We want your dental experiences to be pleasant and pain-free each and every time you walk through our doors. That’s why we are excited to offer two types of dental sedation: inhaled sedation and oral conscious sedation. Both are safe and effective for relieving dental anxiety, but that’s not the only benefit related to relaxation dentistry. Keep reading to hear about some of the other benefits of dental sedation, and then call Michael S. Roessler Cosmetic & Family Dentistry at 847-652-9147 today.

Alters Perception Of Time

If you ever feel the need to schedule a longer appointment time in order to take things at your own pace, we can help you with that. Regardless, dental sedation tends to make the time required to work on your teeth and gums pass a whole lot faster. Plus, sedation can make it so you are not preoccupied with what is unfolding all around you while you are here.

Lowers Sensitivity

Dental sedation can help lower sensitivity, alleviating all of your discomfort in the process. You won’t even notice what we’re up to, for the most part.

Allows For Multiple Same-Day Procedures

It should come as no surprise that there’s usually a limit to how much a patient can handle before it’s been simply too much dental care for one trip to our office. Even so, with the help of sedation, you can get all the care you need, even multiple procedures, all at once. This will save you time and money and the hassle of coming back again and again.

Relieves Your Gag Reflex

A gagging reaction is not all that unusual when you have dental tools and a dentist’s hands in your mouth, but it can really slow down or interrupt our plans for treatment. With sedation your gag reflex will be relaxed along with the rest of your body, and we will be able to get to work on your teeth and gums.

Takes Care Of Fidgeting

Small children aren’t the only ones that have trouble sitting still in the dentist’s chair. But even mild levels of dental sedation can help patients sit still long enough to get the care they deserve. Sometimes folks with disabilities can really benefit from this kind of assistance. And it also takes care of any lingering fear of the dentist.

Either Way You Win

We offer you two great sedation methods, and we’ll help you decide which one will work best for your situation:

Inhaled Sedation – This is our mildest form of sedation. You’ll just breathe in laughing gas through a mask. In minutes, you’ll begin to feel euphoric and calm. We’ll carefully monitor you to ensure you’re getting the proper amount of sedative during your procedure. When we remove the laughing gas and provide you with oxygen, you’ll return to a normal state pretty fast. You’ll be able to drive yourself home without any problem.

Oral Conscious Sedation – For a deeper level of sedation, Dr. Roessler will write you a prescription for a small, FDA-approved pill. You’ll take it as directed ahead of your appointment, and by the time you’re settled into the chair, you’ll feel fully relaxed and calm. You may not remember much if anything about your visit afterward. The pill will take a few hours to wear off, so you’ll need a trusted friend or family member to make sure you get home safely.

Request Your Appointment Now!

Both methods of dental sedation offered here are completely safe and easy to use. The type you choose will depend solely on your level of dental anxiety and the procedures at hand. If you are encouraged by the possibilities offered by relaxation dentistry, then get in touch with the team at Michael S. Roessler Cosmetic & Family Dentistry today. To request your easy appointment in Mundelein, call 847-652-9147 today.