Sedation Dentistry in Sterling Heights, MI
Forget Your Dental Fears
Dental anxiety is a common condition that prevents millions of patients from visiting the dentist each year and getting the proper care they need. At Sterling Height Dentistry, we don’t want anyone’s oral health to suffer due to dental fears, which is why we offer sedation dentistry to help our patients feel at ease during their time in the treatment chair.
What is Sedation Dentistry?
Sedation dentistry is utilized to help patients relax during their dental procedures and minimize any feeling of pain or discomfort. Dental sedation can help patients who feel afraid or anxious and is useful for people who are sensitive to the sights, sounds, or feelings of dental work.
At Sterling Heights Dentistry, we offer nitrous oxide. Our dental team will ensure that you feel comfortable and safe throughout your procedure, so you can relax while we take care of your beautiful smile.
Safe Sedation Methods
Nitrous oxide, commonly referred to as laughing gas, is the most common and mild sedation used for patients with dental anxiety or moderate dental procedures. This form of sedation is administered through a mask, putting patients into a relaxed state while minimizing any pain.
Nitrous oxide can be used for both children and adults safely with no side effects. Our professional dental team will monitor you throughout the procedure, ensuring you or your child are safe and comfortable during treatment.
Oral Conscious Sedation
Oral conscious sedation is administered in a pill that can be taken prior to your appointment. This form of sedation won’t put you to sleep, but you’ll be much less aware of your surroundings while in a deep state of relaxation.
Time will pass by quickly under oral conscious sedation and your appointment will be over in no time. The sedation may take a while to wear off, so you’ll need someone you trust to safely drive you home.
*Sterling Heights Dentistry doesn’t offer oral conscious sedation.
General anesthesia uses a combination of inhaled gases and intravenous medications to make patients completely unconscious. This type of sedation is used for patients undergoing oral surgery. With general anesthesia, a registered anesthesiologist will administer the sedative.
Our Sterling Heights dental team takes extra precautions with general anesthesia and always follows the guidelines to ensure a safe and comfortable procedure.
*Sterling Heights Dentistry doesn’t offer general anesthesia.
Is Sedation Right for Me?
If you’ve experienced one or more of the following situations, then sedation dentistry may be a great option for you:
- A fear of dental work
- A bad past dental experience
- Are difficult to numb
- A bad gag reflex
- Have sensitive teeth
- Have complex dental issues
- Have a fear of needles
- Have sensitivity to smells and tastes related to dental work
Frequently Asked Questions
Depending on the type of sedation you receive, you can expect a few different things. With oral sedation or nitrous oxide, you’ll feel completely relaxed and stress-free while remaining conscious.
If you’re undergoing oral surgery, we’ll most likely use general anesthesia and you’ll be completely unconscious during your procedure. All forms of sedation at Sterling Heights Dentistry are safe and effective.
Sedation dentistry is extremely safe at Sterling Heights Dentistry. Dr. Hindi is experienced in sedation dentistry and has continued to stay current with the latest training and advancements. During your procedure with dental sedation, our dental team will continuously monitor you to ensure your safety and comfort.
In most cases, patients don’t feel any pain throughout their procedure while under dental sedation. With the help of sedatives and numbing agents, you’ll likely be comfortable and calm throughout your treatment.
If you do experience any discomfort, it’s expected to occur during the end of your procedure when the sedatives wear off, as well as throughout your recovery period.
Ease Your Dental Anxiety
If you feel anxious about visiting the dentist, Dr. Hindi and our Sterling Heights team can help you feel at ease during your appointment. Sedation dentistry can be a life-changing experience because you’ll be able to get the care you need without feeling discomfort or anxiety during your treatment.
For more information about sedation dentistry and to decide if it’s the right option for you, contact our dental practice by calling (586) 939-5151 or by filling out our online contact form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. We look forward to meeting you!