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Sedation Dentist Aurora

Hate Going to the Dentist? We’ll Change Your Mind

Are you fearful of going to the dentist? We want you to know you are not alone. We have treated several patients with dental phobias in our dental office. We have been very pleased to help relieve their fear during their appointments through two types of sedation dentistry in our Aurora, IL dental office.

Why Choose Sommers Family Dental for Sedation Dentistry?

Oral Conscious Sedation Dentistry

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For patients who suffer from moderate to severe dental anxiety, we offer oral conscious sedation, which only involves swallowing one pill about an hour before the appointment. By the time you arrive at our dental office, you’ll already feel at-ease as we direct you to your treatment room. Because the effects take a while to wear off, you’ll need to be prepared to have a trusted family member or friend drop you off and pick you up from our dental office.

Nitrous Oxide Dental Sedation

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Nitrous oxide is an excellent way to help ease any lingering fears, anxiety, or nervousness that you may feel about visiting your dentist in Aurora. Whether you’re someone who routinely reschedules appointments due to your dental anxiety or you’re not looking forward to undergoing a treatment that you need, our team at Sommers Family Dental can help you feel comfortable with nitrous oxide.

Who is a Good Candidate for Nitrous Oxide?

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Nitrous oxide is an excellent choice for both children and adults, as it’s completely safe and perfect for those experiencing mild dental anxiety or fear. It’s also an excellent service for patients who deal with the following:

  • A strong and sensitive gag reflex that makes cleanings and treatments uncomfortable.
  • A fear or discomfort around needles.
  • Physical or cognitive disabilities make it uncomfortable or difficult to sit in the treatment chair for the duration of your appointment.
  • You’re receiving a treatment that may take a little longer than a routine checkup and cleaning.

We typically don’t administer nitrous oxide to those who are pregnant, have sinus congestion, or deal with certain respiratory conditions. Before we administer nitrous oxide, our team will gather your medical history to ensure it’s safe and that you’re a good candidate.

How Does Nitrous Oxide Work?

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Nitrous oxide is administered through a small nose mask that we’ll place onto your face. Through it, you’ll breathe in the sedation, quickly allowing you to enter a calm and relaxed state. Once the full effects have taken place, your sedation dentist in Aurora will begin your treatment as our trained staff monitor you throughout your care. Once the visit is complete, we’ll have you breathe in oxygen to help flush the effects from your system and make sure you’re fine to leave.

Aftercare for Nitrous Oxide Sedation

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One great benefit of nitrous oxide sedation is that its effects wear off very quickly. Many of our patients only need to stay in our office for a few minutes following their treatment before they’re cleared to drive home. Depending on the procedure you received, you may be safe to carry on with the rest of your day as you normally would, like going to work or school. Some patients experience a lingering headache or some slight nausea after sedation, but this is typical and will dissipate with some time.

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