If you tense up just thinking about going to the dentist, you may benefit from sedation dentistry offered by Ray McKinley DDS & Brittany McKinley-Holloway DDS — McKinley General, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry in Shelby Township.
Millions of Americans stress out when they have to see the dentist. It is referred to as dental anxiety. There is a more severe form, too, called dental phobia. In both, some people would rather skip the dentist altogether than sit down for a checkup. The problem with that, of course, is it puts their dental health at risk.
There are lots of reasons why people develop anxiety or phobia over dental care. It often stems from a bad experience they had with a dentist as a kid. Fear of pain may be involved, as well as a fear of anesthesics and possible side effects.
Whatever the cause, sedation dentistry has helped millions of people get through their appointments.
We offer two types:
- Minimal Sedation. Nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, is a mild form of sedation that has been used in dentistry for more than a century. It is highly effective.
- Moderate Sedation. Also known as conscious sedation. You take a sedative an hour or so before the appointment. It won’t make you sleep, but it will will put you in in a deeply relaxed state. You need someone to drive you home afterward.
It is essential that you do not compromise 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 has helped patients throughout Washington Township, Macomb, and Lakeside. Our services include complete general dentistry. Schedule an appointment today!