Imagine the following: You are stretched out in a dental chair at the start of a checkup. As a dental assistant wraps a paper bib around your neck and clicks on a bright overhead light, you tense up and your heart begins to pound. If this sounds at all like you, sedation dentistry from David Rice DDS in Elgin can help.
Millions of people experience heightened stress levels when they go to the dentist. Sometimes it’s so intense, people skip the dentist altogether. This is a coping mechanism that psychologists call “avoidence.” The problem with it, of course, is that it puts your dental health at risk.
We offer the following types of sedation:
- Nitrous Oxide. Commonly known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide has been used in dentistry for more than a century. It acts quickly and wears off quickly.
- Oral Conscious Sedation. You take a prescribed pill an hour or so before your procedure (we’ll have a schedule for you). You stay awake but are greatly relaxed.
- IV Sedation. As the term suggests, this is administered in the arm. It does not put you completely asleep, but it does induce a greatly relaxed feeling. You won’t be very aware of what is going on around you.
- General Anesthesia. With this strongest form of anesthesia, you are completely unconscious for your procedure.
Don’t let anxiety put your dental health at risk! Sedation dentistry from David Rice DDS in Elgin will get you easily through any procedure. People from Bartlet, South Elgin, and Wayne come to us for comprehensie general and family dentistry. Call to schedule an appointment with us today!