Many adults suffer from dental anxiety or have a fear of the sights and sounds at the dental office. This prevents some people from receiving necessary preventive care and treatments to keep their oral health on the right track. At Healthy Smiles Dental Care, we aim to accommodate all of our patients and create a relaxing and welcoming environment. For our patients with dental phobias, we offer oral conscious and nitrous oxide sedation dentistry in our Flint, MI dental office to help you feel more comfortable in the treatment chair.
For patients with moderate dental anxiety, we offer oral conscious sedation. We’ll prescribe you a pill that you’ll take about an hour before your appointment. That way, you’ll feel relaxed as soon as you step foot in our dental office. You’ll need to have a trusted friend or family member bring you to and from the appointment. We’ll work quickly and efficiently to finish the treatment. Once complete, you’ll be able to go home and relax for the rest of the day as the effects of the sedation wear off.
Nitrous oxide sedation is a simple and easy method that we can administer in-office to help you feel more relaxed. We’ll place a small nose mask on your face that will allow you to breathe in the odorless and colorless gas. Within a matter of minutes, you’ll begin to feel a euphoric wave wash over you. Once your treatment is complete, we’ll remove the mask. As soon as the effects wear off, which usually happens within three to five minutes, you’ll be able to proceed with your day as you normally would.