Sometimes the need for dental care is unavoidable. Having wisdom teeth removed, dental implants placed, and tooth extractions performed are the procedures that are often necessary to remove infection, relieve pain, and keep our bodies healthy.
It is unfortunate that, in the past, these types of procedures were regarded with fear and apprehension. Today, although the world of dentistry has changed drastically, most patients are finding it nearly impossible to shake off those old stereotypes about dental surgery procedures that were so unsettling.
The good news is that, when you team up with an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, who is the leading expert in sedation dentistry, you’ll learn that discomfort during your dental surgery treatment is indeed a thing of the past.
With the state-of-the-art instruments, the proper minimally invasive techniques, and a seasoned oral surgery team, the entire surgical experience can be comfortable and peaceful. The surgical treatment suites are designed to give you peace of mind as soon as you enter the office. In fact, every phase of treatment has been revamped with your comfort in mind.
There are oral and inhaled sedatives that can be safely administered in order to aid in your relaxation prior to the start of any procedure. Most patients choose to request intravenous sedation to take the edge off of their fear of needles. There are also topical anesthetics that can be applied to the surface of the gums to numb the area that will be receiving the injection.
For extensive or invasive procedures, your oral surgeon can administer deeper levels of sedation, including general ensethesia, which will allow you to sleep right through your entire appointment. You’ll feel no discomfort at all and you’ll be amazed at how quickly your treatment can be completed.
We’re enjoying a modern age in science and in surgical dentistry in which there is no need to feel discomfort and there is no need to be afraid. To experience oral surgery that is pain free, call the Chicago office of Drs. Steven Koos DDS, MD and Brian Shah DDS, MD at 312-328-9000 to schedule your appointment today.