Dentistry for Anxious Patients

Dentistry For Anxious Patients

We strive to create a calm atmosphere and use multiple techniques to help anxious patient’s relax during treatment. Gentle dental care is combined with caring and listening, which provides an environment where we can successfully address your dental needs.

Nitrous Oxide Sedation
Sedation with nitrous oxide, more commonly known as laughing gas, decreases anxiety and promotes relaxation while you remain conscious. Nitrous oxide and oxygen are mixed together and then inhaled through a mask that covers the nose prior and during a dental procedure. Nitrous Oxide causes sensations of lightheadedness, relaxation, and a comfortable, warm-all-over feeling. Safe, effective, and non-invasive, nitrous oxide is the sedation method of choice for anxious or fearful patients.

Oral Sedation
If nitrous oxide alone is not enough to control your anxiety, a prescription medication may be used. Valium and Ativan are two of the most commonly used anti-anxiety medications used. Anxiety control medications are taken one hour before the dental appointment. It is important that the patient does not drive themselves to/from the dental appointment when oral sedation medications are used.

iPod
We provide our patients with the option of listening to an iPod during their appointment. We have thousands of songs/artists to choose from. Music helps calm your anxiety and provides a calming escape from the dental work being performed.

A Unique Dental Experience

 

We are a dental team strongly committed to our patients. At our practice you will find genuine, comprehensive care. We respect your time; your appointments will begin on time. Together we will work to address your oral health needs. We look forward to meeting you soon!

Our Times

 

Mon    9:00a - 5:00p
Tues   9:00a - 5:00p
Wed    8:00a - 2:00p
Thurs  8:00a - 5:00p
Fri       By Arrangement
Sat     By Arrangement 
Sun    By Arrangement

 

 

Get In Touch

 

847-446-5868

Mailing Address:
411 Linden Ave,
Wilmette, IL 60091

Our Location

411 Linden Ave,

Wilmette, IL 60091

Email. smilin@smilindental.com