Recent research shows that the fear of dental treatment affects a significant proportion of patients. Almost half of the participants were classified into the group of moderate to a high degree of fear of dental procedures. Thankfully, advancements in science and methods of dealing with anxiety enable all of us struggling with dental phobia to feel comfortable in the dental chair. Sedation is an effective method used at dental homes to calm patients down without the loss of awareness.
Sedation is relaxation without loss of consciousness. It involves reducing the central nervous system activity without harmful side effects in both adults and children alike. For this purpose, the patient is given an appropriate pharmacological sedative agent. The patient has an active awareness, although sometimes partially limited. They may feel drowsy and, at the same time, stop feeling tense and anxious. This method is accepted and embraced with enthusiasm by patients who are afraid of dental procedures.
At Great Lakes Dental Excellence, we implement different types of sedation techniques, including I.V. sedation, where our skilled team administers the drug into your bloodstream, putting you safely into a state of pure relaxation and comfort. While often referred to as sleep sedation, I.V. sedation is not meant to put you to sleep. However, many patients feel so relaxed and at ease that they fall asleep and may forget a thing or two about their visit.
We care about your oral health, and if dental phobia is what keeps you away from getting the dental care you deserve, we will work with you to make that happen.
Our digital x-rays and impressions are designed for our patients’ comfort.
Dental care is affordable with our interest-free financing options.
Our digital scans eliminate unpleasant, goopy impression material while increasing accuracy.
Your records are safe at our digital, paperless and eco-friendly dental office.
Our team is made up of caring, helpful, and knowledgeable individuals.
Our team is trained to not only treat oral health problems but also provide top preventative services.