Children as well as adults can feel anxious, fearful, and nervous about visiting the dentist. Whether this emotional response is caused by a bad past experience, overstimulation due to the various sights and sounds of the dental office, or a fear of receiving bad news, our team wants you to feel comfortable and at-ease. That’s why we’re happy to provide sedation dentistry for our Franklin Park, IL dental patients of all ages.
Nitrous oxide sedation is a fast-acting method that we can administer directly in the treatment room. We’ll place a small nose mask on your face that will allow you to breathe in a colorless, odorless gas. Within minutes, you’ll feel a wave of relaxation and euphoria wash over you. Once the procedure is complete, we’ll remove the mask, and you can go on about your day as you normally would.
Oral conscious sedation is a good option for patients who have moderate or severe anxiety. Before your visit, we’ll prescribe a pill for you to take. That way, once you arrive at our dental office, you’ll already feel relaxed, which will allow us to begin treating you right away. Because the effects of oral conscious sedation last for awhile, you’ll need to plan to have someone drop you off and pick you up from your appointment.
IV sedation can help patients who are undergoing long and extensive procedures or who have very severe anxiety and fear. We’ll administer the sedative directly into the bloodstream. You’ll remain conscious during your treatment, which will allow you to respond to our questions and requests, but you likely won’t remember a thing.