Plenty of adults and children alike are nervous about visiting the dentist’s office. This can sometimes lead to people not seeking dental care even when it’s badly needed. Here at Grand Dental – Lake Zurich, we offer numerous forms of sedation dentistry in our Lake Zurich, IL dental office, so our patients can get through their appointments feeling as comfortable and at-ease as possible.
Nitrous oxide is a quick solution for those with mild to moderate anxieties. It takes effect in just a few minutes once you start breathing it in, and it keeps you in a state of euphoria during your visit. Afterward, the effects will wear off relatively quickly so that you can get back to your normal routine.
For those with more pronounced dental fears, oral conscious sedation is often a good option. You’ll be asked to take a prescribed oral medication shortly before your appointment; you should already be feeling relaxed by the time you arrive. Make arrangements for someone else to drive you to and from your appointment.
IV sedation is recommended for patients with severe anxiety or have experienced dental trauma in the past. It’s also a good option for those who need to undergo a more time-consuming procedure. After the sedative enters the bloodstream, you’ll still be awake, but you likely won’t have any memory of the treatment.
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