Sedation Dentistry - Shelby Township

Considering Oral Conscious Sedation?

We understand being apprehensive about going to the dentist and pride ourselves on our ability to help each patient feel as comfortable and relaxed as possible while receiving dental care.

In addition to oral conscious sedation, we offer several options to make your visit as comfortable and pain-free as possible:

  • You will be able to stop treatment or take breaks at any time by simply raising your hand
  • Noise canceling headphones are available for you to listen to music and reduce dental noise
  • We verify with you before starting treatment to ensure you are adequately numb
  • Use of Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas) is available for all who request it.
  • Access to a clean warm blanket or pillow helps get you comfortable

Everything listed above is offered to all patients who walk through our doors because we are dedicated to making your experience the best it can be. Dental visits don’t have to be filled with anxiety and fear. Communication is prioritized here, so you will always know what’s happening and why. If everything listed above is not enough to ease your dental anxiety, then oral conscious sedation dentistry may be right for you!

Oral Conscious Sedation Dentistry

Oral Conscious Sedation Dentistry is called “Dream Dentistry” at our office because it makes treatment a dream. Not only is it safe and painless, but it is great at controlling fear, strong gag reflexes, and dental anxiety.

  • How does it work?
    Through the use of a safe sleeping pill before and during your treatment you will become drowsy to the point of falling asleep. Most patients after treatment have no memory of their visit. Can you imagine sleeping through your next dental visit and waking up to a new smile?
  • Who is this right for?
    Sedation oral conscious sedation is ideal for fearful patients who have overwhelming dental anxiety, would like to get the treatment done in fewer dental visits, and for those with a strong gag reflex.
  • What should I consider?
    This course of treatment requires someone to agree to be your caretaker for the day. The effects of oral conscious sedation can last for up to 24 hours, during which that time your judgment will be impaired. Therefore, it is critical for your safety to have your entrusted caretaker drive you to your appointment, be available in case of emergencies, drive you home and stay with you for at least 6 hours after treatment.


“For so long whenever I would smile I would keep my mouth closed avoiding being in front of a camera. Instead of having my picture taken I would always be the photographer. Now after having Dr. Antolak gave me a new smile with veneers, I am a new person. Sometimes I have to remind myself that I can smile now, really smile. It’s a great feeling! We now have more pictures of me smiling confidently with our son instead of me always taking the pictures.”

M. P.

The Gentle Dentist
15055 22 mile Rd. Ste #2
Shelby Township, MI 48315