Sedation Dentistry in Birmingham, MI

Ease Your Dental Anxiety

If you feel anxious about visiting the dentist, you’re not alone. Many patients struggle with dental fear and anxiety, causing them to miss regular checkups, leading to possible untreated dental issues. Luckily, at Birmingham Dentistry, Dr. Stone offers safe sedation options to help our patients feel comfortable and at ease during their treatments. 

What is Sedation Dentistry?

Dental sedation is used to help patients relax while in the dental chair. It can help if you feel afraid or anxious, and sedation is very useful for people who are sensitive to the sights, sounds, or feelings of dental work.

Dr. Stone is qualified to administer nitrous oxide in his dental practice. He’ll make sure you’re comfortable and safe throughout the entire procedure, so you can relax while we take care of your beautiful smile.

Safe Sedation Methods

Nitrous Oxide

Also known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide is low-level sedation that can be used for most dental visits. Nitrous oxide will make you feel very relaxed, your pain will be eased, and your appointment will pass by quickly. 

The nitrous oxide gas is administered through a small mask that you wear over your nose throughout your procedure. Its effects wear off soon after the mask is removed so you should feel back to normal quickly and you can safely drive yourself home.

Nitrous oxide can be used in both adults and children safely, with no side effects. Our professional dental team will monitor you throughout the procedure, ensuring you or your child is completely safe and comfortable.

Oral Conscious Sedation*

Oral conscious sedation is administered in the form of a pill that you’ll swallow prior to 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. 

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 practice.

Is Sedation Right for Me?

If you’ve experienced one or more of the following situations, then sedation dentistry can be a great option for you:

  • A fear of dental work
  • A terrible past dental experience
  • Are difficult to numb
  • A bad gag reflex
  • Have sensitive teeth
  • Have complex dental problems
  • Have a fear of needles
  • Have a sensitivity to smells and tastes related to dental work
  • Have a physical condition that does not allow traditional dental work

Frequently Asked Questions

Forget Your Fears With Sedation Dentistry

If you dread dental appointments, Dr. Stone can help make it easier for you. Sedation can be a life-changing experience because you’ll be able to get the dental care you need without feeling discomfort or anxiety while in our office. 

For more information about sedation dentistry and to find out if it’s the right option for you, contact our Birmingham office by calling (248)-644-8520. You can also fill out our online contact form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Birmingham Dentistry

751 Chestnut St Ste 204
Birmingham, MI 48009

Office Hours

Monday
10am – 7pm
Tuesday
8am – 5pm
Wednesday
7am – 3pm
Thursday
7am – 5pm
Friday
Closed
Saturday
8am – 2pm
Sunday
Closed
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