We use advanced sedation dentistry for in-house services, ensuring comfort, calm & relaxation. Our team will assess any fears and determine a comfortable treatment option.
Sedation Dentistry in Tinley Park, IL
Dental sedation helps to alleviate pain and anxiety associated with dental procedures, making the experience more pleasant for patients. Not only will it help keep patients relaxed, but it will also allow our team to perform their duties more efficiently. With dental sedation, you can rest assured that your treatment will be comfortable and safe.
At Amazing Smiles, we are proud to offer two different sedation options to our patients. Our two sedation dentistry options include Nitrous Oxide, more commonly known as laughing gas, and oral sedation. Nitrous Oxide is an effective method of sedation that helps to relax our patients and reduce anxiety. Oral sedation is a deeper form of sedation that can help patients to feel more at ease through longer and more complex procedures.
What is laughing gas and what does it do?
Nitrous Oxide, commonly known as laughing gas, is a safe and effective way to reduce dental anxiety. It is a mild sedative that does not put you to sleep and its effects can be quickly reversed. It is an odorless and colorless gas that works quickly to help relax individuals during dental procedures. It is one of the most widely used forms of dental sedation and is considered to be a safe and effective method.
What type of anesthesia are used for dental work?
The most common types of anesthesia used are local anesthesia, oral sedation, and IV sedation.
- Local anesthesia is a numbing medication that is injected directly in the area that is to be treated—usually the gums around an infected tooth.
- Oral sedation is a more convenient type of anesthesia as there is a brief period of sedation and often times little memory of the procedure. You take a pill approximately one hour before your procedure begins so by the time the dentist begins working, you feel completely relaxed.
- IV sedation produces a more profound experience that usually leaves no memory of the actual procedure. It’s typically used for more intensive procedures like tooth extractions, dental implants or other surgical procedures, however, the patient is conscious during the process.
If you have more questions about dental sedation and the procedures used by Amazing Smiles, please contact our office and we will be happy to discuss further.