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Do your dental appointments make you feel stressed and worried? If so, you might suffer from dental anxiety. If this is the case, you’re not alone. Dental anxiety is a real problem that many people suffer with. Fortunately, to help you feel more comfortable with your dentist and to help you wash your dental anxiety away, our Healthy Smiles Dental Care® of Manchester dental team is happy to offer nitrous oxide and oral sedation at our office.

Nitrous oxide is a gas that is inhaled through the nose. Dr. Steven Rodriguez will place a small mask over your nose during your treatment and the nitrous oxide will be released. Once you inhale deeply for a few minutes, you will feel the effects. You will feel a bit tingly and light headed but especially relaxed. This will only last for as long as the mask is on your face.

Oral sedation is a pill you take prior to your appointment. The effects are similar to Valium. When you take the pill, you will feel a bit drowsy and groggy. Depending on the dose given to you, you might even fall asleep during your treatment. If you fall asleep, Dr. Steven Rodriguez will be able to wake you with a gentle shake.

If you are interested in dental sedation in Manchester, Michigan, or if you would like to know more about the sedatives we offer at our office, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 734-428-8000. Our dental team will be more than happy to give you the information you need so you can choose the best sedative and you can experience a better and more comfortable dental appointment. We look forward to hearing from you!