Sedation Dentistry

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While dental phobia is a very real problem for many adults, it is something that need not continue throughout your life. This means that people with dental anxiety or a fear of the dentist likely neglect their teeth, which only leads to the need for more extensive, and expensive, care. The gentle and sensitive approach to your dental care, as provided by our sedation dentist in Royal Oak, offers an elegant solution to this all too common problem.

Sedation dentist Dr. Hartrick, with more than 28 years of experience in the practice of sedation dentistry, is well-equipped to deal with any of your dental anxieties.

The testaments of countless numbers of long-standing patients can account for Dr. Hartrick’s sedation dentistry ability to make your dental experiences as pleasant as possible. Along with her sympathetic approach to your care, sedation dentist Dr. Hartrick offers you several sedation dentistry treatments and some extra amenities so your visits with us can have no stress, and be as relaxed as possible.

Oral Conscious Sedation – Oral conscious sedation dentistry is, quite simply, a pill we give to you that you will usually take before you arrive for your appointment. The oral conscious sedation dentistry treatment will make you feel relaxed, but you might also be a little woozy. For this reason, you will want to get a ride to and from your appointment. The oral conscious sedation dentistry treatment helps you relax, but it is not meant to make you sleepy. You will be awake and aware, just very relaxed. You will, however, need to plan on taking the day off from work or school, so that you can fully recover from the effects of the sedation.

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Nitrous Oxide – For those patients requiring additional help, we have nitrous oxide available to help soothe you through your procedure with the assistance and gentle technique of one of Detroit’s most experienced dentists. Sedation dentist Dr. Nancy Hartrick has the ability to ease you through any of your dental treatments with comfort and care. Otherwise known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide is a time-tested sedation dentistry treatment that can leave you very relaxed in a short period of time. It works quickly and dissipates quickly, so you will not need to get a ride to and from your appointment. Nitrous oxide sedation dentistry treatment is a gas mixed with oxygen, and you breathe it through a mask that is placed over your nose. Your sedation dentist keeps the nitrous oxide going throughout your procedure and turns it off when she is done. It is very simple.

Amenities to Help You Relax

Virtual reality glasses are a fantastic piece of equipment that allows you to watch a movie or listen to music during your treatment, making your experience an enjoyable one. Blankets to cover you while you are getting your treatments can give you that added comfort that may not only help you relax but look forward to your next appointment!

We understand you may be reluctant to visit the dentist. That is why our sedation dentist and her caring team are ready to do all we can to help you feel comfortable, relaxed, and safe with us.

Sedation Dentistry in Tri-County

To learn more about sedation dentistry, or to see if it is the right solution for you, just call Hartrick Dentistry at (248) 549-0950. We welcome patients of Birmingham and Royal Oak areas of Michigan.