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Sedation Dentistry

Dental anxiety is very common. Many people avoid the dentist altogether due to an overwhelming sense of fear or panic. However, a revolutionary option known as sedation dentistry allows us to offer our patients from Kalamazoo, Battle Creek, and the Grand Rapids area exceptional dental treatment in a relaxing, comfortable manner. Otherwise known as conscious sedation, sedation dentistry allows for faster treatment because patients can receive many services while relaxing comfortably in an anxiety-free state.

At our office, patients are treated with either nitrous oxide or oral sedation so we can perform a number of treatments, including dental implants, dentures, porcelain crowns, composite fillings, or even tooth whitening! To learn more about sedation dentistry, contact our office in Kalamazoo, near Grand Rapids, Portage, and Battle Creek.

Frequently Asked Questions about Sedation Dentistry

How does conscious sedation differ from general anesthesia?
While under general anesthesia, patients are rendered unconscious, as is common in a hospital setting during major surgery. Under sedation, patients are awake but in a deep state of relaxation, allowing them to experience dental treatment with no anxiety.

Is sedation dentistry risky?
Sedation dentistry is extremely safe. We always monitor our patients throughout treatment using hospital-grade equipment that tracks blood pressure, heart rate, and blood oxygen levels. Additionally, a staff member is always there to ensure your comfort and safety.

How long will I be under sedation?
Most sedation dentistry patients remain under sedation for one to two hours. The amount of time you will be under sedation depends on the number and type of treatments you are receiving.

What types of procedures can be performed using sedation dentistry?
We can complete many treatments, including porcelain veneers, porcelain crowns, and dental implants, all while you are resting comfortably.

How can I learn more about sedation dentistry?
To find out more about sleep dentistry, contact Merit Dental. Our practice offers sedation dentistry to patients in the Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids and Battle Creek-area.

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