Sedation Dentistry for Comfortable, Compassionate Care

If you suffer from dental anxiety or sensitivity to dental work, sedation dentistry can allow you to enjoy the most comfortable dental appointment you have ever had. Sedation is a unique treatment, requiring the care of a qualified dentist. Dr. Michael Sharp is highly trained and able to provide both oral conscious sedation and nitrous oxide for your comfort. Depending on the type of sedation you choose, the medications can induce a twilight sleep or simply calm your nerves. Sharp Smile Center can provide expert sedation dentistry to patients in the Portage, MI, area to help you receive vital, comfortable treatment.

Dr. Sharp describes sedation dentistry, also called “dream sleep dentistry.” This service has been a tremendous help for many of his patients who had previously avoided getting dental care.

Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

Dental sedation can especially help patients with dental anxiety and patients who suffer from a strong gag reflex. Often, discomfort felt during dental treatment, whether emotional or physical, can keep patients from receiving vital care. We understand your concerns, and are dedicated to providing compassionate, gentle treatment. If anxiety has caused you to put off your regular dental care, oral conscious sedation and nitrous oxide can allow you receive necessary care, and protect your long-term oral health. Now you can schedule your biannual visits, knowing you have nothing to worry about.

With safe, effective sedation, your procedure with Sharp Smile Center can be the most pleasant treatment experience you have ever had. You can undergo your procedure in a state of deep relaxation, and not become fully aware until at home with a restored smile. Like many anxious patients, you may have heightened post-operative sensitivity. However, sedation can effectively help to reduce discomfort both during and after your treatment.

Sedation dentistry can also be very beneficial if you are preparing for a lengthy procedure. With sedation, we can perform your procedure correctly the first time, without interruption, and with no need for multiple office visits.

When administered by a qualified practitioner, such as Dr. Sharp, oral sedation is very safe. You can receive the vital care you need without any discomfort or stress.

Types of Dental Sedation

At our office we are able to provide various levels of sedation for your comfort. The two forms of sedation we use are nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation. For patients with extreme dental anxiety, we can combine the two forms of sedation for more significant levels of relaxation.

Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous oxide is a mild sedation option. The gas is odorless and colorless on its own, and is more commonly known as laughing gas. We administer nitrous oxide through a small face mask. The effects become noticeable quickly, producing deep relaxation, and often feelings of euphoria. Because nitrous oxide is a mild option, it will fade quickly, leaving your system soon after treatment. You will be able to drive yourself home from your appointment.

Oral Conscious Sedation

When administered by a qualified practitioner, such as Dr. Sharp, oral sedation is very safe. You can receive the vital care you need without any discomfort or stress. If you choose oral conscious sedation, we will prescribe an anti-anxiety medication to take at home and right before your appointment. Typically, we will prescribe a dose that enable you to enter a twilight sleep. In this state, you will remain responsive, but you will not be fully aware of what is going on around you. Time will pass very quickly, and you will have little, if any, memory of your procedure. Because oral sedation will affect your cognitive ability, you should find someone to drive you to and from the office.

Ease and Comfort at the Dentist

Our team is dedicated to providing comfortable and caring treatment to each patient. We encourage you to find out how you can experience the best dental care you have ever had. Contact our office to schedule your appointment. 

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Eight implants and many crowns later, I have a smile to be proud of. With the aid of sedation, we got a lot done in a short time. THANK YOU Dr. Sharp and staff for getting me through my dental problems. Gene

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