Sedation dentistry helps patients who experience greater-than-normal levels of dental anxiety or fear relax during their care through a variety of different sedation techniques that our team at Dental Group of Evergreen Park specializes in. Sedation dentistry is available at Dental Group of Evergreen Park for patients in and around Evergreen Park & Oak Lawn, IL. We recognize that visiting the dentist can be a stressful or a frightening experience for millions of adults who suffer from dental anxiety. This condition is usually triggered by a bad dental experience or a phobia of dentistry in general. In spite of how common it is, you do not need to be afraid about visiting our dentist office because we will ensure your comfort throughout the procedure.
Because they are afraid of the dentist or suffer from dental anxiety, a large majority of Americans avoid routine checkups. For those who are scared of the dentist, sedation dentistry is an ideal approach to give a safe, anxiety-free dental experience.
Sedation dentistry is frequently misunderstood as a technique causing the patient to sleep. Most sedatives, in fact, allow the patient to remain awake throughout the surgery. Some drugs cause drowsiness as a side effect, while nitrous gas, oral conscious sedation, and IV sedation solely act to reduce anxiety during the dental visit. Sedation dentistry is very popular because many of the sedatives can be taken orally. This means you can enjoy sedation dentistry if you also suffer from a fear of needles. Because safety and compliance are two crucial parts of treatments, sedation dentistry is the ideal option for both the patient and the dentist.
There are two main sedation techniques that dental patients rely on during care:
With both of the above sedation methods, local anesthesia is used in the specific treatment area so that patients don’t feel a thing during their treatment, as this specific treatment area is numbed during treatment.
If you receive sedation dentistry, it’s vital that you receive transportation to and from the dental office and not operate a car or other machinery. Your dentist will typically analyze how you feel after treatment to make sure that you are fit to leave office and return home. Upon returning from sedation dentistry care, get plenty of rest and drink plenty of water as to recover efficiently from your care
If you request or require sedation dentistry, our team at Dental Group of Evergreen Park will consult with each patient regarding their own sedation needs and will create the best sedation plan for them. Get in touch with out team today to discuss sedation dentistry at our office in Evergreen Park!