Did you know that millions of Americans suffer from dental anxiety that prevents them from seeking the oral healthcare they need? That’s why Dr. Gwendolyn Buck at Northern Trails Dental Care has made it her mission to provide gentle, friendly dentistry and compassionate care to put her patients at ease.
We’re proud to offer several sedation options to help our patients get the care they need without the fear and anxiety. Whether you are in need of oral surgery, or you are just an anxious patient, we have sedation options available to make your experience relaxed and comfortable.
Schedule an appointment with Dr. Buck today to find out how sedation dentistry can improve your dental experience, and your oral health.
Oral sedation comes in the form of a prescription pill you will take an hour before your appointment to help you relax and make your appointment easier. This will be prescribed by Dr. Buck and can be picked up at your local pharmacy. You will feel relaxed and pleasant, and you will be done before you know it.
Nitrous oxide is commonly referred to as laughing gas. Nitrous oxide comes in the form of nitrous gas mixed with oxygen that you breathe through a small mask at the start of your appointment. You will feel relaxed and euphoric, and may even get the giggles.
With both forms of sedation, you may relax enough to fall asleep. However, you will be easily awakened and most patients remain generally awake and able to respond to the doctor throughout the appointment, though the details will be fuzzy.
You will need to arrange for transportation to and from your appointment.