‘This Won’t Hurt A Bit’ Dental Care In Sterling Heights

  • November 1, 2016

One of the biggest sources of dental anxiety is pain. Patients have told us for years and many continue to tell us how they worry about a particular procedure being painful.

At Forever Young Dentistry, we have heard those concerns and incorporated a variety of techniques into our practice to make your visits as painless and pain-free as possible.

Experts estimate that as many as 1 in 5 people avoid going to the dentist as a direct result of dental anxiety. Since pain — or fear of pain — is one of the most common causes of that anxiety, we gladly offer sedation dentistry and other services.

Every patient who visits our dentist office in Sterling Heights, MI, should feel comfortable physically and emotionally while they are in our office.

Call us or contact us online to learn more about our approach to managing pain and dental anxiety. The best way to learn is by visiting Dr. Young for a consultation.


Doing Away With Dental Anxiety

If we could wave a magic wand and prevent our patients from experiencing dental pain, we would do it. As it turns out, we don’t have a magic wand, but we do have a variety of tools and techniques at our disposal to keep our patients pain-free while they are in our dentist chairs.

Here are a few things we do at Forever Young Dentistry to keep you comfortable.


▶︎ Pain-free injections

Dr. Young is using a modern approach to delivering anesthetic. The point of anesthetic is to prevent you from feeling pain, and yet many people remain bothered by the sting that comes from using a needle to deliver that medicine.

Dr. Young can deliver the medication without the sting with buffered local anesthetic. A special solution of sodium bicarbonate allows him to complete this process with no pain and in a way that the anesthetic takes effect more quickly.

It’s a win-win for all our patients.


▶︎ Sedation dentistry

Dental sedation is not new, although our understanding of how sedation should be administered has improved a lot in the past 170 years.

At Forever Young Dentistry, we offer two levels of sedation — nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation.

Nitrous oxide is great for patients with mild or moderate dental anxiety. Inhaling the gas will induce a relaxed state that helps them remain calm throughout their treatment. The gas also prevents you from feeling any pain among other benefits.

The gas takes effect quickly and wears off almost as fast when your treatment is over.

Patients will more severe dental anxiety may prefer oral conscious sedation. Dr. Young can prescribe a single dose of medicine to put you in a completely relaxed state. As with nitrous oxide, you will stay calm and you won’t feel any pain.

The medicine used for oral sedation can last for hours, so it is essential that you make arrangements for a family member or friend to drive you to and from your appointment if you choose this dental sedation option.


▶︎ Compassionate care

The approach a dental staff takes toward their patients makes a big difference in how their patients feel while they are in the office. Dr. Young and our team work together to create a comforting, caring space for our patients.

Our long-term patients understand that we are doing everything we can to make their visits as easy as can be.

With time, some patients are able to step down from oral sedation to nitrous oxide to foregoing dental sedation completely. With our tools and training, we have ways of providing the care you need in a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere.


We Want To Help Ease Your Dental Anxiety

We know that no two patients are the same. We also know that what works for one patient might make things more difficult for the next person.

Every member of the Forever Young Dentistry team treats each patient as an individual. That means we can make changes to how we provide your dental care that make it easier for you to receive the care you need and deserve.

Stop by our office to learn more about us and our approach to our patients.

To schedule a consultation, you can call 586-698-7135 or you can fill out our easy online form. Dr. Young will be happy to discuss the comfort and sedation options available to you and to answer any questions you may have about our dental care.

We hope this will be the first step toward and long and lasting relationship.