Countless people see their stress levels rise as they anticipate an upcoming dental appointment. It’s so common there’s a term for it: dental anxiety. But sedation dentistry from Ray McKinley DDS & Brittany McKinley-Holloway DDS — McKinley General, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry in Shelby Township MI can help even severe cases get the dental care they deserve.
Some people get so concerned at the thought of a dental checkup that they’ll put it off for months, even years. In severe cases, they’ll avoid the dentist completely, and trust to daily flossing and brushing to keep their teeth and gums in good shape. We’ll never discourage regular flossing and brushing, but skipping the dentist is never a good idea.
No matter how good a job you do with dental hygiene, even if it’s brushing after every meal and right before bed, it is no substitute for a dental checkup. But we understand how difficult it is, for whatever reason, for some people to get themselves to our office. Sedation dentistry has helped millions of people get through their appointments.
We offer three kinds of sedation:
Nitrous Oxide – Better known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide has been used in dentistry for more than a century and is highly effective at relaxing you.
Oral conscious sedation – You take a prescribed sedative an hour or so before the appointment. It won’t make you sleep, but will put you in a deeply relaxed state. You’ll need someone to drive you to and from our office.
IV Sedation – As the name suggests, this is a sedative that is administered intravenously. You won’t sleep with this on, either, but will be in a deeply relaxed state. You’ll need a ride here and back for this one, too.
Never take the chance of compromising your dental health by skipping the dentist. Sedation dentistry from Ray McKinley DDS & Brittany McKinley-Holloway DDS — McKinley General, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry in Shelby Township MI can get you through your appointment. Patients from Washington Township, Macomb, and Lakeside rely on us for dental health care, and come here for cosmetic dentistry, implants, and much more. Schedule an appointment with us today!