Research shows that between 9% to 20% of people in the United States experience anxiety when it comes to visiting the dentist. For some, it is more than just nervousness- they are terrified and panic-stricken when they think of going to the dentist. They avoid it for as long as possible and only make an appointment when they have no other choice.
Sedation dentistry is a technique that helps patients feel at ease during dental procedures. Typically, we use conscious sedation. This means that you’re technically awake but feel carefree and you won’t feel any pain. In extreme cases of dental anxiety or for patients with special needs, we may use general anesthesia.
If you have anxiety when it comes to dental procedures, you will need to discuss your needs with Dr. Fadi Farhat during your consultation.
At Dental One Care, we offer several levels of sedation dentistry based on your personal needs. We consider several factors including your anxiety level, how long the procedure will last, your general health history, and your preferences. Typically, we use nitrous oxide, oral conscious sedation, and IV sedation.
Dental phobia may be caused by a variety of things, including fear of pain, fear of injections or that the injection will not work, fear of side effects associated with anesthesia, loss of control, and embarrassment/loss of personal space.
However, at Dental One Care in Sterling Heights, MI, we offer sedation dentistry to help patients who have dental anxiety and dental phobia.
Sedation dentistry offer several benefits:
The cost of sedation dentistry varies based on the type of sedation used.
Typically, dental insurance providers consider sedation “elective”, meaning it is not medically necessary for the procedure. Therefore, most plans will not cover it. Tanya, our Administrative Clerical Team Leader will work with your provider to determine your coverage.
If your insurance provider does not cover sedation, we will explain the costs to you and can put together a financing plan if necessary.
If you have been putting off much-needed dental work due to dental anxiety or phobia, you don’t have to fear it anymore. At Dental One Care in Sterling Heights, MI, we offer sedation dentistry. Schedule your consultation today so that we can evaluate your condition and create a treatment plan.
We are located at 4147 Metro Parkway, Suite 101. Our office hours are Monday through Thursday, 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM, and Friday 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM. We look forward to helping you overcome your dental anxiety so we can take care of your dental needs.
Our patients often have questions when it comes to dental procedures and techniques, including sedation dentistry. We are more than happy to address any questions or concerns you may have. Some of the most common questions we hear about sedation dentistry are:
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Dental 1 Care offers a wide range of dental services to meet your needs. We offer single implants, implant-supported dentures, root canals, dentures, and sedation Dentistry. We are committed to providing the best possible care for our patients. Our staff is friendly and knowledgeable, and we will work with you to make sure you are comfortable and informed about your treatment options.