One of the biggest threats to a healthy smile is actually dental anxiety. Chronic dental anxiety keeps sufferers from keeping up with preventive and restorative dental treatments. Over time this leads to increased instances of dental cavities as well as gum disease.
Our Tinley Park dentists understand that fear of the dentist is a very real problem for dental patients of all ages. That is why we make it a point to offer effective sedation options to help you get the care you need.
Here are some instances in which sedation dentistry may be helpful…
When a person has intense dental anxiety
If you have trouble even getting into the dentist’s chair, sedation can help put you at ease. While under sedation you’ll be completely conscious, but you’ll feel relaxed, and you won’t be bothered by sights and sounds of dentistry that would otherwise cause you to panic.
When undergoing potentially painful treatments
Sedation dentistry can also help to keep you comfortable throughout the treatment process. If you are making structural changes to your smile, or undergoing significant reconstructive dental care, sedation may be good complement to your treatment plan.
When undergoing multi-phased dental treatments
Did you know that sedation can actually increase the efficiency of your treatment process? When patients use sedation, they are less likely to become fatigued and stressed in the dentist’s chair. This means that our dental team is able to complete a greater number of treatments in one appointment—thus saving you time and money.
If you want to learn more about how sedation works, and for whom it may be appropriate, please call our Orland Park dentists to schedule a consultation. You can also use the Contact Us page on our website to submit an inquiry for our team, and we’ll get back to you shortly.