People with high dental anxiety often postpone their dental appointments and procedures to the point that permanent damage – even tooth loss – are incurred. Farmington Hills dentist, Dr. Aziza Askari sets the goal of easing your fear of dental visits. By creating an extremely pleasant and calming spa-like environtment, Comfort Dental Spa offers the kinds of amenities that will quell even the most intense nerves. However, if your anxiety goes beyond that, we also have several sedation options to set your mind at ease.
For some people, dental stress is a minor issue. Perhaps a paraffin wax hand treatment, warm towels, soothing music, and facials will make you feel relaxed. For others, dental anxiety becomes a debilitating phobia which prevents them from receiving the dental care necessary to maintain a healthy smile. No amount of amenities will make enough of a difference to convince the truly phobic patient to make a dental appointment. When this is the case, you may wonder about dental sedation.
Multiple Sedation Options
Sedation dentistry is used to provide a relaxing and anxiety-free experience to nervous patients. Options include nitrous oxide on the light end of the spectrum, and IV sedation for more invasive procedures. Somewhere in the middle is oral sedation. An hour before your procedure, you will simply take an oral sedative. The medication will relax you, but you’ll remain awake and alert enough to answer questions throughout the procedure.
If none of the above mentioned sedation options sounds like the right choice for you consider the new innovation called DentalVibe®. This award winning device blocks the sensations of pain without taking pills, inhaling gas, or weather any drowsy side-effects after your procedure. That said, with all sedation patients, a careful case history is taken to verify that you are able to tolerate any treatment, and that other medications you take will not produce a negative interaction.
Visit your Farmington Hills Dentist
If you suffer from dental fear, please call our Farmington Hills dental office today at (248)474-6434. I will make dental care comfortable for you so that you can enjoy the health and beauty of a sensational smile.