If you have claustrophobia, you avoid enclosed spaces. If you have arachnophobia, you stay away from spiders. Fair enough! But if you fear the dentist, you may be inclined to avoid checkups. At Ray McKinley DDS & Brittany McKinley-Holloway DDS — McKinley General, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry in Shelby Township MI, we know this is a bad idea.
The connection between your dental health and overall health is by now well-established. Skipping regular checkups due to fear, or any other reason, puts your general health at risk, too.
Help Is Here
A solution that works is sedation dentistry. We offer two types: minimal sedation and moderate sedation.
- Minimal Sedation: You might know it as laughing gas. This option lets you stay relaxed, and even euphoric, throughout your appointment .
- Moderate Sedation: This involves taking a prescribed sedative an hour or so before your appointment. It won’t put you out, but it will make you very relaxed and groggy. Make sure someone is available to drive you!
Sedation dentistry from Ray McKinley DDS & Brittany McKinley-Holloway DDS — McKinley General, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry in Shelby Township MI has allowed countless patients to get the treatment they deserve. We are a holistic practice focused on making our patients as comfortable with their treatment as they can be. Schedule an appointment today!