Dental Professionals

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Lincoln Park

Dr. Michael M. Bukumira – Est. 1987

Sedation Dentistry

Sedation Dentistry / Sleep Dentistry Lincoln Park, Lakeview, ChicagoOften times, just the thought of going to the dentist can cause anxiety for some people. However, in skipping the dentist due to this dental phobia, you are neglecting your oral health, which will only hurt you in the long run. The anxiety and fear people feel when they need to go to the dentist is rather common. Fortunately, sedation dentistry exists to help ease the anxious feelings that accompany a dentist visit for some.

Sedation dentistry can be particularly beneficial for people who need more than just a routine check-up. This is not a type of anesthetic; for most procedures, you will need to still get local anesthetic, but utilizing the sedatives beforehand can alleviate much of your anxiety. With sedation dentistry, we will need a full medical history as well as current medications you are taking. We also recommend that someone can take you to and from your appointment on the day of the procedure.

Types of Sedation Dentistry

Here at Dental Professionals, we offer different types of sedation dentistry. When you speak with one of our doctors, they will go over which one will be the best option for you. The most popular option is oral sedation, mainly because it does not involve needles, which tends to be a root cause of anxiety for many patients. There are a variety of different medications available, and it will be up to the dentist to decide which to prescribe. Another option is nitrous oxide, which has been in use for almost 100 years. You inhale this through your nose and has proved very effective as anti-anxiety medication due to its ability to wear off fast yet still provide the relief patients need. Lastly, there is IV Conscious sedation, where the medication is administered via an IV, which makes it much stronger, but also more risky.

Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

Most people take advantage of sedation dentistry due to their dental phobia. However, there are also additional benefits. One main one is that it makes it seem like the procedures are much shorter than they actually are. Typically, one would not want to sit in the dentist’s chair for multiple hours; with sedation dentistry, it is easier to fit in major procedures in less appointments due to sedation. Also, you can feel comfortable actually going through with a longer procedure that you need or want because you will not have to deal with the anxiety you have. Finally, your oral health will improve because you will have less of a fear of going to the dentist.

We Are Dental Professionals of Lincoln Park

Sedation dentistry is a harmless way to alleviate anxiety that accompanies dental phobia, whether it be for a routine check-up or a major procedure. If you have a fear of the dentist and would like to know more about sedation dentistry, call Dental Professionals at (773) 327-4442 for a free consultation!

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2314 N Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60614

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