- January 20, 2016
Your Comfort Is Top Priority At Holly Dental Care
Welcome back to another January edition of the Holly Dental Care blog! We are a pain-free dentistry practice in the Holly, Michigan area. Here, you will find a welcoming staff and a comfortable environment. And you will notice straightaway that our dental assistants are extremely compassionate. We try hard to make folks feel relaxed.
Truth be told, a lot of patients that call us have been away from the dentist for a while and are very embarrassed about the current condition of their mouth. Maybe you can relate?
The main thing that we want to convey to any anxious patients is that this is a guilt-free zone around here. We’re here to help you, not to judge you or make you feel worse.
Beyond putting you at ease mentally, we also have sedation dentistry available that will, in a more literal sense, put your remaining fears to rest.
Some of our sedation options include:
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. This works great for folks with mild anxiety and can be used in conjunction with any of our dental services.
If you are have a more severe case of dental anxiety, you probably won’t go to the dentist unless something is causing you so much pain that there just is no other option left. That won’t be good for you in the long run. As such, we want to try and make dental care more accessible by offering 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. Just to put it in proper perspective, 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. Sounds perfect, right?
Look, no two people are alike in their fears or preferences. We can take sedation dentistry even deeper if need be. Your health is too important not to find a workable solution. Obviously, if you have an intense aversion to the dentist, you are going to need a little more help feeling at ease. That’s alright, 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.
IV sedation will definitely make you feel very relaxed, and able to get through even our most intense procedures.
You will rest easy throughout your visit and remember little thereafter. How does that sound?
Overcome Your Fear At Holly Dental Care
There couldn’t be a better time to reclaim your oral health. We want to make it a pleasant and positive experience when you do return!
Contact us today to schedule your sedation dentistry appointment in Holly, MI!