We Cater to Cowards
Visiting the Dentist is ranked number one (22%) for making people nervous; that’s even higher than the percentage of people who are afraid of heights (19%)! Almost half of adults have a fear of the dentist and 12% of that population suffers from extreme dental anxiety.
Are you nervous about your dental visits? We know how to make it easy. Kellogg Dental is pleased to offer our patients the comfort, ease, and safety of sedation dentistry. We offer both conscious and unconscious sedation. If you experience fear or anxiety when you go to the dentist, have a hard time sitting still for extended periods of time, or have difficulty becoming and staying numb from anesthetics, then sedation dentistry may be for you.
So, what is sedation dentistry? Put simply, it is a relaxing way to experience dentistry. Kellogg Dental uses sedation dentistry to provide our patients who experience anxiety when visiting the dentist with a variety of safe and comfortable dental treatments. If you are nervous about being unconscious during your dental procedure, Kellogg Dental offers three different levels of sedation - mild, moderate, and deep.
Mild - Patients who are administered a mild sedative experience a slightly reduced state of consciousness in which they retain the ability to breathe and respond to tactile stimulation and verbal commands on their own.
Moderate - Moderate sedation places patients in a drug-induced state of awareness during their procedure; they will be able to respond to verbal commands either independently or with the aid of light tactile stimulation.
Deep - Patients who undergo deep sedation dentistry often have no memory of the procedure.
There is no need to be nervous about undergoing sedation dentistry at Kellogg Dental because our respectful and professional staff is certified and licensed by the American Dental Association. They have received additional specialty training and have been legally certified by the Michigan Board of Dentistry to administer medical drugs that alter a patient's consciousness for comfortable, painless treatment.
We have treated thousands of nervous dental patients over many years. We have found that, with our extremely gentle, understanding team and using a combination of sedatives, we can be extremely successful at treating almost everyone. Most patients are amazed at how easy it is and they develop confidence and trust in our team.
Contact our office today at 517-618-0987 to schedule a consultation, learn more about sedation dentistry, and find out which sedation dentistry method best suits your needs.