- April 11, 2018
You remember when you used to worry about going to the dentist.
You couldn’t sleep. You used to wonder if you should you cancel, but you’ve done that too many times. You know you need a professional cleaning, but what if the dentist finds something?
Thankfully, those nights are behind you because you found Shorewood Family Dental Care. You can sleep easy knowing you will stay relaxed and pain-free because of our IV sedation dentistry.
You could start living that future today by calling 815-725-5991 to learn more about our use of IV sedation in dentistry or one of our other sedation options. We want to make dental care as easy as it can be for you.
Your Comfort is Our Priority
At Shorewood Family Dental Care, your comfort is as important to us as anything we do for your oral health. We know that you are more likely to get the dental care that will keep your mouth healthy if you know and trust the people who are providing your care.
We offer a lot of comfort options, including dental sedation, to keep our patients calm, cozy, and relaxed.
If you struggle with dental anxiety, you are not alone. Millions of people around the country — including hundreds (if not thousands) of people around Shorewood, IL — become apprehensive about visiting the dentist.
You’ll find that we go out of our way to ease your tension at our practice.
This starts with making you physically comfortable. We have blankets to help our patients feel cozy and warm. If you’d like, we also have neck pillows so you can feel more relaxed in the dental chair.
Some people have an easier time having their teeth cleaned if they have a way to distract themselves. We have mounted televisions in each of our treatment rooms. Just tell us if you would prefer to watch one of your favorite shows.
And if there is anything we could do differently to put you at ease, just ask. We want to help however we can.
Helping You Relax
Our comfort options are great for many people, but some patients need something more to relax. Sedation can be incredibly valuable for those patients.
We offer three kinds of sedation at our office, including IV sedation, which requires a high level of training and a permit in Illinois. Few dental offices have completed the necessary training to offer this — but we can!
Our own Dr. Funk has been providing IV sedation dentistry for more than 10 years, however. This is a fast-acting and effective option that will help anyone stay relaxed and pain-free! We typically use IV sedation for patients undergoing long or complicated procedures, but it also can help patients with severe dental anxiety.
Just be sure you have a trusted family member or friend to take you home.
Oral sedation is another good option for many patients. This is a simple as taking a pill prior to your appointment. We will wait until we know you are feeling its effects before we begin your cleaning or other care.
As with IV sedation, you must arrange for someone else to bring you to and from your appointment if you choose oral sedation.
Our most popular sedation option is laughing gas. Taking this is as easy as breathing. It takes effect quickly, and it wears off within minutes after your treatment is finished.
Whichever option you choose, you can rest assured that you won’t feel any pain, and it can help you stay relaxed so you can get the care that you need.
We Want You To Be Happy & Healthy
We know that your anxiety about dental care is not directed at us personally. It’s also why it’s so important to us to help patients manage their anxiety so they can avoid serious long-term dental problems.
We would much use sedation to give you a cleaning that will prevent a cavity or gum disease instead of getting a call that you are having a severe toothache down the road.
Call 815-725-5991 today if you would like to learn more about our sedation options. It could help you or someone you care about keeping your healthy smile for many years to come.