If you’re one of many Saginaw residents suffering from dental anxiety or fear of the dentist, and you’ve been avoiding scheduling an appointment like the plague, we want you to know we’re here for you. We understand your fears and promise to address each and every concern you have. Dr. Robinson and our team are some of the kindest and gentlest folks in Saginaw, and we offer relaxing sedation dentistry to help you get the care you need, comfortably.
There are many reasons patients avoid the dentist, any of which is reason enough to consider sedation. If you’ve been avoiding the dentist for years, or your whole life, you probably know that you’re not doing yourself any favors. In fact, if you hate going to the dentist, that’s all the more reason to see us regularly for routine exams and cleanings.
Neglecting your oral health and avoiding the dentist will only lead to more painful, more costly problems down the road. We are happy to offer sedation for routine appointments, as well as more complex treatments to help us complete all your dental work while you are comfortable, in a single visit so you don’t have to come back to finish treatment.
There are many reasons patients avoid or fear the dentist, or have trouble receiving care, including:
There are many types and levels of sedation available to suit your individual needs and preferences. At Blue Sky Smiles, we offer both nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation to help take the edge off any appointment.
Nitrous oxide comes in the form of a gas that you inhale through a small face mask at the start of your appointment. This is the lightest form of sedation and is an ideal solution for patients with mild to moderate dental anxiety. The effects will wear off quickly after you’re finished and you will be able to drive yourself home safely.
We also offer oral conscious sedation, which comes in the form of a prescription sedative that Dr. Robinson will prescribe and you can pick up at your local pharmacy. You will take the sedative about an hour before your appointment to help you relax. Oral sedation is heavier than nitrous and is ideal for patients with moderate fear. You will need to arrange for transportation to and from your appointment.
Sedation is not the same as general anesthetic and is not designed to put you all the way under. Sedation is designed to put you in a waking dream-like state where you won’t recall the details of your visit and it will be over before you know it, but you will remain generally able to respond to the doctor throughout.
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*Dr. Robinson is a general dentist providing orthodontic services.