- August 15, 2016
What comes to mind when you think of the dentist office?
Maybe you remember a dentist who was critical of you when you were a child. Maybe you remember an instance when your dental care was a little too painful.
Maybe you remember fighting not to gag as someone made impressions of your teeth.
Or maybe you remember being bothered by the sound of the drill.
Frankly, if any of those sound familiar, we don’t blame you for avoiding the dentist for years. We wish you hadn’t, but we understand.
At Holly Dental Care, we take pride in providing a comfortable environment for family dentistry. We want kids to feel safe and respected, and we want adults to feel like they can relax.
Our dentists want to provide pain-free, worry-free, stress-free dental care for Holly, MI, and nearby communities.
Are You Comfortable?
Our priorities are helping every patient have the healthiest mouth that he or she can and helping each patient feel comfortable as long as he or she is in our office.
This is something that every member of our team understands. We believe every patient deserve to be treated with compassion. We know that the dentist can lead to feelings of anxiety, and we want to do whatever we can to let you know that you are with people who care about you, your family, and your oral health.
We are more than happy to provide you with a neck pillow or a blanket to help you feel as cozy as possible during your visit.
We can give you some water if you are thirsty, and we had headphones if you would want to distract yourself during your dental cleaning or other procedure.
And please let us know if there is anything we can do that will help you relax.
We proudly consider ourselves a patient-centered practice. What we do, we do for you.
Peace Of Mind
When we say we want you to feel comfortable, we don’t just mean creature comforts. We want you to feel emotionally comfortable as well.
Every member of our team is here to support you.
You won’t get lectured if your teeth aren’t perfect. We will let you know if we see signs of a cavity or gum disease, and then together we can develop a plan to get your mouth back into its healthiest state.
We will be happy to answer any questions you have about your at-home hygiene routine. We want to help you however we can.
That approach extends to children as well. We know that many patients who have dental anxiety developed it as a result of experiences they had when they were children.
We want your kids to see our dentist office as a place where people are here to help them. We want to build relationships that encourage your children to see dentist offices as places where they know people care about them.
We also know that overcoming dental anxiety isn’t always easy. Sometimes patients need more than a blanket and some music to feel relaxed.
This is why we offer three levels of sedation dentistry in our practice. Whether you have mild or severe anxiety, we have an option that will work for you.
Again, we will be glad to answer any question you may have about dental sedation, but here is a quick overview of your options.
- Nitrous Oxide
This is the mildest form of sedation dentistry. It’s extremely simple. We slip a mask over your nose. You inhale the gas, and you start to feel a calming sensation.
Sedation has an analgesic effect, which means you won’t feel any pain during your procedure, and most of the time, you won’t remember much (if anything) about your treatment.
At the end, you exhale any gas that still in your system and you return to feeling like yourself again.
- Oral Sedation
This is stronger. The effects last longer, and you must make arrangements for someone else to give you a ride to and from our office.
You will take a dose of anti-anxiety medication. This will cause you to feel drowsy or you may fall asleep. Again, you won’t feel any pain, and you probably won’t remember your visit.
When you do wake up, you can feel good knowing that you received the dental care that you needed, however.
- IV Sedation
This is the strongest form of sedation that we offer. As with oral sedation, someone else will need to drive you home since you will feel the effects for some time after you leave.
IV sedation is generally reserved for patients with severe dental anxiety or patients who are undergoing complex dental procedures.
Please Ask Us Anything
Our dentist office is located in Holly, MI, and we would be glad to get to know you and your family.