Sedation dentistry is only becoming more popular with all types of dental patients, and there are a number of good reasons why! Our Elmhurst sedation dentists have seen firsthand how useful sedation can be. Today, we are reviewing some of the key benefits of sedation; we hope that this information helps you assess whether sedation may be beneficial for you.
The first thing to keep in mind is that there are a number of different types of sedation available.
Nitrous oxide—commonly called laughing has, this inhaled sedative allows the user to feel immediately calmer, looser, and even a little giggly
Oral conscious sedation—this option involves the patient taking a small sedative pill about an hour before treatment (while still at home). Although you will never actually be unconscious while under sedation, this treatment does have amnesic effects, so you won’t remember your time in the dentist’s chair, post-treatment!
Dental Spa Therapy—this is an all-natural relaxation option that combines various calming therapies: aromatherapy, muscle manipulation, chiropractic treatment, acupressure, and music therapy
Sedation dentistry can help you:
· Get into the dentist’s chair for treatment, even if you suffer from debilitating dental anxiety
· Stay comfortable and calm throughout the treatment process—dental treatment doesn’t have to be painful!
· Achieve your desired dental results faster and more conveniently—generally, our dental team is able to complete more dental treatments in fewer appointments when the patient utilizes sedation—this is because sedation prevents the patient from becoming too fatigued or stressed in the dentist’s chair
If you want to learn more about sedation dentistry, our Elmhurst dentists are here to answer all of your questions! Give us a call to schedule a consultation with our team, or use the Contact Us page on our website to submit your questions and contact info right now.