Dental fear and anxiety keep many people from getting the preventive and restorative treatments that they need. Our Elmhurst sedation dentists offer a number of treatment options to help dental patients overcome anxiety in the dentist’s chair. Keep reading to get a better idea of the options that are available to you.
When you come in for a consultation with our dental team, we’ll be able to help you figure out which relaxation treatment may work best for you.
Oral conscious sedation is great for people who want to stay comfortable in the dentist’s chair, and who want to reduce anxiety prior to coming into the office. If you use oral conscious sedation, you will take a small pill about an hour before your appointment. This pill makes you feel calm and comfortable (please keep in mind that you will need someone to transport you to and from our office). The sedative that we use also have amnesic properties, which makes it unlikely that you will remember very much from the treatment process once it is complete.
Another relaxation treatment that we use is nitrous oxide (or laughing gas). This treatment is administered through a mask that allows you to comfortably breathe in the nitrous oxide. Patients who use nitrous oxide report that they feel calm, sleepy, and even a little giggly when under the effects of laughing gas. This treatment wears off quickly and naturally once you’re done in the dentist’s’ chair.
Our dental team is also proud to offer an all-natural relaxation option called Dental Spa Therapy. This protocol combines the benefits of massage, acupressure, aromatherapy, chiropractic treatment, and other natural medicines.
Feel free to contact our Elmhurst sedation dentists to learn more about all of your relaxation dentistry options. Now is the time to get your smile back on track!