Sedation

We offer nitrous oxide, oral and IV sedation in St. Clair Shores.

Sedation dentistry

If you get anxious about an upcoming dental appointment, you’re not alone. Now we have dental sedation at our disposal to care for you more gently than you ever imagined possible.

You might be a prime candidate for sedation dentistry. It’s a technique that allows you to virtually snooze through a procedure. Next thing you know, your appointment’s over and you’re heading home!

The big plus—most patients don’t feel a thing, and we can accomplish most of your dentistry at one sitting, from two to as many as six hours long. For anxious patients, this new alternative is a kind of miracle.

Call (586) 771-4411 to schedule a consultation today!


Types

Steinberg & Associates offers 3 different types of dental sedation with the levels of relaxation ranging from minimal, moderate, to deep.

Nitrous oxide

You breathe nitrous oxide — otherwise known as “laughing gas” — combined with oxygen through a mask that’s placed over your nose. The gas helps you relax. Our dentists can control the amount of sedative you receive, and the gas tends to wear off quickly. This is the only form of sedation where you may be able to drive yourself home after the procedure.

Oral conscious

With oral conscious sedation you will be administered an oral sedative drug(s) to reduce any fears or anxiety the patient might have regarding their dental procedure. Oral sedation is one of the available methods of conscious sedation. Some people become groggy enough from moderate oral sedation to actually fall asleep during the procedure. They usually can, though, be awakened with a gentle shake. Drugs which can be used include diazepam, triazolam, zaleplon, lorazepam, and hydroxyzine This is the type of anesthesia most commonly associated dental procedures.

Intravenous

With Intravenous (IV) sedation you receive the sedative drug through a vein, so it goes to work more quickly. This method allows our dentists to continually adjust the level of sedative, keeping you sedated throughout your procedure.

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