Sedation Dentist – Lenox, MI

Enjoy Dental Care Without Pain or Worry

Many patients find even standard dental treatments to be nerve-wracking, but with sedation dentistry, we can make sure that you stay relaxed and comfortable throughout your visit. Our associate dentist, Dr. Joseph Samona, is able to provide various kinds of sedation dentistry in Lenox depending on the situation. If you’re worried about pain during your dental visit or are anxious about your appointment for any reason, feel free to call us for more information about our sedation options.

Why Choose Forever Young Dentistry Bayside for Sedation Dentistry?

  • Experts Trained in Dental Sedation
  • Patients of All Ages Welcome
  • A Team That Cares About Comfort

Nitrous Oxide Sedation

Machine in dental treatment room for nitrous oxide sedation dentistry in Lenox

With nitrous oxide sedation dentistry, a mask is placed over your nose so that you can breathe in nitrous oxide gas mixed with oxygen throughout your appointment. This type of sedation can help keep you in a calm state during the treatment. The effects of nitrous oxide don’t take very long to wear off; after just a few minutes of rest following your procedure, you’ll be able to drive home by yourself and carry on with the remainder of your day like normal.

 

IV Sedation

A patient getting an I V placed in their arm

While nitrous oxide sedation is usually sufficient for people with mild dental anxieties, more severe fears are best addressed with IV sedation. The sedative is delivered directly into your bloodstream, typically through a vein in your hand or the bend of your elbow. You won’t be completely unconscious, but there’s a good chance that you won’t remember what happened while you were under the effects of the sedative (which is often good news for patients with dental fears).

General Anesthesia

Close up of an I V drip

Some complex procedures can only be carried out when the patient is put to sleep with the help of general anesthesia. We can change the levels of sedation as needed during your procedure, and we’ll always keep a close eye on you for your comfort and safety. For many patients, general anesthesia can take much of the anxiety out of dental work. If there’s a treatment you’ve been putting off out of fear, general anesthesia can be worth considering.

 

Sedation Dentistry for Kids

Child in dental chair wearing nitrous oxide mask

It’s probably no surprise that many children and teenagers are anxious or afraid when it comes to visiting the dentist. Sedation dentistry can make each visit a more positive experience for your little one. We will need to take note of any medications your child is using right now and review their medical history before we can confirm that it’s okay for them to have dental sedation performed. We hope that the right form of sedation can help improve your child’s view of dental care.