When Mommy is Scared of the Dentist

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Do you have dental anxiety?

If you are dreading some upcoming dental treatment, you may want to consider oral conscious sedation.

Sedation is safe

The most important thing to know is that oral conscious sedation or sleep dentistry is perfectly safe.

At McKinley-Holloway Legacy Dentistry in Shelby Township MI, we have been providing sedation since the start. We offer different levels of sedation and a choice of medication including oral analgesics, nitrous oxide, and IV sedation.

When choosing a type of sedation, it is helpful to consider the type of anxiety (fear of immobility, fear of loss of control, fear of pain, etc), the specific procedure(s) you will undergo, the length of time necessary to complete the treatment, past experiences during treatment, and any complicating health problems. Call


to schedule a consultation with Doctor Ray McKinley to discuss your options.

We are sensitive to patients with dental anxiety

Perhaps you have a dentist-wary child who needs to be calmed. For simple dental treatments, topical anesthetics are applied to the gums and other tissues reducing sensation. If your youngster requires more sedation, nitrous oxide, and general anesthesia are both safe options.

We provide compassionate care

Perhaps Mommy is the one who is apprehensive about her child undergoing dental work. Sorry–we can’t sedate you while your child is being treated–but you can take comfort in the fact that we take excellent care of our youngest patients. We make sure they are comfortable and understand exactly what is going to happen. Our team of child-friendly dental professionals have been putting children at ease since n/a.

Make sure everyone in your family sees a dentist regularly

Regular dental check-ups are important for your child’s lifelong oral health, so it is important that your child has a positive experience during dental visits. If possible, don’t let your child know that you are apprehensive.

If he/she already knows, explain why your fears are unreasonable and why you are having treatment regardless of your anxiety. Show them how brave Mommy is because she wants her child to have a healthy mouth.

McKinley-Holloway Legacy Dentistry in Shelby Township MI offers full-service dental care including sedation dentistry, orthodontics, and cosmetic dentistry. Thanks for visiting our blog. Check back for more helpful dental details from McKinley-Holloway Legacy Dentistry in Shelby Township MI.

Contact McKinley-Holloway Legacy Dentistry:


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45665 Village Blvd
Shelby Township, Michigan


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