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Sometimes dental appointments can be stressful. But some of the time, for many people, they can be extremely unsettling and troublesome. This is called dental anxiety, and it’s a common problem among many people in the world today. If you’re one of these people, our Healthy Smiles Dental Care® of Flint dental team has a beneficial tool that can help you have the best and most positive dental experience possible: dental sedation. For your convenience, we offer nitrous oxide and oral sedation at our office.

Nitrous oxide sedation is a light, flavored gas that is released from a small mask that is placed over your nose. All you need to do is inhale through your nose. After inhaling deeply for a few minutes, you will feel relaxed, light headed, and a bit tingly.

Oral sedation is a pill you will take about an hour before your treatment. As the sedation hits your system, you will feel a bit drowsy and maybe even groggy. Depending on the dose given, you might fall asleep in the dental chair. If this is the case, your dentist will gently wake you when your treatment is over.

If you’re interested in feeling more comfortable during your dental appointments with dental sedation in Flint, Michigan, please feel free to call our office at 810-720-6433 and let our dental team know. We will be happy to discuss your sedation options with you and help you decide which one is best for your situation. We look forward to hearing from and helping you!