3435 Orchard Lake Rd Keego Harbor, Michigan 48320

Sedation Dentistry Keego Harbor, MI

Does the thought of visiting the dentist fill you with anxiety? Do you avoid dental visits due to previous bad experiences with dentists? At Orchard Lake Dental Care, we want patients to feel comfortable and welcome when they visit our dental office. Dr. Anthony Yaldo provides sedation dentistry for patients in his Keego Harbor, MI, dental office. Sedation allows patients to receive necessary general dental care without pain or discomfort. 

Dental Sedation in Keego Harbor, MI

Benefits of Dental Sedation

Sedation dentistry offers many benefits for patients. Using dental sedation, we can:

  • Provide more comfortable dental care
  • Work more efficiently
  • Provide anxiety-relief
  • Reduce the gag reflex

We can also use dental sedation for patients with:

  • A low pain tolerance
  • Dental fear or anxiety
  • A poor gag reflex
  • Complex dental treatment
  • Movement disorders
  • Phobias of blood, needles, and loud noises

Dental sedation is also safe for children. As a family dental office, we recommend sedation for younger patients who need comfortable dental care.

Sedation Dentistry 

Our dental office provides oral sedation and nitrous oxide to patients. Oral sedation is taken as a pill prior to treatment. Because it takes time for the sedation to take effect and wear off, patients will need to be driven to and from their appointments. Under oral sedation, patients will feel sleepy and may stay awake but will not remember their procedure.

Nitrous oxide is a common type of dental sedation that dentists deliver with oxygen through a mask or nasal cannula. Under nitrous oxide, patients may feel happy or giggly but relaxed. Patients can resume normal activities after care that uses nitrous oxide, because the nitrous oxide takes effect and wears off quickly. 

In addition to dental sedation, we use local anesthesia to numb treated areas of the mouth so patients do not feel any pain or discomfort. We may use anesthesia alone or in addition to dental sedation. 

Receive Comfortable Care

Do you need dental care but have anxiety or fear about visiting the dentist? Call Orchard Lake Dental Care today at (248) 780-7062. You may also request a dental appointment with Dr. Yaldo online. We’re here to ensure your comfort in our office.