Relax in the Dental Chair with Sedation Dentistry from Dr. Mighion in Mishawaka, IN
Dental phobia, or fear of the dentist, is very real for some people. If you don’t find a way to overcome fear of going to the dentist, your oral health and subsequent overall health could suffer.
At the Mishawaka, IN dental office of Dr. George A. Mighion, we’ve found that sedation dentistry can work exceptionally well in helping patients feel more at ease about their appointment for dental procedures. Oral sedation is a great option for a variety of dental treatments and Dr. Mighion would be happy to help you explore this option and determine a solution to help you feel more comfortable in the dental chair.
About Sedation Dentistry
Laughing gas (nitrous oxide), oral conscious sedation medication, and full sedation are options some people might want to consider. We offer Nitrous Oxide for most cases and where needed, can increase the affects by adding oral conscious sedation. We always make recommendations based on your unique situation.
Medical history and the type of procedure to be done are taken into account when a dentist determines your eligibility for sedation dentistry. If you are a good candidate and nitrous oxide doesn’t feel strong enough for you, an oral sedative can help make your appointment much more relaxing. When oral sedation is used, you will need someone to bring you home after your dental appointment but most people find that the effects are short-lived and they feel like themselves shortly afterwards (depending on the medication and the timeframe. Dr. George A. Mighion will offer specific recommendations based on your situation).
We keep you safe while your appointment takes place, monitoring your vitals. Many of our patients report feeling relaxed and only slightly aware during procedures. Others fall asleep for a short time. In all cases, time seems to go by quickly, making this a great option not only for those with dental fears or anxiety but also for making longer appointments in order to get treatment faster without feeling like you’ve spent a long time in the dental chair. Dr. Mighion can review any potential side-effects of oral sedation with you prior to the treatment.
Why Choose Dr. George Mighion as Your Mishawaka Dentist?
Dr. Mighion and his Mishawaka, IN dental team go to great lengths to provide patients with a positive experience. Sedation dentistry can help you get the dental work you need — stress free. We regularly upgrade technology and education to benefit our patients and strive to make every appointment stress free and relaxing. We can help you maintain your smile or improve it, with an additional focus on other relevant issues, such as sleep apnea treatment with oral appliances, help for migraines & TMJ, and non-surgical periodontal treatments. Contact us at 574.393.8663 to book your appointment.