Sedation Dentistry

Sedation Dentistry  for Children in Frankfort, Mokena and New Lenox, IL 

Also Serving Tinley Park, IL, and Surrounding Areas

Many parents in the Frankfort, Mokena and New Lenox, IL, area take advantage of sedation dentistry for their children, 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 child's pediatric dentist if  they are taking any medications or receiving medical treatments, as combining sedation with some medications and treatments can have a negative effect. Your child's pediatric dentist will explain the best sedation process for your child's treatment and needs, as well as any pre- and post-sedation instructions.

Nitrous Oxide gas is the most common form of dental sedation. It is used for many treatments, including cleanings, fillings and extractions. It is a conscious sedative, meaning that your child is fully awake and coherent while under its influence.  Many patients say they feel calm, happy or feel like they are "floating". 

It is administered along with oxygen and the the effects of nitrous wear off almost immediately after the gas is turned off.

Other forms of sedation include IV Sedation and General Anesthesia. Our doctors work closely with Anesthesiologists to provide these services, often right here in the safety of our dental office.   

Find out more about IV Sedation from our trusted Anesthesiologists at Pediatric Dental Anesthesia Associates.

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Talk to Us

If your child is in need of expert sedation dentistry in the Frankfort IL, Mokena, IL, or New Lenox, IL area, give the friendly staff at Treasured Smiles Pediatric Dentistry, LTD, a call at 815-806-1600.  We will be happy to help.

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