If the thought of visiting the dentist scares you, you are not alone. Almost 75% of Americans have dental anxiety. That fear can cause people to put off dealing with dental issues. Putting off dental work can lead to problems in overall health of the whole body. Please don’t let a bad experience cause you to avoid getting needed dental work performed.
Is There a Solution for Dental Anxiety?
There is a solution for dental anxiety! Oral sedation can be used to help calm the nerves of anxious patients. It helps patients with severe dental anxiety, patients with a sensitive gag reflex, patients who experience difficulty in getting numb for procedures, and people who need multiple procedures done in a limited time.
What is Sedation Dentistry?
Sedation dentistry uses medications to allow patients with dental anxiety to visit the dentist with less fear. The staff at Knight Dental Care will be happy to explain the process and options with you to help relieve any nervousness you feel.
Before Dr. Knight begins your procedure, a sedative will be administered. You will then start to feel the “drowsy” effects immediately. Because of this, you want to bring a friend or relative with you to your appointment to transport you home. Once the sedation has taken full effect, you will be completely relaxed physically and mentally. Dr. Knight will then perform the necessary procedure. You will be able to communicate with Dr. Knight and his staff during this time but will have little memory of it afterward. A staff member will be watching your vital signs to ensure that you are safe at all times. Once the procedure is finished, the sedation will gradually wear away and by that evening you will be able to return to your normal schedule.
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We’ll make the process of paying for your dental care as simple as possible! Our office accepts a wide variety of insurance plans, and we’re always happy to file your claim for you so that you can be sure to receive the maximum benefits available to you. Knight Dental Care is in network with Delta Dental, Metlife, Cigna, BlueCross BlueShield, Guardian, United Healthcare, and more! Call us today to find out how we can maximize your insurance plan!
The Proof is in Our Patients
Meet Dr. Mark Knight and Dr. Ashley Hankinson, Your Trusted Flint Family & Cosmetic Dentists!
Dr. Mark Knight
Dr. Knight has dedicated his professional career to providing you with the best that dentistry has to offer. Dr. Knight is continually educating himself & his staff on the latest techniques in order to offer state-of-the-art, comfortable & personalized dental care to you & your family.
For two generations, the Knight family has been providing dental comfort & care to the Flint community. His father, Dr. Ralph Knight, began practicing dentistry in the Flint area in the early 1960s. For the past 18 years, Dr. Mark Knight, a graduate of the Northwestern University School of Dentistry in Chicago, has carried on the family tradition of serving the people of Flint.
Dr. Knight is a member of the American Dental Association, the Michigan Dental Association, the Chicago Dental Society, the American Orthodontic Society & various study clubs, & is a Certified Invisalign® Provider.
Dr. Knight looks forward to your visit & to showing you how exceptional dentistry can improve your life.
Dr. Ashley Hankinson
Dr. Ashley Hankinson grew up in Grand Blanc and is a graduate of Grand Blanc High School. She continued her education at Michigan State University where she received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology. Dr. Hankinson received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Marquette University School of Dentistry in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. After dental school, Dr. Hankinson completed a two-year multi-campus fellowship at Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Harvard Medical School, and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
During her time in Boston, she was employed in private practice as a general dentist. Dr. Hankinson prides herself on her passion for dentistry and uses her caring and gentle demeanor to make each dental appointment as fun and relaxing as possible. When not at the office, Dr. Hankinson enjoys spending time with her family and friends, hiking, snowboarding, and cheering on her favorite sports teams.