Patients of all ages may feel anxious at the idea of seeing a dentist, which makes it difficult to schedule routine appointments and treatments that your smile needs to thrive. That’s why we offer three different methods of sedation dentistry. We’ll work with you to determine which option for sedation dentistry in our Naperville, IL dental office will best help you feel relaxed and comfortable when receiving dental care.
We can remedy mild anxiety with nitrous oxide sedation. You’ll inhale this colorless, odorless gas (also known as “laughing gas”) through a small nasal mask. Within minutes, joyous waves of relaxation will wash over you. The effects of nitrous oxide should wear off quickly once the mask is removed, allowing you to resume your normal day.
Oral conscious sedation is ideal for moderately to severely anxious patients. We’ll prescribe a potent anti-anxiety pill to be taken about an hour before your procedure. By the time you’re in the treatment chair, you’ll be relaxed enough to easily receive the care you need. The effects of the pill can last for hours, so you’ll need someone to drive you to and from our dental office.
IV sedation can help with extreme anxiety and fear. Because the sedative is delivered straight into the bloodstream, the effects will set in quickly and can be adjusted as needed throughout the procedure. You’ll remain awake during your treatment, but you likely won’t remember much.