Do you avoid visiting the dentist because of dental anxiety? Patients who have dental fear or anxiety can benefit from sedation dentistry. Dr. Dhara Patel and the team at Best Dental Spa offer multiple sedation methods to patients in the Hoffman Estates, IL area. Learn the answers to frequently asked questions about sedation dentistry below:
Sedation Dentistry FAQs
What are the benefits of sedation dentistry?
Sedation treatment can provide pain-free dental care and anxiety-relief. It also allows dentists to work faster and can cause anterograde amnesia so patients don’t remember the surgery. Sedation dentistry can also benefit patients with dental fear or anxiety, those with a poor gag reflex, and patients with a low tolerance for pain. Those who need multiple dental treatments in one visit, patients who have a phobia of needles, and patients with disabilities can also benefit from sedation dentistry.
What types of sedation options are offered at Best Dental Spa?
Dr. Patel and her professional team offer nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation.
Nitrous oxide is administered through a nasal mask and takes effect quickly. This method allows patients to remain fully conscious during their dental procedure. Nitrous oxide is also used in conjunction with other types of sedation to relax patients and ensure that their procedure is pain-free.
Oral conscious sedation uses sedatives taken before a procedure to calm a patient down. Like nitrous oxide, oral conscious sedation is pain-free and safe for patients.
Do you offer sedation for anxious children and teens?
Dr. Patel works with patients who experience dental anxiety on an individual basis to ensure safe and effective dental care delivered in a compassionate manner. Young patients may be offered a small amount of nitrous oxide, or “laughing gas” as needed to relax them during dental procedures.
Request an Appointment Online
Do you have dental fear or anxiety? Receive comfortable care in our Hoffman Estates, IL office. Call Best Dental Spa today at (847) 660-6603. You can also request an appointment with Dr. Patel online here. Dr. Patel and the team at Best Dental Spa aim to provide comfortable and comprehensive treatment to patients in a warm and friendly environment.