Elmhurst Sedation Dentist Offers Multiple Relaxation Dentistry Options

Written by Dr. Scharfenberg on Jul 27, 2016

Our Elmhurst dentists do everything possible to keep dental treatment comfortable and stress-free for our patients. To that end we offer a number of sedation dentistry options; we can help you choose the relaxation protocol that is perfect for you.

Here are some of the sedation options available in our office…

Nitrous Oxide

This sedation option is commonly also referred to as “laughing gas.” Once you inhale nitrous oxide you will start to feel relaxed, calm, and maybe even a little giggly. The effects of nitrous oxide treatment wear off quickly after treatment is complete.

Oral Conscious Sedation

Oral conscious sedation is effective for both calming you before treatment and keeping you comfortable in the dentist’s chair. In order to benefit from oral conscious sedation, you’ll take a small pill before you come in to our office for your appointment. By the time you’re in the dentist’s chair you’ll already feel calm and stress-free. The effects of oral conscious sedation will wear off naturally once your back home after treatment. Oral conscious sedation also has amnesic properties, so you probably won’t remember your time in the dentist’s chair post-treatment.

Dental Spa Therapy

Our dental team also offers all-natural dental spa therapy to ease you through dental treatment. This relaxation option combines a number of homeopathic therapies and tools—aromatherapy, acupressure, chiropractic treatment, massage, and natural medicine and supplements—to lull you into a stage of “pre-sleep” before you undergo treatment. This is a great option for dental patients for whom medications are not viable or effective, as well as for people who simply prefer to use natural means to achieve relaxation.

As always our Elmhurst dentists are happy to give you any additional information that you may need. You can contact our dental team by calling or office or by filling out the Contact Us form on our website.