For those who feel nervous about their treatment or normally get anxious before visiting the dentist’s office, sedation dentistry can be a very likely solution. We offer several sedation options:
- Nitrous oxide, commonly known as laughing gas, is a gaseous mixture of oxygen and very mild sedative. It is inhaled before or during your treatment to help you feel more relaxed and at ease. It lasts for only a few minutes after the patient stops breathing it in.
- Oral sedation is a sedative that is prescribed to the patient and taken as a pill before their next visit. It ensures that by the time you arrive to Smile 312, you will feel calm.
- IV sedation is when a patient receives sedative medication intravenously (through the veins). Sedation is delivered quickly and precisely this way and is a form of conscious sedation, so you will not be made unconscious by it. You may be so relaxed, though, that you fall asleep and forget the details of your treatment.
With any sedation dentistry in Chicago, Illinois, we recommend you have a friend or family member drive you to and from your appointment. If you have questions about the sedation options offered by our dentist, Dr. Harvey J. Mahler, please call us at (312) 548-8500! We will do all we can to make your experience with us as comfortable as possible. Learn more about our other general dental services like dental fillings, teeth cleanings, oral cancer screenings, and gum disease treatment.