Find the Sedation That’s Right for You

Your dentist can help you determine which form of sedation dentistry will work best for you. We’ll consider 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 dental sedation, to IV sedation, each option offers different benefits:

  • Laughing Gas – This gentle sedation option 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 schedule online.