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 office. We have been very pleased to help relieve their fear during their appointments through two types of sedation.
If you need something a little stronger than nitrous oxide, we can give you Xanax. We do require that you have a driver available to take you home afterward because you will be too groggy to drive. This does not knock you out the way general anesthesia does. Instead, it puts you in a sleepy and relaxed state, so you will be unconcerned about the dental procedure.
If you have a general fear of the dentist, then nitrous oxide is an excellent way to put you at ease. Nitrous oxide is a sedative gas that is mixed with oxygen. You will breath it in with a special mask and become quite relaxed and at ease. When the procedure is over, your dentist will give you oxygen to breathe in order to clear your head. One of the benefits of nitrous oxide is it does not have the same side effects of other sedatives. When your procedure is done, you will be able to drive yourself home or back to work.
If you have been putting off much-needed dental work because of fear, feel free to call our office at (630) 892-7041 to schedule an appointment, or you may click here to request an appointment online. You may also request a complimentary consultation where you can sit down with one of our dentists and ask questions.