Regular visits to the dentist are crucial to maintaining your oral health, but there are some people who put off treatment for years out of fear of going to the dentist. Kellogg Dental is pleased to offer our patients the comfort, ease, and safety of sedation dentistry. If you experience fear or anxiety when you go to the dentist, have a hard time sitting still for extended periods of time, or have difficulty becoming and staying numb from anesthetics, then sedation dentistry may be for you.
So, what is sedation dentistry? Put simply, it is a simple, relaxing way to experience dentistry. Kellogg Dental uses sedation dentistry to provide our patients who experience anxiety when visiting the dentist with a variety of safe and comfortable dental treatments. If you are nervous about being unconscious during your dental procedure, Kellogg Dental offers three different levels of sedation: mild, moderate, and deep. Patients who are administered a mild sedative experience a slightly reduced state of consciousness in which they retain the ability to breathe and respond to tactile stimulation and verbal commands on their own. Moderate sedation places patients in a drug-induced state of awareness during their procedure; they will be able to respond to verbal commands either independently or with the aid of light tactile stimulation. Patients who undergo deep sedation dentistry often have no memory of the procedure.
There is no need to be nervous about undergoing sedation dentistry at Kellogg Dental, our respectful and professional staff is licensed by the American Dental Association. Kellogg Dental is proud to have IV certified and licensed practitioners on staff. They have received additional specialty training and have been legally certified by the Michigan Board of Dentistry to administer medical drugs that alter a patient's consciousness for comfortable, painless treatment.
Contact our office today at 517-618-0987 to schedule a consultation, learn more about sedation dentistry, and find out which sedation dentistry method best suits your needs.