You’ll Stay Relaxed with Dental Sedation

We’re old pros at easing dental anxiety in our Plymouth, MI dentist office. Douglas A. Callow, DDS has been a dentist for 36 years and an awarded membership in Omicron Kappa Upsilon, and the rest of our team also has plenty of experience in soothing nerves. In addition, we use patient-friendly technology to keep your procedures quick and comfortable.

Dr. Douglas Callow on Relieving Severe Dental Anxiety Read Transcript

Despite that, you might feel anxious about your dental treatment. If you do, dental sedation options can help relax you. For dentistry with soothing sedation, call Douglas A. Callow, DDS at 734-404-7336.

We Use Inhaled Sedation

Inhaled sedation is the most common form of dental sedation – and for good reason. It creates a sense of mild euphoria in most people that work well in overcoming dental anxiety.

We use inhaled sedation because:

  • It is so safe, it can be given to children.
  • It is administered through a small mask you wear over your nose.
  • It is easy to adjust the amount you receive during your treatment.
  • You can still easily respond to instructions or other communication.
  • It wears off within minutes after your procedure. You should even be able to drive yourself home.

Sedation Dentistry Isn’t Just for Anxiety

While inhaled sedation is great at easing dental anxiety, it is useful for other situations as well. Among them:

  • If you experience difficulty getting numb or dislike needles, gas makes it easier for us to administer local anesthesia.
  • Gaseous sedation can make it easier to complete lengthy procedures by keeping you relaxed.
  • It dulls sensitivity that can make it tough to complete a procedure, such as a gag reflex or sensitive teeth.

To find out what sedation options can make in your dental treatment, call Douglas A. Callow, DDS at 734-404-7336. Or use our online form to book a visit to our Plymouth, MI dentist office. You’ll find our office on General Drive, not far from Westland Shopping Center.

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Video: Dr. Douglas A. Callow on Relieving Severe Dental Anxiety of Patients

When dental anxiety gets severe, Dr. Callow offers different sedation options to relieve anxiety. Nitrous oxide or laughing gas are one of the great options. Learn more about sedation options - Call Douglas A. Callow, DDS office at 734-404-7336 or visit our website at for more details. --- Michigan native Douglas A. Callow, DDS grew up in Allen Park and attended the University of Michigan for both his undergraduate degrees and dental school. After graduating from UMDS in 1981, he was awarded membership in Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the national dental honor society. FOLLOW US: