Elmhurst Sedation Dentist Reviews Common Sedation Treatments for Dental Patients

Written by Dr. Scharfenberg on Feb 14, 2014

It used to be that patients who were fearful of the dentist had very few options other than to “suffer through it.” Now, however, modern sedation technologies and techniques make it possible for our Elmhurst sedation dentists to put patients at ease before they even get into the dentist’s chair. Keep reading to learn more about these innovative treatment options…

Patients find themselves avoiding dental treatment for a variety of reasons:

· They feel nervous at the very thought of dental treatment

· They experience dental sensitivity and pain

· They tend to “clench up” in the dentist’s chair, because they are uncomfortable/they do not like feeling “out of control”

No matter what the cause of your dental anxiety or aversion, our dentists can help you overcome these problems.

Holistic Dental Spa Therapy utilizes natural treatments to calm the patient during treatment. Our dental team will tailor your treatment, and the specific therapies you employ, to meet your specific needs. The purpose of Spa Therapy is to gently bring the patient into a light stage of pre-sleep during the appointment. Here are the common components of Dental Spa Therapy:

· Massage

· Acupressure

· Aromatherapy

· Music Therapy

· Chiropractics

· Interior Design

Sedation options like Nitrous Oxide and Oral Conscious Sedation utilize medical compounds to put patients at ease. Nitrous Oxide is commonly referred to as “laughing gas,” and it is inhaled by the patient as treatment begins. When using Oral Conscious Sedation, the patient simply takes a small pill at home before they even come into the dental office.

Which of these options is right for you will depend on a number of factors, including your level of anxiety, treatment schedule, and ideal dental experience. Our Elmhurst sedation dentists can help you make these important decisions—just call our office to get started!