Sedation Dentistry

sedation-dentistryFew people would say that they love heading to the dentist, and it is common enough for many to say that they become anxious whenever they need dental care. It is understandable since outdated treatments tended to cause pain and discomfort, but that is a thing of the past. Today, the finest dentists use only state of the art devices and techniques that reduce the risks of pain or discomfort dramatically, and can even provide painless procedures. However, even with these advances, many still hesitate to seek out dental treatment and care because of their nervousness about pain, needles, or dental work in general. This is why Dr. Daniel Burton, D.D.S. offers his Grand Rapids, MI patients an array of sedation dentistry options.

Are you overly anxious about going to the dentist?

As part of the practice’s mission, Dr. Burton and his staff are fully committed to providing the best dental care possible. To them, this means their patients feel like family, and their experiences are always warm, comfortable, and without any sense of insecurity. To ensure that even those with true fear of dental work can feel this way, they offer several types of sedation dentistry, including oral sedation and the use of nitrous oxide. If you are wondering whether or not this is something to discuss with Dr. Burton, just ask yourself if any of the following issues apply: -You feel afraid or anxious about the visit. -Your teeth are sensitive. -You have a quick gag reflex. -You have fear of needles. -You are embarrassed at the condition of your teeth or gums. -You have a history of unpleasant dental experiences. -You have had instances when anesthetics did not work. -You don’t want to visit many times but have all of the work done in just a few visits. -You are extremely bothered by the sounds and smells that occur during dental work.

If you answered yes to several of these items, sedation dentistry is a very reasonable decision. You will want to consult with Dr. Burton about your needs, and during that visit he is going to discuss your health history with you. This is to ensure that the appropriate options are selected, and will give you the relief you need while keeping you entirely safe. Patients having everything from cleanings to root canal can ask about sedation dentistry, as Dr. Burton and his team understand that anxiety and fear about procedures are very real and very disturbing. Their goal is to make sure patients are comfortable at all times, and if sedation dentistry is the way to achieve it, they gladly discuss it with patients.


Do you put off necessary dentistry because you are afraid?

Our office offers oral sedation and nitrous oxide to patients with dental anxiety. If you are worried about dental work and would like to discuss your sedation dentistry options with Dr. Burton, just give us a call today at 616-784-9150, or use our online contact form, and book a visit.