Sedation Dentistry Because Your Comfort is Our Priority
Some people tremble at the mere thought of the dental drill. Others put off necessary dental treatments for years, putting up with pain and discomfort out of fear of the dentist’s office. Other people have had traumatic dental experiences that have made them anxious about going to the dentist.
Well, no more. We believe everyone should receive the dental treatment they need, with no added jitters. The option of sedation dentistry offers comfort and ease for our patients in Troy, Birmingham, Bloomfield, Royal Oak, Rochester Hills and Detroit, Michigan. Sedation dentistry allows us to take the fear out of our patients who experience any type of dental anxiety and helps them to be completely relaxed during treatment, while still remaining awake and responsive.
Candidates for Sedation Dentistry
Patients from all over the Troy and Detroit metro area of Michigan have benefited from sedation dentistry. Candidates for sedation dentistry are people who have fear or anxiety about dental treatments; those who have trouble getting numb, have a sensitive gag reflex, or very sensitive teeth; or those who hate the shots, smells, noises and tastes associated with dental care. It is also an effective solution for people who are embarrassed about their teeth, or who want to take care of a series of complex dental problems in just one visit, rather than six or eight.
To better serve our patients, Dr. Craig Goldin has undergone the special training needed to become certified in IV sedation. Also known as "deep conscious sedation," this technique allows medication to be administered directly into the bloodstream, where it’s more effective than medication taken orally and can be easily adjusted.
The advantage of this sedation dentistry technique is that the level of medication can be immediately increased if the patient is not sedated enough. Your vital signs will be continually monitored to ensure that you are relaxed throughout the dental procedure. You will be awake and responsive during your treatment, but in a deep state of relaxation and will probably not remember the procedure. Like standard sedation dentistry, IV sedation requires you to have a companion drive you to and from your appointment.
IV sedation is best for patients who experience moderate to severe dental anxiety.
If you live in the Troy, Birmingham, Bloomfield, Rochester Hills, Royal Oak or Detroit, Michigan areas and might be a candidate for sedation dentistry, contact the Cosmetic Dentistry Institute today.
Is Sedation Dentistry Safe?
Yes, sedation dentistry of this type is completely safe. While you are sedated, we will be using our latest medical technology to monitor you. Additionally, we will have someone with you at all times to monitor your vital signs.
Our patients in the Troy, Birmingham, Bloomfield, Rochester Hills, Royal Oak and Detroit areas have found that sedation dentistry can make complex, long, or painful dental visits a breeze, no matter how sensitive, squeamish, or fearful they are. Sedation dentistry allows us to easily treat your dental problems and release you to your companion with little or no memory of the visit.
What is Sedation Dentistry Like?
Sedation dentistry is now easier than ever, requiring nothing more than taking a pill prior to treatment. Our cosmetic dentists will give you the pill to take before coming into your appointment. Drowsiness and calm will set in before you arrive at our office; for this reason, we require that a companion drive you to and from your appointment.
Upon arriving at our office, we will put you in our comfort room wrapped in a warm blanket. You will be attached to a monitor to keep track of your vital signs throughout the visit.
This type of sedation dentistry allows our patients to remain awake and responsive during treatments while staying calm, relaxed, and unable to feel pain.
Our cosmetic dentists will give you an oral pill to take before coming into your appointment or we will start an IV Sedation.