Sedation Dentist – Canton, MI
Keeping Calm with the Help of Your Sedation Dentist
Dental fear is one of the main reasons people skip visiting the dentist as often as they should. This leads to serious oral health problems that could’ve otherwise been avoided, and we want to see your oral health thrive. That’s why we offer sedation dentistry, making your visits more relaxing. Using oral sedation, any procedure can be performed in comfort. In fact, you might not even really remember that you’ve been to the dentist once it’s all said and done!
Why Choose Robison Dental Group for Sedation Dentistry?
- Sedation available for any procedure
- Able to calm nerves & prevent physical discomfort
- Patient comfort is always priority #1
Oral Conscious Sedation
Oral sedation dentistry has been around for over 30 years and can be safely performed in our Canton dental office. Robison Dental Group will go over your medical history to make sure you’re a good candidate for oral sedation. Then you simply take a pill on the day of your treatment, have a trusted companion bring you to our office, and lie back while we perform your dental care procedure.
Nitrous Oxide Sedation
Nitrous oxide, also known as “laughing gas,” has been used for more than 100 years to help anxious dental patients, and it’s so gentle that it’s even safe for young children. A patient simply breathes in the odorless gas through a small nasal mask, and within minutes, they should feel a warm blanket of calm come over their entire body. It can also lower a patient’s ability to feel any kind of physical discomfort. The mask will stay on for the entire appointment, and once it’s removed, the gas’ effects will go away almost immediately, meaning a patient can go straight back to their day.
Come Enjoy Dental Care without the Stress
Overcoming your dental fears is a team effort at Robison Dental Group, and you don’t have to go through this alone. Allow us to provide you with oral sedation dentistry and wake up with a healthier, more beautiful smile.
Sedation Dentistry FAQs
At Robison Dental Group, we understand that going to the dentist can be a scary experience for some people, that’s why we are dedicated to helping dental anxiety in Canton. If you’re still wondering whether sedation dentistry is a good solution that will allow you to feel comfortable and relaxed while you receive the care you need, don’t hesitate to contact our office. We’ve answered some common questions we receive from our patients below for your convenience.
How will I feel during my appointment?
For both oral conscious and nitrous oxide sedation, you’ll be mostly awake during your procedure, although you won’t be able to remember a majority of details about it. The feeling during sedation varies from person to person, but it typically makes patients relaxed and tingly. Once the oral conscious sedation or nitrous oxide takes effect, all of your anxiety, stress, and worry will gradually disappear, allowing your dentist in Canton to work quickly and efficiently.
How will I feel after sedation?
At Robison Dental Group, we offer both oral conscious sedation as well as nitrous oxide. Oral conscious sedation may result in side-effects such as drowsiness, headaches, and nausea. Depending on the strength of your prescription and how long your appointment is estimated to last, the effects can linger as long as eight hours before they disappear.
For nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, most patients don’t experience any negative after effects, although a small number of people have reported nausea, headaches, and increased sleepiness. After your mask is removed in the treatment room, the effects of the sedation will begin to wear off almost immediately, allowing you to carry on with your day.
Can sedation dentistry be used on people who aren’t scared?
Sedation dentistry in Canton isn’t just for patients who feel scared. Some patients with certain medical conditions or who simply have a hard time sitting still can also benefit. It can be difficult to sit through a long procedure, especially if you easily get uncomfortable or have a sensitive gag reflex. Luckily, your sedation dentist will be able to work more quickly and easily when your urge to move or gag is stifled. That way, you can be in and out of our office before you know it!
What do I need to do to prepare for my appointment?
Before we prescribe your pill or administer any nitrous oxide, we’ll give you thorough directions to follow. Sometimes, you may need to restrict what you eat and drink before your appointment. We will most likely also suggest that someone you trust, such as a family member or close friend, drops you off and picks you up from your appointment. It’s also important to remember that, depending on the dosage you’re given and your unique reaction to the sedation, you may need to take the rest of the day off to recover from your appointment.