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Nervous About the Dentist?

Published on June 28th, 2019

Nervous About the Dentist?

For some, going to the dentist, endodontist, or periodontist is extremely nerve-wracking. With sedation dentistry, patients are able to experience anxiety-free dental treatment or dental procedures despite any dental phobia they may have. Around thirty percent of Americans either put off or avoid the dentist because of dental phobia; rather than having poor oral health, which can lead to additional health problems, sedation dentistry is a preferable option.

A Safe Alternative

If you know that you are a person with dental anxiety, it is worth looking into sedation dentistry. It is a completely safe way to lessen patients’ fears, and can be administered intravenously; the level of sedation is also variable person to person. Essentially, it creates a relaxed and calm state during any dental treatment or procedure. While the patient will not remember most of the appointment, they will be able to follow instructions and will be awake so that the dentist can perform their duties. Additionally, if the treatment you need requires local anesthesia, sedation dentistry may also be administered.


For anyone with mild to severe dental phobia, sedation dentistry is extremely beneficial. Patients are able to seek the treatments they need for optimal oral health, and dental professionals are able to properly perform procedures without an anxious patient. Additionally, there are some dental treatments that are hours long, or even require multiple visits. With sedation dentistry, patients do not get antsy in the chair, and some treatments can be completed in fewer visits.

Sedation Dentist South Loop

At Dental Specialists of South Loop, we offer sedation dentistry to our patients that experience dental anxiety. With intravenous sedation available, we ensure that our patients are able to get the dental treatments they need. Whether a periodontal or endodontic treatment, we can discuss sedation dentistry and if it is the right course of action for you. Contact us today!

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