Sedation Dentistry in Birmingham, MI

Comfortable Visits With Our Birmingham Dentist

At Premier Birmingham Dentistry, we’ll help you feel comfortable and relaxed during your dental visits with the help of sedation dentistry. It’s not uncommon to feel anxious about visiting the dentist. However, many patients may miss routine dental cleanings and checkups due to anxiety, which can further harm their oral health. 

Our Birmingham, MI dentist, Dr. Stone, provides nitrous oxide for patients wanting to calm their nerves and feel at ease while sitting in the dental chair. 

What Is Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry focuses on relieving anxiety and pain through sedation techniques. Dental sedation is beneficial for those who are sensitive to the sights, sounds, and feelings of dental work. 

Dr. Stone is qualified to administer nitrous oxide at Premier Birmingham Dentistry. If you’re fearful of visiting the dentist, call our dental office at (248) 644-8520, and we can discuss sedation with you to determine if you would benefit.

Who Needs Sedation Dentistry?

There are various reasons patients may need sedation dentistry. If you fall under any of these categories, talk to Dr. Stone at your consultation, and he’ll discuss your sedation options. 

  • Dental phobia — Extreme anxiety or fear of visiting the dentist is more common than you think. Up to 20 percent of people suffer from dental phobia. With sedation dentistry, patients can feel at ease and don’t have to worry about missing essential dental cleanings and checkups. 
  • Sensitive teeth —Dealing with extremely sensitive teeth can create uncomfortable dental visits. Our sedation options can dull the sensations of routine cleanings and allow you to relax throughout the entire appointment. 
  • Gag reflex — Suffering from a sensitive gag reflex can make your dental visits uncomfortable. Sedation dentistry can make your dental visits much more tolerable.
  • Difficulty remaining still — We know that some people may have trouble sitting still in the dental chair while undergoing cleanings. Dental sedation can allow you to feel relaxed and minimize movement. 
  • Complex procedures — If you’re undergoing a complex cosmetic or restorative dental treatment, dental sedation is often necessary. It will help you feel relaxed and ease any pain.
Young woman receiving nitrous oxide at our Birmingham dental office

Benefits of Dental Sedation

Sedation dentistry is a popular option as patients experience many benefits, including:

  • Anxiety-free dentistry
  • Comfortable and worry-free dental care
  • Focus on safety
  • Simple yet effective
  • Better oral health

To learn more about our sedation options at our Birmingham dental office, call us at (248) 644-8520.

Types of Sedation Dentistry

Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, is a low-level sedation option that can be used at almost any dental visit. It will make you feel very relaxed, your pain will subside, and your appointment will pass by quickly. Our Birmingham dental professionals will administer nitrous oxide to you through a small mask worn over your nose throughout your procedure.

The effects of nitrous oxide will wear off as soon as the mask is removed, and you’ll feel back to normal. This type of dental sedation can be used on both adults and children safely with no side effects. Our dentist and team will monitor you throughout your procedure, ensuring you’re completely safe and comfortable. 

Oral Conscious Sedation

Oral conscious sedation is administered in the form of a pill that you’ll swallow before your procedure. While this form of sedation won’t put you to sleep, you’ll be much less aware of your surroundings and you’ll be in a state of relaxation. This is referred to as “twilight sleep.”

Time will pass by quickly, so your appointment will feel like it took almost no time before it’s done. The sedation may take a while to wear off, so you’ll need to make sure someone else is with you and can safely drive you home.

*Oral conscious sedation is not offered at our Birmingham dental practice.

IV Sedation

IV (Intravenous) sedation is another conscious form of sedation to help you feel relaxed. You’ll experience minimal awareness of your surroundings with little to no memory of the procedure with IV sedation. The sedation is administered through a needle inserted into a vein. Effects of IV sedation take effect immediately. 

*IV sedation is not offered at our Birmingham dental practice.

Frequently Asked Questions

Forget Your Fears at Premier Birmingham Dentistry

If you dread visiting the dentist, Dr. Stone can help make it easier and allow you to feel comfortable. Sedation dentistry can be a life-changing experience as you’ll be able to get the dental care you need without feeling anxious or discomfort. 

To schedule an appointment at Premier Birmingham Dentistry, call our dental office at (248) 644-8520. You can also request an appointment online. We’ve worked with patients around the Birmingham area including Berkley, Clawson, and Beverly Hills, MI.

Premier Birmingham Dentistry

751 Chestnut St Ste 204
Birmingham, MI 48009

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