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How Sedation Dentistry Can Ease Your Nerves

Published on October 17th, 2019

If you get anxious before or during your dentist appointment, there are now services to help ease your nerves for dental treatments. As your endodontist serving Chicago, we want to make sure you’re aware of an option called sedation dentistry.

What Is Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry is when a dentist uses medication to help their patients relax during specific dental procedures. Some options consist of being relaxed but awake while others are when you are unconscious during a procedure.

The Types

  • Nitrous oxide (laughing gas)
  • Oral sedation
  • Intravenous sedation
  • General anesthesia

Who Can Benefit?

People with real fear and anxiety about the dental treatment should consider looking into sedation dentistry. This will help them stay relaxed at the dentist instead of avoiding multiple appointments. Other reasons to use sedation dentistry include:

  • Patients with anxiety disorders
  • Patients requiring lengthy procedures
  • Patients with a strong gag reflex
  • Patients with special needs

Is It Safe?

Intravenous sedation has been proven safe and effective for outpatient procedures. Make sure you talk to your dentist about any disorders you have or medication you are taking before going through sedation dentistry.

Contact us today to book your next appointment with our endodontist serving Chicago. Don’t be afraid of the dentist, and instead ask us about sedation dentistry and how we can help.

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