Sedation Dentistry Ann Arbor
Many patients have had traumatic experiences in dentistry or have other anxieties about their treatment. At Embree Dentistry, we strive to meet your individual comfort needs. For our patients with anxiety, sedation dentistry may be the answer. Sedation and anesthesia are critical components to many dental procedures and can help to relieve stress or anxiety about the appointment. We offer a few different sedation options, from nitrous oxide to oral sedatives. These have different effects and are applied separately depending on the situation.
The key to sedation for children is strict supervision while the child is sedated, and a firm grasp of the sedative being used. Our staff are highly trained in administering all of our sedation options, and will closely monitor your child through the entire procedure.
Dental SedationNitrous oxide is a valuable sedation tool that allows us to offer our patients a needle-free sedation option. We simply place a mask over your nose and allow you to breathe a mixture of nitrous oxide and oxygen. This produces a calming effect that most people find enjoyable and relaxing.
If you suffer from pre-visit-anxiety, we can give you an oral sedative that you can take before your appointment, which will take the edge off of your visit from beginning to end. Both of these sedation options require that you bring a friend or family member to chauffeur you home following the appointment.
Is Sedation a Good Idea?Sedation should be considered a tool that helps your overall oral hygiene and health. If you are too worried about your dental appointment and you end up not visiting our office because of it, that hurts your overall oral hygiene. Dental sedation can help those who are too worried about going to the dentist, to have a productive dental visit or procedure, and that should be considered an overall win for your oral health.
Everyone knows that brushing and flossing every day is an important part of keeping your oral hygiene in tip-top condition. What many people tend to forget is that bi-annual dental visit is the other key ingredient to keeping your mouth in great shape. If fear or anxiety is stopping you from coming in for a dental check-up, make sure to ask us about our sedation options, and we will make sure that you have a comfortable experience.
Call us today at (734) 973-0000 to schedule your appointment.