Elmhurst Dentist Office Provides Relaxation Dentistry Options for Patients of All Ages

Written by Dr. Scharfenberg on Mar 26, 2013

Fear of dentistry is an unfortunately common and potentially devastating condition. A surprisingly large number of patients go for years without seeing a dentist because they’re so afraid of undergoing dental treatment. These same patients end up suffering from dental decay, gum disease, and tooth loss due to dental neglect.

That’s why our Elmhurst sedation dentist office is so committed to helping anxious patients get the treatment they need. We’re sensitive to your needs, and we’ll work with you to find treatment to fit you, specifically. Read on to learn more about what we offer…

Sedation dentistry treatments can help you calm down before treatment and stay comfortable in the dentist’s chair.

Nitrous oxide (laughing gas) is inhaled through a gas mask in the dentist’s office before treatment. Laughing gas makes patients feel relaxed and happy, so that they can get the treatment they need without.

Oral conscious sedation is another sedation option—this one involves taking a small pill at home before you come in for treatment. Oral conscious sedation provides a deeper level of relaxation than nitrous oxide. As the name suggests, you’ll stay completely conscious when you utilize oral conscious sedation, but it’s likely that you won’t remember anything after treatment!

Spa Dental Therapy utilizes alternative relaxation techniques to soothe patients. Combining massage, aromatherapy, acupressure, chiropractic treatments, and holistic medicine, Spa Dental Therapy provides a soothing sensory experience for anxious dental patients.

Do you want to learn more about the relaxation dentistry treatments available to you? Give our Elmhurst dentist office a call to schedule your personal consultation. When we meet with you, we can help you determine what kind of sedation treatment/and or Spa Dental Therapy treatments fit your needs. We look forward to meeting you and helping you get the care you need—calmly and comfortably!