Sedation Dentist – Mount Prospect, IL

Feel Comfortable in the Dental Treatment Chair

Whether you experience severe anxiety at the thought of visiting a periodontist, or you’re worried about an upcoming dental treatment, Dr. Khan offers three safe and effective dental sedation methods. We believe that you shouldn’t have to put yourself through an uncomfortable situation just to do right by your smile, which is why we do everything we can to help you feel at-ease during each of your visits with us. If you experience fear or anxiety and believe you could benefit from sedation dentistry in Mount Prospect, please call our periodontal office to learn more.

Why Choose Epic Periodontics & Implant Center for Sedation Dentistry?

  • Highly Credentialed Periodontist with 10+ Years of Experience
  • Compassionate, Ethical & Caring Dental Team
  • In-House Membership Plan Available

Nitrous Oxide Sedation

Nitrous oxide, commonly referred to as laughing gas, is a fast-acting, in-office form of sedation dentistry that we administer while you’re in the treatment chair. We’ll place a small mask over your nose that will allow you to breathe in a colorless, odorless gas. Within seconds, you’ll feel a calming, euphoric wave that will help ease any fear or anxieties you may have. As soon as your treatment is over, we’ll have you breathe in oxygen for a few minutes to minimize any after-effects. Most patients are able to return to their daily routines directly after receiving nitrous oxide sedation.

Oral Conscious Sedation

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Oral conscious sedation is a great option for patients who experience more severe fear regarding their treatment or visiting a periodontist. Before your appointment, we’ll have you take a pill, typically a medication in the diazepam family, like Valium®. By the time you arrive at our office, you’ll feel more relaxed and at-ease. Because the effects kick-in before your visit and will linger long after, you’ll need to have someone drop you off and pick you up from our office.

IV Sedation

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For patients who are undergoing surgery or who have debilitating dental anxiety, we also offer IV sedation. We administer a calming medication directly into the bloodstream when you are in the treatment chair, taking immediate effect. This medication’s effects can also linger throughout the day, so you’ll need to clear your schedule for the remainder of the day and rest, as well as have a trusted friend or family member planned to transport you to and from our office.

Am I a Good Candidate for Sedation Dentistry?

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We’ll let you know if you’re a good candidate for sedation dentistry based on an examination of your health and dental history. We typically recommend any of these sedation methods for patients who:

  • Experience anxiety or fear at the thought of visiting a dentist
  • Are undergoing extensive or invasive dental work
  • Have extremely sensitive teeth or a sensitive gag reflex
  • Have difficulty sitting still during treatment

Keep in mind that dental sedation doesn’t numb your mouth, so you can still experience discomfort during a procedure. Our team will discuss whether a local anesthetic is necessary for your treatment during your consultation.