Relieving Dental Anxiety
Do You Have Dental Anxiety? Call Us Today to Learn How We Can Help!
At Hubbard & Leath Dental, we understand that some people suffer from anxiety that coincides with visits to the dentist’s office. We also know that there are many people who avoid the dentist because of the anxiety that they feel when they have an appointment. You no longer have to experience that crushing feeling of dental anxiety because sedation dentistry is here to help you. With our sedation dentistry in our Rochester Hills, MI dentists office, you’ll no longer have to sweat your way through a dentist appointment because we will make sure that you are comfortable and satisfied.
For patients who have dental anxiety we offer flat screen TVs in the operatories so they’re able to take their mind off what’s happening. We offer stereo headphones so they’re able to listen to music while the procedure’s being performed. We offer warm towels for them at the end of their appointment so that they feel nice and clean when they leave. We offer a staff that’s just so caring. The staff really bends over backwards to make sure that if they see any sign or trace of dental anxiety on the patient, that it’s taken care of and addressed before the procedure even starts.
One way we will ease your tension is to provide sedation for certain procedures. If you feel the need to be sedated during treatment, we will take the steps to make sure that you are in a comfortable state to where you will feel no pain. When you request to have sedation during a procedure, a nurse who specializes in the field will come in and administer it to ensure that you receive the perfect amount to make you feel comfortable.
There are three types of sedation that we can administer safely to a patient. These safe sedation options include:
At Hubbard & Leath Dental, we assure you of our expertise in the field of sedation dentistry! We will take special care to make sure that you’re comfortable during your visit at our family-friendly Rochester Hills, MI dentists office. Before we select a type of dental anxiety treatment, we will carefully evaluate each case to make sure you receive the correct treatment.
There’s lots of ways to relieve dental anxiety. We use nitrous oxide frequently in the office. It’s great for kids. It’s great for adults that are a little anxious. We use some of the benzodiazepines, we use Xanax, Valium, sometimes for patients that are anxious. It settles them down a little bit, let’s them get here.
I usually prescribe the night before so they get a good nights sleep, so they’re not worried about it all night and getting charged up about it, and they come in and they’ve got the benefit of the drug onboard. We do sedation cases. We’ll have a nurse come in and we’ll put a patient into a deep sedation so they remember nothing about the procedure and it’s always really interesting to me because the patients start out being pretty anxious. They don’t really know you and they’re worried about how it’s going to go, but I find that the longer a patient is a patient of yours and the longer you provide treatment for them, the less they need, the anxiety controlling substances.
Eventually, we can do most procedures with local anesthetic, maybe a little nitrous oxide and keep people extremely comfortable and anxiety free.[/youtube]
If you are not sure if you are a candidate for sedation dentistry, check the list below to see what type of patients have been treated using sedation dentistry:
If you’re still not sure if sedation dentistry is right for you, consult one of our top Rochester Hills, MI dentists at Hubbard & Leath Dental for advice!
For questions about relieving dental anxiety or sedation dentistry at our Rochester Hills, MI dentists office, contact us by calling 248.266.2528 or use our handy online form. We care about your family’s smiles!
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Dental anxiety is a very real condition that affects millions of people. Fortunately, at Hubbard & Leath Dental, we have plenty of experience helping patients overcome their fears in ...Read More