A Complete Range of Sedation Dentistry Options to Make Your Visit Comfortable
For some patients, a dental visit can be a nerve-racking experience. Shots, drills, and treatments cause
stress for the dentally anxious. At our practice, we relieve worry and fear and make getting the treatment
you need easy with conscious sedation dentistry.
We are also one of the few dental practices in the state qualified to administer both oral sedation and IV
sedation. In some cases we also use nitrous oxide or laughing gas, when only lighter sedation is required.
IV sedation is an affordable option, as Dr. Tisoncik is licensed to deliver it. This provides the highest
level of sedation with the fastest effect time. It allows for more control over the sedation, which is a
benefit over simply taking a pill. An hour visit will literally seem like a few minutes. The medication is
delivered directly into the bloodstream, creating an unawareness of treatment. The level of sedation is
highly accurate and safe, and you won’t remember your visit. The technique can be used for longer appointments
that require more extensive dental work, as well as to relax anxious patients.
If you need a lighter level of sedation, we offer oral conscious sedation. You take a pill an hour before your
treatment. You gradually attain a relaxed level of sedation, but are able to respond to questions. Your vital
signs are monitored throughout the procedure. And when the work is finished, a friend or family member will
need to drive you home. About an hour later, you will return to normal.
Some patients have a fear of being “knocked out.” You are not completely “put under,” like you would for surgery.
You are relaxed enough to forget about the procedure, but still able to control the perception of what is happening
around you. This type of sedation removes stress and allows total comfort while the work is being performed.
Candidates for Sedation Dentistry Include Patients Who:
- are anxiety-ridden
- had traumatic dental experiences
- suffer from a strong gag reflex
- have very sensitive teeth
- have complicated dental problems
- need complete care in a short period of time
- avoid needles and shots
- cannot tolerate the noises, smells, and tastes associated with dental care
- are embarrassed about their teeth
Call our office at (708) 599-2929 to determine how sedation dentistry can make your dental visit comfortable and relaxed.