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:Dr. Workman on sedation options available Read Transcript
Every patient is totally different. They’re unique—everyone. The level of sedation, or the level of comfort, that they need is reviewed with the patient. If you just want something as simple as something to cut down on the amount of anxiety you feel when you have your dental care, or if you want to be put in a conscious sedation, which means you can respond to commands during the process but you don’t remember the process when you get done, or if you just want to be put out really has to do with the level that you feel you need as a patient. Some people want to go to sleep and wake up when it’s all over.
We have an outside dental anesthesiologist that comes in and we provide that service, and his total commitment to you is that he talks to you before you come. He makes sure that you’re prepared before you come and watches and cares for you while we’re focusing on the surgical part, whatever it is we want to do. It could be surgical or could be as simple as doing a whole set of veneers. I feel more comfortable when I’m focusing on what I’m trying to accomplish without having to worry about whether you’re breathing or not. We have those different options because every person is different and so, we try to personalize the care in that way.
- 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.