In modern dentistry, most dental procedures are virtually pain-free but most dental offices are not designed to promote a sense of comfort and relaxation, however ORA Oral Surgery & Implant Studio is one of the exceptions. ORA utilized the Center for Health Design’s principles of EBD (Evidenced Based Design), which is the process of basing decisions about the built environment on credible research to achieve the best possible health outcomes. This decision was based on the fact that millions of patients continue to feel an intense level of stress, anxiety and fear at the mere thought of just having a check-up at a dental clinic.
The great majority of patients are able to overcome mild anxiety when they understand that dental care is essential to their overall health. Unfortunately, there are still a large percentage of patients who are unable to resolve these fears on their own. Without the help of a sedation dentist, many of these patients would prefer to completely avoid any dental treatment. Avoidance sometimes comes with severe consequences such as pain, chronic infection, and damaged teeth.
Sometimes, even the mildly anxious patient will experience increased stress levels when oral surgery is necessary. Fortunately, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons are trained to administer all levels of anesthesia and sedation in order to provide patients with a more pleasant and relaxing surgical experience.
Sedation dentistry can be safely customized to produce the desired level of comfort for each patient. For some, it may include mild oral or inhaled sedatives that will gently ease tensions during the procedure. For others, sedatives can lull patients into a sleepy state during treatment. Deeper levels of sedation can be useful to achieve a deep state of sleep for extremely anxious patients or for any surgical procedures.
Both children and adults can enjoy a complete range of sedation options in accordance with their current state of health and the complexity of the proposed treatment. In fact, it may be necessary to combine more than one form of anesthesia in order to provide anxiety relief as well as proper pain management.
Whether you require pre-appointment sedative medication, local anesthesia, nitrous oxide (laughing gas), intravenous light sedation, or general anesthesia, you can be assured that your treatment will be safely administered and closely monitored.
If you are ready to find out how sedation dentistry can soothe your anxieties and calm your fears, contact our Downtown clinic in Chicago at 312-328-9000 for an appointment today.