- November 30, 2015
Working Through Dental Anxiety With Sedation
Welcome back to the Holly Dental Care oral health blog!
Your Holly, MI dentists are gearing up for Thanksgiving. We hope that you are ready too. We all have so much to be grateful for (besides a good excuse to over-eat and watch football). One thing that we should never take for granted is our health. It is hard enough to stay on the good road without creating obstacles for ourselves.
That’s why, around here, we take dental anxiety quite seriously. When you are anxious or fearful about coming to your next dental appointment, it can quickly create problems. Especially if you start avoiding us altogether.
Your overall wellness and happiness is too important to let it slide. As such, we want to make it easier for you to get the dental care that you need. Besides providing you with a welcoming (and comfortable) environment, we proudly offer sedation dentistry in an attempt to put your fears to rest.
Trust us, all we want is to get you back on track as quickly as possible. There won’t be any lectures or condescension from our team. And, depending on the severity of your anxiety, we can set you up with sedation in one of three forms:
Just say NO!
In the milder range of anxiety, you’re probably able to call our office and make an appointment when you need to. But once you’re getting ready to actually come here, your nerves might kick in, making it a real effort to barge through our doors. If this sounds like you, we can help you quickly relax with an inhalation sedation technique involving laughing gas.
For this method, we will administer nitrous oxide to you via a small mask that rests over your nose. You will breathe normally throughout your procedure, and our Holly Dental Care team can regulate the amount of sedation you receive.
If you suffer from mid-range dental anxiety, you are at a much greater risk of having problems. You want to ignore the situation in your mouth and hope that it just goes away on its own. You can bet that it won’t!
Moreover, you probably won’t go to the dentist unless something is causing you so much pain that there just is no other option left.
Even in this stage, we can help you relax sufficiently by supplying you with oral sedation.
Oral sedation is a prescription sedative that our team will arrange for you to take, usually about an hour before your appointment is scheduled to take place.
Oral sedation is far more intense than nitrous oxide, and will put you at ease for the duration of your visit.
You won’t remember much, and you’ll need someone to drive you home!
We can take it even deeper if need be. Your health is too important not to!
Obviously, if you have a severe aversion to the dentist, you are going to need a little more help feeling at ease.
In this range you might know that you have a condition that requires immediate dental care but you still can’t even think about making an appointment.
If that sounds like you, we can give you what is known as IV sedation.
This is a very direct and powerful method of sedation, and its effects will be felt almost immediately. For this technique, a sedative is delivered directly into your bloodstream by way of an intravenous injection.
This will definitely make you feel very relaxed, and able to get through even our most intense procedures.
You will rest easy and remember little!
We Can Help You Overcome Your Fear
When you let us know about your special needs, we promise to go easy on you.
Contact us today to schedule your sedation dentistry appointment in Holly, MI!
We will do whatever it takes to put your fears to rest.