Sedation Dentistry Lincoln Park, IL

Do you suffer from dental anxiety? Does a dental visit make you feel stressed and fearful? Dental anxiety and fear of the dentist are leading causes of poor oral health in adults. Avoiding routine dental care leaves you vulnerable to tooth decay, gum disease, and the development of complex dental problems when issues go untreated.

Our Lincoln Park, Chicago dental care team is committed to a compassionate and personalized approach to each and every patient. We want you to feel welcome, relaxed, and respected when you visit with us for dental care. If you have dental anxiety or fear, we welcome you to discuss your thoughts and concerns so that we can find a solution that enables you to maintain your oral health.

Dr. Gayed and Dr. Shaw offer dental sedation for patients who prefer to feel completely relaxed during their dental procedure or have an invasive treatment. Sedation dentistry can enable fearful patients to receive the dental care they need or desire without stress.

sedation dentistry in Lincoln Park, Chicago, IL

Sedation Dentistry in Chicago

We offer conscious sedation in the form of Nitrous Oxide to help you feel relaxed during your dental care. Also known as “laughing gas”, Nitrous Oxide is an inhalation sedation. A small cannula will be placed beneath your nose so that you can breathe in the gas while we perform your dental treatment.

Conscious sedation creates a feeling of relaxation or “euphoria” so that you do not feel any discomfort. You will be alert and responsive, controlling your bodily functions while inhaling Nitrous Oxide. One of the benefits of Nitrous Oxide is that it takes effect almost immediately and wears off the same way.

There are no lasting side effects, and you can typically resume your daily activities. For your safety, we recommend having an escort take you home after your visit.

Can anyone use dental sedation?

Most patients are candidates for sedation, but we will discuss your medical history before your visit to ensure your safety.

Is sedation covered by dental insurance?

Most dental benefits will not cover the use of Nitrous Oxide. However, we will work with you to determine your dental benefits, as each insurance plan is different.