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.
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.
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 dental 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.