Sedation Dentistry

Sedation Dentistry in Mokena and New Lenox, IL 

Also Serving Frankfort and Tinley Park, IL, and Surrounding Areas

Many people in the Mokena and New Lenox, IL, area take advantage of sedation dentistry, whether for long procedures and major treatments or because they have low pain tolerance, dental phobia, physical handicaps, strong gag reflexes, or a hard time sitting still.

There are a few types of sedation, including IV, oral sedatives, general anesthetic, and nitrous oxide (otherwise known as laughing gas). Each type of sedation serves a different purpose. Some are used to calm a patient while others are used to put patients to sleep. All of these methods are approved by the American Dental Association as ways to help patients be comfortable during their visits.

Learn About Sedation

Before being sedated, make sure to tell your dentist if you are taking any medications or receiving medical treatments, as combining sedation with some medications and treatments can have a negative effect. Your dentist will explain the best sedation process for your treatment and your needs, as well as any pre- and post-sedation instructions.

Nitrous gas is the most common form of dental sedation. It is used for nearly every treatment, including cleanings, fillings, root canals, extractions, crowns, and cosmetic procedures. It is a conscious sedative, meaning that you are fully awake and coherent while under its influence.

It is administered along with oxygen to help patients relax and become less anxious while still being able to hold conversations and make informed decisions. The effects of nitrous wear off almost immediately after the gas is turned off, and it has little to no side effects.

Talk to Us

If you are in need of expert sedation dentistry in the Mokena, IL, and New Lenox, IL, area, give the friendly staff at Treasured Smiles Pediatric Dentistry, LTD, a call at 815-426-0016. We will be happy to see you or any member of your family.