Sedation Dentistry in Tawas City, MI

Pain-Free Treatment With Sedation Dentistry

When a person suffers from dental anxiety or even a fear of the dentist (known as odontophobia), it can be extremely difficult to seek help for dental issues or even to attend routine checkups and hygiene visits. sedation dentistry offers a solution for these patients, so they can turn formerly fearful office visits into positive experiences. With sedation dentistry, the patient receives the necessary dental treatment without any anxiety.

Tawas Bay Dental in Tawas City, MI offers three types of sedation dentistry:

Oral Sedation

The mildest and most common form of dental sedation, the dentist prescribes a pill to be taken about an hour before the appointment time. The pill simply relaxes the patient, allowing them to sit comfortably for their procedure. Though some drowsiness may occur, there is no loss of consciousness with this sedation.

IV Sedation

With this method, sedation is administered via an IV line by a trained anesthesia nurse (CRNA) who works alongside Dr. Johnson for the duration of the procedure. The patient sleeps through the visit, allowing them to be comfortable and anxiety-free. Recovery time is quick.

Nitrous Oxide

Also known as “laughing gas”, nitrous oxide is commonly used by many dentists to induce a state of drowsy relaxation. The gas is inhaled through a mask while the dentist gives a local anesthetic, resulting in a relaxed and painless appointment.

If you have dental anxieties or phobias, ask Dr. Johnson about your options for sedation dentistry. Don’t ignore your oral health – instead, let us show you how to get through your procedures, pain, and anxiety-free!

If you need more information about Sedation Dentistry in Tawas City, contact us today.

Tawas Bay Dental

508 East M-55
Tawas City, MI 48763

Office Hours

9am-1pm *Accounting office open

Patient Reviews

I had implants done at Tawas Bay Dental and am very pleased. My dentures fit perfectly and I have no issues with pain or eating. I highly recommend them for any dental procedure.


We are so very lucky Dr. Johnson and his staff took my husband as an emergency patient. We were in Tawas on vacation and was told he needed immediate intensive dental work. The staff were so kind and supportive to both him and to me. It could have been a horrible experience, but due to their professional yet supportive attention to us it truly was not. Everyone went above and beyond to help us both through it. Thank you to Tawas Bay Dental – I highly recommend for anyone and everyone to go to you!