If you’re one of the many who experience dental anxiety, remember, you’re not alone. Dental anxiety often hinders people from seeking necessary treatment. But your story doesn’t have to be like this. Thanks to the safe and highly effective advancements in sedation dentistry, we can now offer a variety of ways to make dental treatments comfortable and stress-free

If you’re looking for a dentist who can provide sedation during your treatment, look no further than Dr. Brown. With years of experience and a dedicated team, we empathize with our patient’s dental anxiety. That’s why we go the extra mile to ensure your visit is as comfortable as possible. 

Call (630) 369-3120 to schedule your appointment and continue reading to discover the sedation options available under Dr. Brown’s expert care. 

Nitrous Oxide 

Nitrous oxide, known colloquially as laughing gas, is administered through a mask over the nose. The gas is naturally colorless and odorless but typically has a slightly sweet smell added to it. 

Nitrous oxide has a long history of safe use during dental treatment. It creates a calming effect throughout procedures, helping patients relax without losing consciousness. 

The best part? The effects of nitrous oxide wear off almost immediately after your dental treatment, allowing most patients to drive themselves home safely after an appointment. 

Intravenous (IV) Sedation 

Intravenous Sedation can cause a deeper level of sedation than nitrous oxide, even potentially leading to sleep. IV sedation can be an effective option for patients who cannot breathe clearly through the nose. 

When administering benzodiazepines or other sedative medications into the bloodstream, your dentist will closely monitor your health to ensure your safety throughout the appointment.

Oral Sedation 

Benzodiazepines and other sedatives can also be administered orally via pills. We often administer oral sedation in two steps, requiring patients to take the first pill the night before treatment and the second one at least an hour before their appointment. 

Oral sedation can be a viable option for patients who are both afraid of needles and unable to breathe nitrous oxide through the nose.

The effects of oral sedation can wear off within a few minutes but can last for quite some time. For these reasons, we recommend patients undergoing oral sedation have someone drive them to and from our office on the day of the procedure. 

Say ‘goodbye’ to dental anxiety.

If you are ready to overcome dental anxiety and seek the treatment you deserve, remember that Dr. Brown’s practice is here for you. We offer a range of sedation dentistry options to ensure your comfort and peace of mind. Call Dr. Brown today at (630) 369-3120 or schedule an appointment online

We believe dental treatments don’t need to be a source of anxiety. By providing several sedation dentistry options and offering compassionate care to all who walk through our doors, Dr. Brown’s team is helping make quality dental care accessible to more people in the Naperville, Illinois, area. 

Receive your dental treatments at Thomas F. Brown DDS and discover a stress-free approach to dental treatment.