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Welcome to Eastside Peridontics online and our first blog! Today’s topic is about sedation dentistry, a service we are proud to offer our patients. If you are one of those people who is afraid to see your dentist because of anxiety, you are not alone. Many people experience dental anxiety, whether from a past experience that left them anxious, or just feeling vulnerable chair side. At Eastside Periodontics we understand and want to help you relax so that you can feel safe and get the dental care you need.

The purpose of sedation dentistry is to allow you to comfortably get the care you need while calming your anxiety and fears. We provide a safe environment for you while providing you with quality care. We offer nitrous oxide, oral sedation, and IV sedation to help you feel relaxed and comfortable during your treatment with us.

With nitrous oxide (you may know this as laughing gas), you receive a sedative gas mixed with oxygen. All you do is sit back, calmly inhale the gas while we work, and when the procedure is done the effects wear off and you are good to go. With oral sedation, you simple take a sedative in pill form before the treatment, which leaves you calm and comfortable at the time of your appointment. And finally, with IV sedation, we administer the medication through your veins while you relax. It is quick and easy and allows us to adjust the sedation levels for you during the treatment. While you will be relaxed enough to fall asleep during the procedure, you will also still be conscious.

We hope this helps you feel confident that you will be comfortable during your treatment time with us. If you need to schedule an appointment with our dedicated dentist, Dr. Jack Schwarcz, please call our Eastside Periodontics team in Center Line, Michigan at 586-757-5454 today!