Do you suffer from dental fear and anxiety? If you have had a negative past experience at the dentist or have a generalized fear, Dr. Nechama Brand and Dr. Abraham Stein have the tools to help you get the dental treatment you need. At Premier Dental in Chicago, IL, we are passionate about providing comfortable dental treatment to our patients. Our compassionate dentists work with patients one-on-one through every step of the treatment process so that they feel confident in our services.
Premier Dentistry is proud to offer dental sedation for patients who require routine checkups or dental procedures. Patients who do not suffer from dental fear or anxiety also benefit from sedation dentistry. It is important that people receive routine dental care and necessary treatments.
Avoiding the dentist due to fear or for other reasons will only create dental problems that will progress over time. These problems can be costly and traumatic to treat. This is why we offer patients several sedation options. Learn more about this general dental solution below.
Benefits of Sedation Dentistry
Dental sedation offers multiple benefits to our patients as well as our dental team. Sedation dentistry:
- Provide pain-free dental care
- Give patients anxiety-relief
- Allows dentists to work more efficiently
- Reduces the patient gag reflex
- Cause anterograde amnesia (the patient doesn’t remember treatment)
Sedation dentistry also benefits patients with these conditions:
- Patients with dental fear
- Patients with a low tolerance for pain
- Those who have a phobia of needles, blood, or loud noises
- Patients who have dental anxiety
- Those who need multiple dental treatments in one visit
- Patients with disabilities or movement disorder
- Special needs patients
- Those with a poor gag reflex
Types of Sedation Dentistry
Nitrous Oxide: Also known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide has been around for many years and is considered safe. It is administered through a nasal mask and takes effect immediately. With this sedation method, patients are conscious but remain fully relaxed.
Once the nasal mask is removed after treatment, the effects will stop immediately. Because of this, the patient will be able to drive themselves to and from the dentist appointment. Following their dental appointment, patients can resume all normal activities.
Oral Conscious Sedation: This type of sedation method is administered through a pill. Your dentist will give specific instructions on how to take the medication but it typically involves taking a pill about an hour prior to treatment. Patients will often remain conscious during their procedure however they will have little to no memory of their treatment.
They will have complete control over their bodily functions and will even be able to respond to the dentist. Patients who undergo oral conscious sedation require transportation to and from their appointment. The sedation effects will take several hours to wear off.
If you or a family member have any of these conditions and would like to try dental sedation, don’t hesitate to call our Chicago, IL dentist office at 312-726-1901. You may also schedule an appointment online with Dr. Brand or Dr. Stein for a full consultation.