Sedation Dentistry

Overcome anxiety with sedation dentistry in Chicago, IL

Overcome anxiety with sedation dentistry in Chicago, IL

A visit to the dentist may seem like a chore to most people, but if you struggle with dental phobias, the mere thought of sitting in an exam chair can be too much to handle. The dentists at Wicker Park Dental Group in Chicago, IL provide several options for sedation dentistry so you can keep your mouth clean and healthy and address any issues without fear.

Laughing gas

Nitrous oxide is a safe and fast acting method to help patients relax in seconds during procedures. You will remain entirely awake during the procedure, so you can respond to instructions, but you will not have to worry about feeling fear. Many patients may feel giddy during their treatment. With nitrous oxide, you won’t have to worry about arranging a ride to and from the dentist, because the effects are easily reversed with oxygen.

Oral conscious sedation

If your phobia is so bad that you struggle to even come sit in the dental chair, we offer a more powerful alternative. With oral conscious sedation, you will take a sedative about an hour before your appointment, that will help you relax and put you into a dream like state. While you will remain awake and aware of your surroundings, most patients will not remember their appointment, but the effects will wear off relatively soon, and you will feel normal afterwards . With this option, you will need to arrange a ride to and from the dentist.

IV sedation

For the most extreme cases of anxiety, or for dental work that takes a long time, we recommend IV sedation. During your procedure you will be asleep and monitored by a board certified Anesthesiologist, using computer technology to monitor your vitals and determine when to adjust your sedation. You willl feel drowsy for awhile after your procedure, and you will need to arrange transportation for your appointment.

Don’t let dental anxiety affect your oral health

The longer you go without treatment, the worse problems will get. Sedation dentistry is a powerful tool that dentists use to get patients with anxiety the treatment they need without delay. Contact Wicker Park Dental Group today at (773) 276-5566 to set up an appointment and learn more about how we can restore your oral health.

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Ryan M
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I went in yesterday due to cavity pain on one of my molars, I was very scared due to Covid-19 and just going to the dentist in general but knew the pain was only going to get worse if I didn't take care of it soon. I ended up needing a temporary crown and will be back in 2 weeks for my permanent crown and some other work. From start to finish everyone in the office made me feel very relaxed, welcomed, and safe. They seem to be taking every precaution for Covid-19 and included a symptom questionnaire before the visit as well as a temperature check prior to being checked in for the appointment. Doctor wore a mask the whole time as well as directed me on when to take mine off and on for his safety. The office was very clean and without dental insurance they clearly laid out my payment options. I'm glad I chose their office during this time and look forward to getting my dental health on track.
Michael C
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Visited due to my dentist not being open after 2pm(???...) so had an emergency and called them up. They took me in within 30 minutes of calling and started the process for a root canal. Came the next day and got second of 3 phases done. One thing, they are open late. Second, the staff is extremely nice and helpful as well as understanding with insurance concerns. The Dr. and assistant were very courteous to my pain needs and did everything they could to alleviate any pain. This is not some scam in an out place. They do take their time. They give you a shot then let you sit and watch tv for a little while to let it come on. So this is not exactly the fastest dentist you will go to if you have work needs. But they are absolutely thorough. They are gentle and caring. I recommend 100%. We all fear the dentist but this is a place that I don't feel judged, they care for my pain, and have a definite plan to get me on the right path.
May B
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I was SO incredibly nervous about having a root canal done because I always really struggle to stay numb during dental procedures. I am such a baby that I am more scared of tooth procedures than I am of actual surgery... I talked to the docs at Wicker Park Dental and they worked with me to make sure I was comfortable the entire time, and they really made sure I was at ease. I had less pain with this root canal than I've had in the past with even small cavities, and I'm so thankful that they listened to my concerns and helped get me taken care of! Everyone inside was incredibly nice, they checked on me constantly and adjusted any time I needed anything, and the office is clean and beautiful. Highly, highly recommend!