Beaumont Family Dentistry - March 2020


Sedation dentistry allows many patients to relax during an otherwise high-stress situation and gives them the feeling of a shorter visit. A dental procedure that may take an hour or more can seem to only last a few short minutes. Though sedation can help patients through their appointments, many people are still hesitant to accept this type of treatment. It’s the wish of every dentist at each of our dental offices, as well as the American Dental Association (ADA), to ensure the safe and effective use of sedatives. The ADA states, “The administration of local anesthesia, sedation, and general anesthesia is an integral part of dental practice.” This is a sentiment that Beaumont Family Dentistry shares. Each of our dentists is trained in providing this type of care to any patient who wishes to have it. If you are interested in learning more about sedation and if it is right for you, visit our website at and contact us today.

A person who’s had a bad experience with the dental field often becomes anxious about, or even fearful of, going to the dentist. While this is a natural reaction, it means that their oral health will start to diminish over time, especially if they neglect their biannual checkups. Luckily, there are ways to help people relax and greatly reduce the anxiety they feel about visiting the dentist. One such method is sedation dentistry.

Sedation dentistry uses a variety of techniques to reduce stress and allow patients to feel calm during their dental visits, no matter what procedure they are undergoing. Dentists can use nitrous oxide or “laughing gas,” anesthesia, and other sedatives either through inhalation, IV, or oral sedation, depending on patients’ needs and preferences. The technique used also determines the level of sedation, which could be mild, moderate, or deep.





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2 salmon fillets (10 oz total)

1. Heat oven to 425 F, and line a sheet pan with parchment paper. 2. Salt each fillet with 1/2 tsp salt. Bake for 6–8 minutes. 3. In a saucepan, combine ghee and garlic and cook over medium heat for 3 minutes. 4. Add rosemary, zest, and juice. Cook for another 3 minutes. 5. Stir in tapioca starch until lumps disappear and mixture thickens. 6. Plate salmon and top with orange sauce.

1 tsp salt

2 tbsp ghee

1 tbsp garlic, minced 1 tbsp fresh rosemary, chopped Zest from 1 orange 1/3 cup fresh-squeezed orange juice

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1 tsp tapioca starch

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