Fear of the dentist, or dental anxiety, is a real concern for many people and a common cause of poor oral health among adults today. There are many underlying factors affecting a patient’s dental fear, but for many it is related to a previous bad experience in the dentist’s chair.

At Arbor Dental Associates in Novi, MI, Dr. Christopher Paulson and his staff welcome patients with dental anxiety and work with them to enable a comfortable and relaxed dental experience. In many cases, a thorough discussion of your dental concerns, the steps involved in your treatment and what to expect can alleviate fears and enable you restore a beautiful, healthy smile.

Sedation Dentistry in Novi, MI

Dr. Paulson also offers oral sedation for patients needing or desiring to feel completely relaxed during their dental procedure. Oral sedation allows patients to be responsive and in control of their bodily functions, but without feeling anxious.

If you are receiving oral sedation, you will need to arrange for someone to drive you home after your treatment.