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ORAL / IV / NITROUS OXIDE
1. ORAL SEDATION: Oral sedation uses prescription medication taken orally, 1 hour before the procedure to produce a drowsy, relaxed effect.
3. NITROUS OXIDE: Nitrous Oxide, sometimes called “laughing gas,” is one option your dentist may offer to help make you more comfortable during certain procedures.
2. IV SEDATION: Offers the most relaxed experience.
preparing for sedation / sleep dentistry
SLEEP DENTISTRY PREPARATION?
Sedation dentistry is an approach to dental care that incorporates medication to help you relax during treatment. Dental anxiety is a leading cause of delaying or avoiding dental visits. That approach may reduce the anxiety of thinking about, scheduling, or attending an appointment, but it can also lead to serious dental health problems. Get treated today. Ask about our sleep dentistry options.
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Sleep Dentistry Options
ORAL SEDATION: A Sleep Dentistry Classic
Oral sedation is a sleep dentistry classic. It uses prescription medication taken orally, 1 hour before the procedure to produce a drowsy, relaxed effect. However, you will not be asleep throughout the entire procedure. It is common for patients to drift off from time to time. This technique is one of our least invasive methods of sleep dentistry. This is because it is taken orally and familiar to most patients. We offer a free sleep dentistry consultation where we can provide you with a full scope of options. Give us a call at 847.802.0427 to learn more.
Nitrous oxide: The Funnier Side of Things
Nitrous Oxide, sometimes called “laughing gas,” is one option your dentist may offer. Unlike oral sedation, laughing gas provides a more comfortable experience. In addition, you will be able to hear and respond to any requests or directions the dentist may have. Additionally, your dentist will ask you to breathe normally through your nose, and within a few short minutes, you should start to feel the effects of the nitrous oxide. Ultimately, you should feel calm and comfortable. Finally, the effects of nitrous oxide wear off soon after the mask is removed. Give us a call at 847.802.0427 to learn more.
IV Supported Sedation
IV sedation delivers the greatest degree of relaxation during any dental procedure. Unlike other sleep dentistry procedures, the medication is administered directly into your vein. Furthermore IV sedation can be adjusted during the procedure to achieve the proper level of sedation. Even though you will be sedated, you will still retain all verbal and physical response capabilities. Above all, you will maintain this relaxed state while the dental team completes your treatment. Give us a call at 847.802.0427 to learn more.
Post Operation / Pain management / Patient Support
In order to keep the swelling to a minimum, use an ice pack for the first few hours after surgery (on for 10 minutes and off for 5 minutes). 3 days after the surgery, use lukewarm water rinses for the treated area following each meal. This should continue for the first 3 days following the surgical procedure. Please review our comprehensive guide that we are currently working on for a variety of procedures and their post-surgical procedures.