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.Doctor Douglas Callow on relieving severe dental anxiety Read Transcript
Patients with more severe anxiety can oftentimes benefit by receiving a prescription for anti-anxiety medications to help relax them and help them to take the edge off of their dental fears. Many of these oral medications work real well with laughing gas or nitrous oxide, and can help patients to relax and feel more comfortable while they receive their dental treatment.
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 Nitrous Oxide for Sedation
Nitrous oxide, also called “laughing gas,” is the most common form of dental sedation – and for good reason. It creates a sense of mild euphoria in most people that works well in overcoming dental anxiety.
We use nitrous oxide because:
- It it 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 nitrous oxide 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, nitrous makes it easier for us to administer local anesthesia.
- Nitrous 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.