll have trouble staying still for a lengthy procedure, Royal Oak sedation options can help!  You can also make an appointment online. In addition to Royal Oak, our patients come from nearby communities like Madison Heights, Ferndale, and Troy.

Commonly Asked Questions About Sedation Options

Does sedation dentistry work for most patients?

Yes, we offer multiple levels of sedation dentistry that will calm the fear and anxiety of any patient. We’ll discuss each type of sedation in detail and help you decide on the one that will work best for your procedure. Our goal is to provide you with pain-free, anxiety-free care every time you visit our office. Our sedation options help make sure that happens.

What sedation options are available to me?

At North Oaks Dental, you’ll have a choice of three sedation options. We offer inhaled sedation using laughing gas, oral conscious sedation in pill form, and IV sedation that will put you in a dreamlike state. Their sedative effects range from mild to deep and will fit the needs of any patient who is nervous about receiving their dental care.

Are your sedation options safe?

Yes, our sedation dentistry is completely safe. Inhaled sedation uses mild laughing gas that goes into effect quickly and does not have any lingering effects. Oral conscious sedation works using a small, FDA-approved pill, and IV sedation is expertly administered by our trained staff and can be adjusted throughout treatment. You can feel confident in our team’s ability to use our dental sedation options for your benefit.

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