Hi this is Dr. Antolak from theGentleDentist.com in Shelby Township Michigan our phone number is 586-247-3500. And one thing that we do we get a lot of requests for are people who have a huge level of anxiety, high level of fear, so much to the point where it incapacitates them. If this sounds like it’s you then you need to listen to what I have to talk to you about. That’s called sedation dentistry.
Sedation dentistry, we call it even dream dentistry because it gives us the ability to get you into a very, very relaxed state of being where you’re relaxed when you come into our office and we do the process we give you a small sleeping pill. And then during that time, you get relaxed, and you have amnesia even, to the level of where you may not even remember anything that took place during the process. We want to provide this in a very, very safe and comfortable environment. And so what we do is, when people are sedated their blood pressure, how they usually slow down a bit as they become relaxed. So, we’ll give them a blanket that will make them feel comfortable and we also do something’s to monitor their heart rate and blood pressure. That’s why I’m holding this unit right here. This is called a pulse oximeter, the pulse oximeter’s the same thing you see in a hospital, it is used with this- this is a blood pressure cuff, it’s the rate when we monitor our patients of their blood pressure. We’re also able to monitor their heart rate with this. This is a, called a pulse oximeter and what it does is the finger goes in here, I’m sure if you been to the hospital or the doctor’s you’ve had this used. It fits on the finger, and it measures the measures the amount of oxygen that’s in the blood. So we make sure that you are able to be oxygenated, you’re breathing well, breathing smoothly and also that your blood pressure is under control. These things are very important because we have to make sure that any time we do dentistry on you, it’s in a safe environment.
Of course there is a lot of workup before we start the process to make sure you are a candidate. So candidates are people who are fairly healthy, they could have some health issues. But those are something that we will talk to their doctor about to make sure that they can be sedated by the techniques that we use. We also use nitrous oxide which is a, a little nose piece that goes over the nose and you breathe that and it also helps to relax our patients. And when we couple that up with using our sedation that we do it creates a very, very relaxed atmosphere.
I’m a member of DOCS, which is the dentists for oral conscious sedation, and we have a lot of backing and a lot of research behind what is being done so. It’s very safe and effective. It’s been done for years. A lot of our patients do choose to have sedation dentistry done. If they have their wisdom teeth out, if they have an implant placed, if they have a lot of dentistry done in one visit, it helps. It works very well also for people who are gaggers, who have a problem with gagging, and just the people who have a lot of fear of dentistry. So, obvious to say, it’s a very effective program that we do have here. So, if you’d like to give us a call, our phone number is 586-247-3500. Visit our Web site to see some testimonials from people who’ve had this type of sedation done. And that website is thegentledentist.com. Thank you and bless your day.