Eliminating Chicago’s Dental Fears

You may have heard a lot about the benefits of sedation dentistry recently. While sedation dentistry is life changing for those with dental anxieties or fears, the majority of our patients never need it! Most people are surprised at how pain-free our care really is. We have cultivated an exceptionally gentle touch, and our skill when administering injections is impeccable.

Though everyone won’t need sedation dentistry at every visit, there are times that sedation dentistry can make dentistry more comfortable and even more convenient.

Sedation dentistry can:

  • Allow patients to complete several procedures in one appointment.
  • Help those who cannot sit comfortably or sit still receive the care they need.
  • Ease discomfort for those who have a strong gag reflex.
  • Act as an adjunct to Novocaine for patients who have difficulty getting numb.
  • Calm even the most fearful patient.

IV Sedation

Unlike oral sedation or other relaxation methods, IV sedation is used for the deepest level of sedation and is most commonly used during procedures such as implant placement or other oral surgery. It is very controllable, and the level of medication can be immediately increased if you are not sedated enough. We bring in a sedation specialist to administer the IV sedation and you will be monitored at all times to ensure that you are safe and relaxed throughout any dental procedure.

What if I Don’t Want Sedation Dentistry?

For those who don’t really want to be sedated but need a little help to stay relaxed in the chair, we offer Halcion, a commonly prescribed sleeping pill, to help you gently relax and doze during treatment while remaining responsive and able to communicate.