ORAL SEDATION DENTISTRY – Anxiety-free Procedures
Let’s face it … going to the dentist can be a nerve-racking experience. How many times have you wished that you could just sleep right through your appointment? Well, we off a solution, its called oral conscious sedation. It’s called conscious because you are still aware of where you are, and sedation because you are so relaxed and comfortable that you don’t focus on your immediate surroundings.
What is Oral Sedation?
It’s really easy – just take a small pill orally, prescribed by your dentist, prior to your appointment. Our sedation team will provide you with the details for when and how to take your pill.
Advantages of Oral Sedation:
- Easy to administer – just swallow a small pill
- It is safe and easy to monitor
- Works well for most people
- Shorter time for treatment – more can be done in one visit
Virtually any procedure can be done using Oral Sedation – anxiety-free, safe, and comfortable.
We also offer FREE Nitrous Oxide (“laughing gas”). Call us if you have any other questions concerning Oral Sedation Dentistry or nitrous oxide. We look forward to speaking with you!
Your first visit to our Jenison office will include a thorough dental exam by the dentist in order to make an initial assessment. A preventative plan will be recommended, where you will come in for regular check-ups to include:• Cleaning and polishing: The cleaning will consist of removal of tartar, which has hardened on the teeth over time, along with the sticky plaque that has formed over the teeth. Plaque is a formation of bacteria and build up that will eventually cause inflammation. The dental instruments and techniques we use will safely remove this build up, followed by a polishing that removes stains and enhances the cleaning.• Gum evaluation and treatment: Your gums and the bone supporting your teeth will be checked for disease.• Oral cancer screening: The lips, tongue, throat, neck and gums are examined for any possible signs of oral cancer.• X-rays: A full set of SAFE dental x-rays are performed and are crucial for giving the dentist information such as state of bone loss (if any), development deviations, abscesses, teeth coming in at the wrong position, tumors and other issues hiding within the teeth and gums. Early detection is important in treating many oral health issues.• Investigation of existing work: Checking current crowns, bridges, fillings, etc. are done to check for any damage or need for replacement.