Our Tinley Park dentists do everything possible to help our patients maintain healthy schedules of professional dental cleanings. We know that many people avoid going to the dentist because they suffer from dentistry-related fear and anxiety.
In order to help these patients get the treatment that they need, our dental team offers a number of sedation and relaxation treatments. These treatments have revolutionized dental care for so many people—they may be right for you too!
When people are undergoing restorative or cosmetic dental treatments that have the potential to be uncomfortable, our dental team can use a local anesthetic to numb particular areas of your mouth. Local anesthesia does not affect any other part of your body, other than exact place where the anesthetic is administered.
In order to help patients relax prior to treatment, and during treatment, nitrous oxide (laughing gas) can be quite effective. As the patient breathes in nitrous oxide, he or she will begin to feel relaxed, and maybe even a little giddy. The effects of nitrous oxide are short lived, and the patient simply needs to wait for the gas to wear off naturally.
Another sedation option is called oral conscious sedation. All the patient needs to do in order to start oral conscious sedation is to consume a small, dentist prescribed sedative pill. This pill goes to work relaxing the patient, and helping him or her breeze through dental treatment. When you choose oral conscious sedation, you will stay conscious throughout the treatment process (so you will be able to respond to our dental team’s questions), but you will not remember any of the appointment once you are done.
With all that modern relaxation dentistry has to offer, there is absolutely no reason to avoid the preventive, restorative, and cosmetic treatment that you need. Let our Orland Park dentists help you discover your dream smile the comfortable and stress-free way.