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Not everyone looks forward to visiting the dentist. Some people experience true fear and anxiety just thinking about scheduling an appointment. If you suffer from dental anxiety, sedation could change the way you feel about visiting the dentist! Using sedation during an appointment will make you feel relaxed and at ease. Your appointment will be over in what will seem like just a few minutes! Are you looking for sedation dentistry in Grand Rapids, MI? Call Cascade Village Dental to set up a free consultation and to try our sedation dentistry.
Yes, your dentist will help you determine the right sedation for you. There are different levels of sedation and it can be administered as a nitrous gas, in a pill form or through an IV.
No, but the sedation will almost immediately make you feel deeply relaxed and at ease. The level of sedation you take will determine how much you remember from your visit. You will not notice smells or sounds and your appointment will seem as though it was only a few minutes! Before you know it, your dentist will be telling you the appointment is complete.
Yes, sedation can be administered throughout your visit, via a mask or through an IV. The oral sedation lasts long enough to perform most procedures.
The nitrous oxide (laughing gas) will wear off within 3-5 minutes after your appointment and you will be able to drive home. However, the other forms of sedation may require someone to bring you home.
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What Others Are Saying
“It took just over 3 years to make this smile bright again. Thank you for taking the time at the first consult to explain my options. I had never heard of any of this before. After choosing a plan to proceed, it was a long road, but I love the work you and your ladies have done for me. The other nice thing was there was no pain. Thanks so much!”
“Dr. Erdman has been my dentist for 12 years now. He is kind, caring and professional, and willing to address emergencies, even at less than ideal times (like holidays and weekends). Dr. Erdman is always cheerful and friendly, and has never failed to greet me with a smile and enthusiastic greeting. I have recommended him to friends who have equally great experiences with him. Likewise, his staff is always friendly and professional.”