While a patient of any age can feel nervous about visiting the dentist, you don’t have to when you visit Grand Dental – Sycamore. We understand that appointments can be overwhelming, even when you need treatment performed. It’s why we provide sedation dentistry in-house, including three different strengths based on your needs. To learn how sedation dentistry from our Sycamore, IL dentist works, call our dental office!
You first receive nitrous oxide after you sit in the dental chair and put on our designated nasal mask. This makes inhaling the colorless, odorless “laughing gas” easy throughout your treatment. In minutes, you’ll feel relaxed and even euphoric! Once the mask comes off, the effects quickly disappear as well, meaning you can continue your day without interruption.
If you have moderate to severe anxiety, oral conscious sedation may be for you. Before your visit, you’ll take prescribed medication that makes you feel relaxed and at-ease. However, the effects will linger, so you’ll need a friend or family member to drive you to and from the dental office.
Got severe anxiety? IV sedation is likely your best option. This sedative is administered intravenously (or directly into the bloodstream) to achieve fast and powerful relaxing effects. You’ll still be awake, yet you won’t remember the procedure, making it ideal for patients who’ve had traumatic dental experience in the past.