We strive to create a calm atmosphere and use multiple techniques to help anxious patients relax during treatment. Gentle dental care is combined with patience 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.

Headphones And Music

We provide our patients with the option of listening to music 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.

Smilin Dental

Our primary goal is to help our patients achieve a lifetime of comfort and function with their natural teeth.

411 Linden Ave. Wilmette, IL 60091

(847) 446-5868