Does the thought of visiting the dentist make you uncomfortable or anxious? Is so, you should know that you’re part of a very large group. An estimated 130 million people in the country experience anxiety at the thought of visiting the dentist. At Douglas A. Callow, D.D.S in Plymouth, MI, we;ll show you how you can have your most relaxed dental appointment ever!
Our staff are highly experienced in helping patients relax and remain at ease while they’re in our office. We know that’s not always enough for some people, however. Whether your reason for fearing the dentist is due to a bad experience with a dentist in the past or something else, we proudly offer inhaled dental sedation.
Inhaled Dental Sedation Is The Answer
Inhaled sedation has been used for many decades. You might have heard it referred to as laughing gas because it induces a sense of giddiness and euphoria in many people.
Inhaled dental sedation has a superb safety record, so you needn’t worry. In fact, once you begin to breathe the mixture of air and gas, you almost certainly won’t worry! We can adjust the flow to help you reach just the right state of relaxation and comfort. And, you’ll still be able to communicate with us and to respond to questions and instructions.
Once we stop the flow of gas, the effects wear off very quickly. You should be able to drive yourself to and from your appointment.
Other Benefits of Inhaled Dental Sedation
Even if the thought of visiting the dentist doesn’t bother you, inhaled sedation can make your visits much easier:
- We can use gas to make the numbing injections (local anesthesia) easier if you. This is very helpful for people who have difficulty becoming numb or really dislike needles.
- With inhaled sedation you can remain relaxed for long periods of time, meaning that it’s far easier to complete long procedures.
- If you have sensitive teeth or a sensitive gag reflex, you’ll find those aren’t a problem during your procedure with gaseous sedation.
So Safe, Children Can Have It, Too
Inhaled dental sedation can be adjusted to the age, size, and physical condition of almost anyone. That makes it the sedation of choice for children when something is needed to make dental appointments something they can look forward to, rather than something to dread.
If one or more of your children is fearful about the dentist, we invite you to see the difference that inhaled dental sedation can make at Douglas A. Callow, D.D.S in Plymouth, MI.
Don’t Let Dental Anxiety Endanger Your Teeth
Regular dental cleanings and examinations are vital for keeping your teeth healthy and strong. With the warm, comforting, and reassuring manner of our staff, plus inhaled dental sedation, you and your family can turn dreaded dental appointments into “no big deal.”
If you’re in the Plymouth, MI area, call our Douglas A. Callow, D.D.S at 734-404-7336 to schedule an appointment for yourself or a family member.