Relieve Dental Anxiety with Sedation Dentistry
At Campbell & Schmidt Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, we work hard to offer patients comfortable and stress-free dental care, but there are some cases where sedation dentistry is necessary to improve patient comfort, relieve anxiety or fear, and allow patients to safely undergo a number of procedures in just one visit. We offer nitrous oxide and intravenous (IV) sedation in our Lake Forest dental office. Contact Drs. Campbell and Schmidt to find out more or schedule an appointment today.
Nitrous Oxide Sedation
The mildest form of dental sedation, nitrous oxide, has been used for centuries to offer patients decreased sensitivity and increased relaxation during treatments. Under the observation of Dr. Campbell or Dr. Schmidt throughout the procedure, patients safely experience the optimal level of comfort and relaxation. Dosage is quickly adjusted during care, and the sedative effects of nitrous oxide wear away quickly, allowing patients to return to their daily activities right away following treatment.
IV sedation is also administered completely under the direct observation of Dr. Campbell or Dr. Schmidt, making it a completely safe and effective form of dental sedation. Unlike the mildly euphoric sensation accomplished by nitrous oxide sedation, IV sedatives allow patients to achieve an even greater level of sedation. This increased level of sedation also takes longer to wear off, so patients will need to have a trusted friend or family member drive them to and from our office and plan to relax for at least 12 hours following treatment.