Anxiety Free Dentistry

It’s very important to visit your Kalamazoo dentist regularly for routine checkups and professional cleanings so you can enjoy all the benefits that come with having a healthy and attractive smile. But if a fear of the dentist is stopping you from getting the dental care you need, it’s time to consider sedation dentistry at our Kalamazoo, MI office. At Briarwood Valley Dentistry, we believe that the fear of receiving dental treatment should never prevent you from enjoying the benefits of good dental health. We are proud to say we can help you overcome your fear of the dentist with the option of sedation dentistry!

Sedation Options At Your Kalamazoo Dentist

Oral Sedation

For oral sedation, a fixed amount of a medication, typically Halcion, is administered. Depending upon the dosage, the amount of sedation experienced can be mild to moderate, with some patients experiencing drowsiness and others becoming groggy enough to fall asleep during the procedure. Either way, this type of sedation dentistry allows patients to relax so Dr. Hanna can provide the most effective dental treatment.

Minimal Sedation / Nitrous Oxide

This type of sedation dentistry we offer is often referred to as “laughing gas.” It combines oxygen with nitrous oxide that is inhaled through a small mask that fits over the nose to help the patient relax. The effects of nitrous oxide wear off rapidly so you can leave our office and get back to your daily routine as quickly as possible after your dental procedure.

IV Moderate Sedation

This type of sedative medication is received intravenously, allowing its effects to be felt quickly. This type of sedation dentistry is advantageous as it allows our Kalamazoo dentist to adjust the level of sedation throughout the entirety of the dental treatment.

General Anesthesia

This moderate type of sedation dentistry involves a medication that will put you into a deep sleep for the duration of your dental procedure. Typically, you will awaken when the anesthesia wears off or once you receive medication that reverses the effects of the general anesthesia.

Contact Us for Sedation Dentistry in Kalamazoo, MI

Don’t let your fear of the dentist stop you from enjoying all the benefits that come with having a healthy smile!  Dr. Hanna and her team regularly see the benefits sedation dentistry offers patients of all ages who are fearful of or whom have anxiety about dental treatment. If you have any questions about sedation dentistry please contact our Kalamazoo office as we’re always more than happy to speak with you. To set up an appointment with Dr. Hanna, you can complete our online appointment request form. We look forward to providing you with the dental care you need for a lifetime of an attractive and healthy smile!