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Do you need sedatives for your dental therapy? Although many forms of dental procedures are pain-free, many individuals are often afraid of the dentist and the potential for discomfort. Fortunately, there are a wide variety of sedatives that are available within the dental industry called sedation dentistry. With a sedative, your dentist can relax you so they are able to perform any type of service you desire, with no pain at all.

If you are looking for a pill form of sedation, it must be taken up to one hour before any procedure before it fully kicks in. Some dosages are strong enough to actually put the user to sleep.

Another form of sedation that can be given is inhaled minimal sedation. This occurs in gas form and is given to help relax the patient and put them in a state of euphoria. The gas consists of oxygen and nitrous oxide, better known as laughing gas.

For the quickest-acting sedative, it can be administered directly into your bloodstream via injection. Another form of sedation that exists is deep sedation, where anesthesia is used to put an individual into a deep coma-like sleep for surgically-intensive procedures.

Come in and see for yourself the magic of sedative dentistry. To schedule an appointment at our dentist office in Palos Heights, Illinois, call Nils F. Sandstrom, DDS at 708-388-2500 and a member of our team will gladly assist you. Dr. Nils Sandstrom and our entire team look forward to helping you achieve the shining smile you desire.