Anxiety can cause people to avoid dental visits. This can lead to cavities, gum disease, root canal infections, and tooth loss.
Dental sedation helps patients achieve a relaxed state, allowing them to undergo the treatment they need for a healthy smile.
There are many reasons why patients choose to take advantage of sedation dentistry at the Cosmetic Dentistry Institute in Troy, MI...
Patients with a Variety of Needs Can Benefit from This Service
Dental PhobiaIt's estimated that up to 20 percent of people suffer from a fear of the dentist. Sedation dentistry allows you to calmly undergo checkups and cleanings.
Sensitive Gag ReflexA sensitive gag reflex can make dental visits extremely unpleasant. Sedation dentistry helps make dental procedures more tolerable for people who experience this issue.
Very Sensitive TeethSevere tooth sensitivity can make routine dental examinations more uncomfortable than they need to be. Dental sedation can make your visit far more relaxing.
Difficulty Remaining StillSitting still in a dentist's chair can be challenging for some people, especially if they have cerebral palsy or Parkinson's Disease. Sedation dentistry can make visits much easier and more comfortable.
Enhancing Smiles with the Help of Sedation Dentistry
How This Service Works: What Our Guests Can Expect
Achieving a Relaxed State
Sedation techniques are not the same as general anesthesia. Patients are not unconscious during visits. Instead, they are in a tranquil, semi-conscious state known as twilight sleep. They can respond to the dentist during treatment, but they will not experience worry during dental procedures.
We provide three different sedation options: nitrous oxide, oral sedation, and IV sedation. All of these options help patients achieve a state of deep relaxation while visiting the dentist. Nitrous oxide provides light sedation that subsides quickly. Oral and IV sedation have stronger effects.
Dentists Who Put Your Comfort First: Dentistry without Anxiety in Troy, MI
The Cosmetic Dentistry Institute is a dental practice that puts your needs first. Your comfort and the health of your teeth and gums are our top priorities, which is why we go the extra mile to make you feel welcome.
Dr. Craig Goldin received training in IV sedation at the Montefiore Medical Center In New York. This specific training in IV sedation means that patients can expect each visit to our dental practice to be calm, free from worry, and focused on wellness. Dr. Marcy Goldin and Dr. David Whalen both use their years of experience to provide compassionate care that puts a patient's mind at ease. The staff maintains a caring environment designed to help patients relax from the moment they enter the door.
Want to learn more about how you can benefit from this service? We welcome patients throughout Troy, Birmingham, and Bloomfield, MI, to schedule a consultation with our dentists online or call
"I Walked Out After Two Sleepy Visits a New Man."
This is by far the absolute best dentistry experience that I have ever had! I believe I was seen by Dr. Wahlen. I went in to get two teeth extracted in which everyone knows getting root canals can be one of the most scariest and stressful things. The service was quick. The teeth were out and I was pain-free before I could even panic lol the staff was very kind & caring I would highly recommend this place.View On Google
The staff is incredibly detailed, professional, and caring. Shall we talk about Dr. Goldin? He’s an artist, a magician, and in my case a miracle worker. I walked into his office petrified of the dentist, horribly self conscious of my smile, and mentally a mess from previous dental work done elsewhere. I walked out after two sleepy visits a new man. I’ve smiled more the last year than I have in the past ten and I owe that all to Dr Goldin and his dream team! Thank you!View On Google
Types of Dental Sedation
Also known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide is the lightest level of conscious sedation available. Patients inhale the nitrous oxide in order to achieve a state of relaxation. This method wears off quickly, and patients can drive themselves home after treatment.
Oral sedation involves the use of a sedative in pill form. This is taken before visiting the dental practice. By the time you arrive, you will be in a relaxed state. You will need to arrange a ride to and from your dental appointment.
For deep levels of relaxation, we offer intravenous sedatives. This allows us precise control over the level of sedation, which can be actively adjusted throughout treatment. Arrange a ride to and from your appointment if you choose this method.
The Sedation Process: What You Can Expect
Administering the Sedative
The first step is making sure the patient reaches a relaxed state. Our compassionate dentists will note how you're feeling and do our best to comfort you as you ease into twilight sleep. We start dental treatment once we confirm that you are relaxed.
Relaxed Dental Care
As you sit wrapped in a blanket and free from fear and discomfort, our team of respected professionals can work on your teeth. Guests in this state of deep relaxation barely notice the time pass, even when they're undergoing lengthy and involved dental procedures.
Assistance Returning Home
Once the dental work is done and your visit is over, it's important that guests receiving oral or IV sedation have a loved one help them get home. This is just a precaution to ensure that patients do not operate vehicles or travel alone while coming out of sedation.