Whether you’ve had negative experience with previous dentists or you’re simply afraid of hearing bad news, patients of all ages can feel anxiety about their dental visits. At Grand Dental – Lockport, we hear you. That’s why, even if you find it difficult to call, we want you to know we have sedation dentistry to help you stay relaxed. With three options to choose from for sedation dentistry in Lockport, IL, getting comfortable in the dental chair couldn’t be easier!
Nitrous oxide is provided once you’re sitting in the dental chair. We place a small nose mask on your face so you can breathe in the colorless, odorless gas over the course of your treatment. Within minutes, you’ll feel calm, relaxed, and even euphoric. Once completed, we can easily remove the nitrous oxide as quickly as it came.
If you have moderate to severe anxiety, oral conscious sedation is a worthwhile option to consider. Prior to your visit, we give you medication that’s taken an hour ahead of your treatment. You’ll feel very relaxed during your care, but will need a family member to drive you home since the effects do tend to linger.
Those with severe anxiety will find IV sedation to be the most ideal. This sedative is administered through the bloodstream, meaning it will take effect almost immediately. While you’ll be conscious, you won’t have memory of your appointment, making it perfect for those who struggle with negative memories associated with dental visits. It’s also ideal for those in need of multiple or longer treatments.
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