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Dr. Steven Rodriguez and our dental team know dental anxiety is a real problem that many people suffer with. This is why we proudly offer dental sedation in Barton City, Michigan. Dental sedation can help patients feel more calm and comfortable in the dental chair. If you’re one who has dental anxiety, we can help you with nitrous oxide or oral sedation.

Nitrous oxide is a light, flavored gas that is released from a mask that is placed over your nose. Once it is inhaled through the nostrils for a few minutes, you will feel a bit tingly and light headed. Most of all, you’ll feel relaxed and comfortable in the dental chair.

Oral sedation is a pill you take prior to your appointment. The effects are similar to Valium. When you take the pill, you will feel a bit drowsy and groggy. Depending on the dose given to you, you might even fall asleep during your treatment. If you fall asleep, Dr. Steven Rodriguez will be able to wake you with a gentle shake.

If you’re interested in having a better and more positive dental experience with dental sedation, please call Healthy Smiles Dental Care® of Jewell Lake at 989-736-7000 and discuss your options with our dental team. We are happy to see which sedative is best for you and give you the instructions you need to have the best appointment possible. We look forward to hearing from you!