Dental Anxiety & Fear
Overcome Anxiety with Sedation Dentistry
Do you feel anxious about seeing a dentist? We have multiple options to help you manage anxiety and fear. With sedation dentistry, our Lansing office can help you have a new kind of experience–a positive one. Sedation dentistry can be completed in fewer appointments, which not only minimizes anxiety but also helps you juggle work and other commitments.
We offer three forms of sedation dentistry: nitrous oxide, oral sedation, and intravenous sedation. During your consultation with us, we will help you decide on the form of sedation that's right for you.
Nitrous oxide is more popularly known as laughing gas. It’s breathed in through a mask and works quickly. It also wears off quickly so you can drive home after your appointment or get on with the other important tasks of your day.
We also use oral sedation, which is a prescription that can be taken before your appointment. It's safe and effective. For even better results, we sometimes combine oral sedation with nitrous oxide.
IV sedation is the most popular and effective form of sedation we use. Despite its popularity, most dental offices don’t use IV sedation because it requires additional training. However, our dentists have not only been trained to use it, they have been using it for years to help patients sleep their way through treatment.
Whether you want to minimize anxiety and fear, or you are anticipating a lengthy, complex procedure, there are multiple sedation options available for you to consider. Rest assured, we will help you determine the right fit for you should sedation dentistry be something you wish to consider.
Call Hagerty Dentistry with your questions about our sedation dentistry options. Our comfortable dental office serves patients from Lansing, Grand Ledge, Holt, Okemos, East Lansing, and nearby areas with comprehensive dental care in a spa-like atmosphere.