Visiting the dentist is essential to maintain oral health, and failing to do so can result in serious damage to teeth and soft tissues. When treating patients, sedation is used not only to ease patients through longer or more complex procedures but to ease anxiety and fear.
At Signature Dental Group, we provide sedation dentistry to make dental care relaxing and support a positive environment in Algonquin, IL. Our sedation services, such as for dental implants, offer a deep and effective level of comfort to help soothe even the most fearful patients.
IV Sedation DentistryDr. Shakeel is one of the 1% of dentists in the US that can claim they are certified in IV dental sedation. Our Algonquin sedation dentist is specially licensed to administer this and other methods of sedation so that anxious patients can easily achieve healthier smiles.
IV sedation puts patients in a state of semi-sleep, but are still able to respond to commands or physical touch by the dentist and assistants. If you are experiencing severe dental anxiety that has kept you from seeing the dentist, visit Signature Dental Group to enjoy a restful appointment. This type of sedation is ideal for those who are exceptionally nervous about their appointment or who require lengthier dental procedures.
Benefits of Sedation DentistryAnxious patients love sedation for dental visits as it makes appointments feel shorter. This is extremely beneficial, especially if your dental fear has prohibited you from visiting the dentist for a while, resulting in necessary comprehensive care to improve your oral health.
Dental sedation sometimes has an amnesic effect on patients, helping many to forget the details of their visit. For many patients, whose fears are triggers by sights and sounds during a dental appointment, may enjoy not recalling any of these instances with the assistance of sedation.
Other Sedation OptionsIn addition to IV Sedation, Dr. Shakeel helps ease patients’ fears with the following sedation options:
Oral Conscious – Provided through oral medication, patients feel relaxed before, during, and after their appointment, as the sedative remains in your system for up to a few hours. You take the prescribed pill at home, and once the calming effect activates a friend of family member can take you to our office to receive treatment. Although you will still be conscious, you will be deeply relaxed, and treatment may appear to have only lasted for a few minutes.
Nitrous Oxide – Also known as laughing gas, this sedation is administered in-office through a mask that is placed over your mouth and nose. As you inhale the sedative gas, you feel deeply relaxed and worry-free about your dental appointment. This sedation type is reversed in-office as well eliminating any feelings of grogginess.