At Lakeview Smiles, we want every patient to have a pleasant dental experience. Whether you are in need of extensive treatment or scheduling a dental check-up, it is our goal to help you feel comfortable and at ease throughout each and every visit. For this reason, we offer sedation dentistry. Sedation dentistry allows your dentist to accomplish a lot of dental work in just one visit. Sedation dentistry has changed several patients’ perspectives when it comes to visiting their dentist and it could help you too! If you are interested in sedation dentistry in Chicago, IL, call our team today to schedule dental care you can feel good about.
Reasons for Sedation Dentistry
There are a few different reasons patients may choose sedation dentistry. If you have a sensitive gag reflex, sedation dentistry can help you relax and make it easier for your dentist to perform a check-up or treatment. If you have trouble sitting still, sedation dentistry can help you sit through a lengthy appointment. If you have dental fears and anxiety, sedation can help you feel calm and work toward your smile goals without hesitation. Sedation is administered by one of our trained and qualified dentists. It is safe and effective in improving your overall dental experience.
Types of Sedation
We offer two types of sedation. Your dentist can help you determine the best fit for your upcoming visit. Don’t hesitate to ask one of our team members about how sedation dentistry can help you during your next appointment!
- Nitrous Oxide Sedation – Nitrous oxide is a form of sedation that is administered through a mask that is placed over your nose during your visit. The nitrous oxide begins to work within minutes, leaving you relaxed and completely calm. With sedation, you will not be bothered by smells or sounds during your visit. You can respond to your dentist if needed. Once your visit is complete, the sedation will begin to wear away, allowing you to resume your normal activities following your appointment.
- Oral Sedation – With oral sedation, you will be given a pill to take prior to the start of your visit. The sedation will take effect before your dental care begins. With oral sedation, you will feel completely comfortable in the dental chair. Oral sedation typically lasts for hours, allowing your dentist to complete your entire visit while you are anxiety-free.