Millions of Americans cope with dental anxiety. They’ll tense up just thinking about an ordinary exam; the idea of a more complicated procedure, like a dental implant, can send their stress level through the roof. Sedation dentistry from David Rice DDS in Elgin can get them through it.
Dental implants are actually a rather straightforward procedure. A titanium post (the actual implant) is inserted into the jaw, where it gradually fuses with the bone. Once that happens it becomes a solid foundation for an artificial tooth.
Placing the titanium post may be rather straightforward, but for some patients, the thought is almost unbearable. Sedation can get them through it.
We offer four types:
- Nitrous oxide has been used in dentistry for more than a hundred years. It is safe and effective.
- Oral conscious sedation involves taking a prescribed sedative an hour or so before the procedure. The patient remains awake, but in a deep state of relaxation. They’ll someone to escort them to and from our office.
- IV Sedation. As the name implies, this is administered intravenously. Most patients stay awake during IV sedation, but in a much deeper state of relaxation than with oral conscious sedation. An escort is required for this, too.
- General anesthesia. This most powerful level of sedation puts you completely under.
A dental implant from David Rice DDS in Elgin can make a huge difference in your life, and sedation dentistry can help. We’ve treated patients from all over Bartlet, South Elgin, and Wayne. Schedule an appointment with us today!