May 20, 2015
If you’re fearful of seeing the dentist, then you might be reassured to know that you’re in good company… lots of good company. The Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (DOCS Education) estimates that some 30 percent of the population is afraid to visit the dentist. As a consequence, they don’t receive the dental care they need, which might be compromising not only their oral health, but their general health, too. There is, however, a good way to overcome this fear. With sedation dentistry, Dr. J. D. Robison at Robison Dental Group in Canton, MI, can allay your fears and apprehension, so you can relax and have those dental procedures that may be long overdue.
Regardless of why you’re fearful of the dentist—a bad memory from a childhood visit to the dentist, fear of needles and other sharp objects, the sights, sounds and smell in a dental office—sedation dentistry can help. Dr. Robison uses a form of sedation dentistry called oral sedation.
What is Oral Sedation Dentistry?
With oral sedation dentistry, Dr. Robison prescribes a mild sedative medication for you to take at a designated time prior to your dental appointment. Once you’ve taken this small pill, you’ll shortly begin to feel yourself relax and your worries will melt away. Bear in mind that once you’ve taken the medicine you cannot operate a vehicle. A friend or family member will need to drive you to your appointment and back home again.
Once you arrive at Robison Dental Group, we’ll make sure you’re completely comfortable before we begin any procedure. Depending on the treatment that you’re having, a local anesthetic may be necessary. But by the time you’re settled in the dentist’s chair, you may feel like you’re sleeping and, therefore, have no recollection of any part of your procedure. In reality, you are awake enough to respond to Dr. Robison when he speaks to you during your treatment.
Call Our Office Today
To learn more about oral sedation dentistry, or to schedule that appointment you’ve been postponing, call Robison Dental Group. We conveniently serve patients in Canton, MI, as well as the surrounding areas of Ann Arbor, Northville, Westland, and Plymouth and beyond.
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February 14, 2014
Do you avoid going to the dentist? Many people do, often because of anxiety. But skipping appointments, whether a simple checkup or a more advanced procedure, is a bad idea. In the absence of care, you could develop cavities, gum disease, or another serious oral health condition.
You don’t have to live with dental fear forever, though. Using sedation dentistry, the team at Robison Dental Group in Canton can help you have a new kind of dental experience. Instead of feeling anxious or claustrophobic, you can feel relaxed and at peace.
That’s all thanks to the power of a small pill you’ll take just before your appointment begins, an approach known as oral sedation.
A patient who uses oral sedation to overcome anxiety will come through a dental appointment with little to no memory of the individual details of the appointment. What he or she will remember is feeling comfortable and anxiety-free while receiving important care.
If you’ll be using oral sedation for the first time, keep in mind that you’ll need to have a friend or family member drive you home afterward.
Do you have questions about what’s possible with oral sedation? Call Robison Dental Group in Canton today. Our doctors are happy to answer the questions you might have about dental anxiety, sedation dentistry, and oral sedation. We offer great care to patients from Canton, Ann Arbor, Northville, Westland, and Plymouth.
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November 29, 2012
When you have dental work done, the care doesn’t stop at the chair. Oftentimes, there are special care instructions, known as post-operative instructions, that you’ll need to follow immediately after the procedure to ensure you don’t undo the good work that was just done.
The helpful post-operative instructions you’ll receive from Robison Dental Group in Canton will help guide you through the recovery period and ensure your teeth remain healthy. Sometime they’re tips about sensations you may be feeling, and sometimes they’re specific tasks, such as brushing your teeth a certain way. Either way, they’re an important resource.
After your treatment, our trained staff will go over any restrictions or special instructions you’ll need to follow. You can also find a list of our post-operative instructions on our website for reference. There you’ll find instructions for numerous procedures, including crown and bridges, deep teeth cleaning, dentures, extractions, fillings, root canals, implants and gum surgery.
It is very important to follow the instructions carefully. After spending the time and effort to undergo these procedures, you don’t want to do something that could potentially negatively impact them.
If you have any additional questions after your treatment, feel free to call our Canton office! Our doctors are here to help with any questions or concerns you may have. At Robison Dental Group we’re committed to providing quality oral care to our patients from Canton, Ann Arbor, Northville, Westland and Plymouth!
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October 12, 2012
For many patients, anxiety is an impediment to essential oral care. But it doesn’t have to be the way. If you put off or avoid important dental visits because of fear, Dr. John and J.D. Robison have a simple but effective service known as oral sedation that can help you overcome your worries and get the treatment you need.
Oral sedation dentistry has been used by dentists for more than 30 years. It is an absolutely safe method of inducing feelings of peace and relaxation. What’s more, patients who choose oral sedation dentistry often remember little or nothing at all about their appointment afterwards.
Here’s how it works.
During your consultation with us, your doctor will write you a prescription for a commonly used sedative or anti-anxiety medication. Then, when you leave our Canton dental office, you’ll just need to have it filled so you can take your pill on the day of your next treatment.
Because of how powerful the effectives of oral sedation are, you’ll need to have a trusted companion—either a friend or a family member—with you to drive you to and from your appointment. By the next day you’ll be free to return to your regular activities with a healthier smile and improved confidence in your oral health.
To find out how oral sedation from Robison Dental Group can help you, give our Canton office a call today. We’re proud to provide patients from Canton, Ann Arbor, Northville, Westland, and Plymouth with excellent oral sedation dentistry.
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