You’re never too old to have dental phobia or anxiety, but these worries don’t have to rule your life. For those who have a hard time scheduling routine appointments and necessary treatments, we invite you to call our dental office to ask about our three different methods of sedation dentistry in Channahon, IL that can make your next visit a simple, relaxing one.
Nitrous oxide is perhaps the most straightforward type of sedation. Once you come back to the treatment area, a nose mask will be placed on your face so that you can breathe in the sedative. You’ll feel a wave of euphoria that erases all of your worries throughout the treatment. The effects wear of in a few minutes after the mask is removed.
Roughly one hour before the treatment is set to begin, you’ll take some oral medication. You’ll start to feel the relaxing effects by the time you get to our dental office. Make arrangements with a friend or family member to drive you home; the effects will still linger for a while after the procedure itself is done.
IV sedation is administered to patients who suffer from severe dental anxiety due to past trauma. Once the sedative is delivered directly into the bloodstream, its effects will kick in quickly. Even though you’ll be awake, you probably won’t remember anything about the treatment, which can be ideal for those who find dental visits to be extremely stressful.