By using sedation dentistry techniques, we have the ability to repair, restore gums, and brighten smiles all in the same appointment! Sedation dentistry allows Dr. Tisoncik to address years of dental neglect in a limited number of appointments. Find out if you are a good candidate for sedation dentistry by contacting Dr. Tisoncik today! We are happy to offer a number of solutions for our patients to make their dental visit as comfortable as possible. Since the medication stays in a patient's system for several hours after the appointment, there are few complaints of pain after procedures are completed.
Sedation dentistry techniques enable patients who might otherwise avoid the dentist to receive dental treatment necessary for a healthy smile. Depending on the extent of the anxiety or phobia, varying degrees of dental sedation can be utilized.
Most patients remember nothing about their treatment. A few will remember a little, usually at the end of the appointment when we are getting them ready to go home. You will need someone to bring you to our office on the day of your sedation appointment and you MUST have someone take you home afterwards.
For safety, we use special monitoring equipment to monitor your pulse, blood pressure, and oxygen level throughout your entire procedure. You’ll be done before you know it, completely unaware of the time passing, and totally relaxed.
Nitrous Oxide Sedation
Nitrous oxide sedation, also known as “laughing gas,” is commonly used to make treatment more comfortable. This sedation is inhaled through a mask that allows you to breathe in the medication, and induces a state of relaxation. Local anesthetic will be administered in conjunction with nitrous oxide to eliminate pain.
This medication can be given to a patient the night before a dentistry procedure or 30 minutes to an hour prior to the dental appointment, depending on the severity of the anxiety. Oral sedatives do not provide pain relief, so an injection of local anesthetic will also be administered.
Intravenous (IV) Sedation
IV sedation provides relaxation medication through a small needle inserted in your hand or arm. Like oral sedatives, IV sedation does not provide pain relief, so a local anesthetic will also be administered. Dr. Tisoncik has received specialized advanced training and certification in IV sedation from the anesthesiology program at the University of Southern California. The best advantage of IV sedation is that if someone is not sedated enough, Dr. Tisoncik can administer more medication, and the effects are instantaneous. The drugs used for IV sedation are more effective than the same drugs taken orally. With intravenous sedation, you will feel like you slept through your entire dental procedure.
Who May Be a Candidate For Sedation Dentistry?
People who have:
• high levels of anxiety
• traumatic dental experiences
• difficulty getting numb
• a bad gag reflex
• very sensitive teeth
• complex dental problems
• limited time to complete dental care
• hate needles and shots
• hate the noises, smells and tastes associated with dental care
• are upset or embarrassed about their teeth
We look forward to working with you to provide you with quality dental care in a comfortable, relaxed manner.
Tisoncik Anthony J DDS
8071 West 95th StreetHickory Hills, IL 60457