Dental anxiety can make it difficult for many Auburn, IL patients to get the care they need, which is why we’re proud to offer sedation dentistry. We use only nitrous oxide sedation, commonly known as laughing gas. This type of sedation is very safe and has been used in dentistry for over 100 years. It’s gentle, hypoallergenic, and good for patients of all ages. As a dentist for anxiety patients, we make it our goal to help you be as comfortable and relaxed as possible. You can request sedation for any procedure that has you feeling nervous, from fillings to dental implants. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.
If you have dental anxiety, know that you’re not alone. In fact, it’s very common for patients to have some degree of anxiety. Unfortunately, some patients have moderate to severe anxiety that can make them avoid the dentist unless absolutely necessary. This often leads to more significant dental issues than those who visit the dentist regularly. If this is your situation, we understand. Our friendly, compassionate team will do everything possible to help you feel comfortable throughout your visit.
Reasons We Use Nitrous Oxide
There are several types of sedation dentistry used today, but we prefer nitrous oxide for many reasons. First, it’s extremely safe and has proven efficacy. Second, the onset of the gas is very quick – which means it starts to help you relax right away. It’s also very easy to adjust the level of sedation, which allows us to make sure you’re completely at ease. If you start to feel a bit anxious, we can increase your level of sedation. There are no needles involved, just a small mask you’ll wear over your nose. Another benefit of nitrous oxide sedation dentistry is that you’ll be awake the entire time. This means you can easily communicate with us. And since the gas wears off quickly with no lasting effects, most of our patients are able to drive themselves home afterward.
As a full-service dentist for anxiety patients, we offer a wide range of services to our Auburn, IL patients. From tooth extractions and root canals to cosmetic procedures like teeth whitening, we can help you with anything you need to have a happy, healthy smile. Give us a call today at 217-483-7177 or schedule your appointment online.