Relax at Our Dental Implants Office
It’s not uncommon for dental implant patients to feel nervous or anxious at the dentist. But avoiding your dental implant procedure for an extended time can lead to damage to your overall health. That’s why Dr. Conness and his expert dental team are trained in sedation dentistry. We’ll use this revolutionary service to care for your stunning smile while you relax in comfort.
Explore our dental professionals’ guide to dental sedation below.
What is Sedation Dentistry?
Sedation dentistry is the practice of administering medications that allow your body to relax. This treatment is an essential part of providing implant solutions for our patients. Whether you’re looking to manage anxiety, pain, or your gag reflex during a procedure, we’ll find a solution that works for you.
The symptoms of dental anxiety include:
- Increased heart rate
- Shallow breathing
Any of these symptoms can make dental appointments stressful and uncomfortable, especially during advanced procedures like receiving dental implants. Discuss your options for dental sedation during your consultation at our Ottawa and Streator, IL dental offices.
Our Dental Sedation Options
Your procedure is as unique as you are, so our dentists offer several solutions to help you remain calm. Together, you and Dr. Conness will discuss any concerns you may have to find the best sedation option for you.
A common solution for anxiety and pain during extensive procedures is oral sedation. These pill and liquid sedatives allow you to remain awake and responsive during your procedure. However, you won’t remember much about it afterward nor feel any discomfort during the procedure.
We also offer IV sedation for patients who prefer a stronger sense of relaxation during their procedure. IV sedation is administered through your arm and lulls you into a deep sleep. During your procedure, several of our dental professionals will monitor your vital signs and ensure you remain stable and comfortable until we finish.
Many patients choose this option for extensive dental implant procedures, such as full arch restorations. The powerful sedatives allow patients to wake up with their dental implant procedure behind them.
Frequently Asked Questions
What can I expect with dental sedation?
Depending on the type of sedation you receive, you can expect a few different things. With oral sedation, you’ll feel completely relaxed and stress-free while staying awake.
If you receive IV sedation, which is the strongest form of conscious sedation, you should expect to have moderate to high levels of amnesia during the procedure. You also may still feel drowsy after the procedure, so we recommend having a driver take you home.
Will I feel any pain during the procedure?
In most cases, patients do not feel anything during the procedure. With the help of the sedatives and any numbing gel used, you’ll likely be comfortable and calm throughout your treatment.
If you do experience any discomfort, it’s expected to occur at the end of your procedure when the sedatives wear off, as well as throughout your recovery period.
Is sedation dentistry safe?
Yes, sedation dentistry is safe, though, especially when given by experienced dentists and on-staff anesthesiologists.
However, in some cases, obese people or sufferers of obstructive sleep apnea should discuss all potential complications of sedation with Dr. Conness beforehand to ensure their safety.
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Schedule Your Consultation with Dr. Conness
Sedation dentistry makes your dental implant procedure a breeze. With two different sedation options, you’ll find a solution that works best for your health and peace of mind. Dr. John Conness has practiced extensively with sedation, so you can trust him and his expert team to ensure your safety.
Find out more about dental sedation during your dental implant consultation. Contact our Streator dental office at 815-324-2550 and our Ottawa dental office at 815-324-2550.