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Stay Relaxed With Sedation Options

Glen Ellyn, IL dentist Dr. John C. Workman uses the latest technology to keep your procedures as pain-free and hassle-free as possible. Despite this, you may still have dental anxiety or even full-blown fear. If you do, sedation options can keep you relaxed so you can get the dental treatments you need.

Sedation options can also help you:

  • Eliminate a gag reflex
  • Easily undergo complicated or lengthy dental treatments
  • Get multiple procedures in a single visit
  • Respond better to anesthesia

Every person reacts differently to sedation, and every procedure is different. While many dentists offer only a single form of sedation, you can choose from two types in our office. We’ve provided information on both to help you decide which may be best for you.

To see if dental sedation is right for you, call John C. Workman, DDS Dental Artistry at 630-448-8418.

Choose From Two Types of Dental Sedation

Oral conscious sedation is given in the form of a pill. You’ll start your appointment relaxed and stay that way throughout the procedure. You’ll need to arrange a ride home because you’ll be groggy afterward. Benefits of oral sedation include:

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  • No needles are involved.
  • Since you’re already relaxed when we start treatment, you won’t need to wait for the sedative to take effect.
  • You’ll feel relaxed but remain aware, so you’ll be able to respond to questions or instructions.
  • We use medications regulated by the FDA that present little risk of side effects.

IV sedation is administered intravenously. It provides a deeper level of relaxation, and you likely won’t remember anything about your procedure when it’s over. Other benefits include:

IV sedation takes effect faster than oral sedation, as it goes directly into your bloodstream.

Because your body rapidly metabolizes this kind of sedation, it wears off more quickly and leaves you less groggy than an oral sedative.

We can modify the dosage during your treatment to provide more or less sedation.

To find out more about your sedation options, call 630-448-8418.

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