For many people, going to the dentist is an anxiety-inducing experience. Our Cadillac dentists have treated a fair amount of fearful patients and our goal is to help you overcome any negative emotions associated with dental care. We can administer numbing without pain and offer calming sedation in the form of laughing gas.
What Is Sedation Dentistry?
Sedation dentistry is designed to help patients of all ages feel calmer and more relaxed during their time inside our Cadillac dental office. Under this type of sedation, you won’t be fully asleep or unconscious. Instead, you’ll be awake but much less interested with procedures taking place.
At LifeSmiles Dentistry, our dentists primarily use laughing gas because of its easy administration, effectiveness, and ability to wear off quickly when discontinued. All you need to do is breathe it in through the nosepiece we put on before getting started and you’ll experience the calming effects in just a few minutes. Bonus: you can drive yourself home afterward!
Who Benefits From Sedation Dentistry?
For some patients, making it through even a mundane teeth cleaning appointment can be overwhelming. While fear is often a motivating factor for the use of dental sedation, individuals with a decreased sensitivity to local anesthesia or special needs may also benefit from this option.
You may find sedation helpful if you have:
- Dental anxiety
- A fear of needles
- Very sensitive teeth
- Trouble controlling movements
- A hypersensitive gag reflex
Our Dentists Can Help You Relax
Being in the dental chair does not have to be stressful. In fact, our family dentists in Cadillac, MI, can make each experience you have in our office a relaxing one with sedation. If you’d like to know more about sedation for your next visit, call LifeSmiles Dentistry today at (231) 775-8281 or request an appointment online.