Options for Sedation Dentistry at Calumet Dental
Do you have fear of the pain, needles or the drill?
Do you have a small mouth opening which make it difficult to get dental work done?
Do you difficulty sitting through lengthy appointments?
Many people find going to the dentist a very anxious or fearful experience, some even refusing to seek treatment. We want you to know that here at Calumet Dental we understand your situation, and that's why we offer sedation dentistry services so you can get the dental attention you need while feeling comfortable and relaxed. These sedation options not only make the procedures pain-free, but they also keep you comfortable during your visits with us. Depending on the type of treatment or procedure you require, the doctor will talk you through it and recommend the most appropriate type of sedation for such procedure.
Here at Calumet Dental we offer three types of sedation methods: nitrous oxide, oral sedation, and local anesthesia.
Nitrous Oxide – most commonly referred to as "laughing gas," this type of sedation is inhaled through a mask, leaving you in a relaxed but responsive state, while the procedure is happening. Once the procedure is completed, oxygen is administered through the mask to remove the effects of the sedation.
Oral Sedation – usually prescribed as a pill taken a couple of hours before your appointment, allows you to feel calm and relax for your treatment.
Local Anesthesia – usually comes in the form of an anesthetic gel that is applied to the area being treated to numb it or an injection also applied to the area and surrounding area to block the pain. This type of sedation is the easiest and most used for short procedures; its effects usually last a few hours.
Not all sedation methods are right for all patients when you visit us at Calumet Dental, our doctors will review your medical history and talk with you extensively, in order to find out which sedation solutions are best for you. We want your experiences with us to be comfortable and relaxing and above all, safe for you.
If you need sedation to visit a dentist or want to know more about how sedation dentistry can help you, give us a call at (708) 300-9352 or visit us at 500 River Oakes Dr., Calumet City, IL 60409 to schedule your appointment with us today!