Fear is a powerful emotion. If you have claustrophobia, you take a pass on cave exploration. If you have a fear of heights, you avoid sky diving. People with dentophobia fear dentists, and avoid dental care at all costs. At Mantis Dentistry & Implant Center in Wilmette we can help people do something about it.
The problem with avoiding the dentist is that it puts your dental health at risk. Some people avoid the dentist entirely, while others only manage appointments when a condition gets so bad, they can’t take it anymore. At that point treatment may, of necessity, be extreme – something that could have been prevented with regular checkups.
If you are coping with dental phobia, sedation dentistry may be just the answer you need. We offer two types of sedation:
- Oral conscious sedation involves taking a sedative before your scheduled appointment. It puts you in a deeply relaxed state.
- IV sedation puts you in an even deeper state of relaxation. As the name indicates, it is administered intravenously. You will be monitored by an anesthesiologist during your procedure, and will need someone to drive you home afterward.
If you or a loved one copes with dental phobia or anxiety, please schedule an appointment with us at Mantis Dentistry & Implant Center in Wilmette. Our sedation dentistry has helped patients all over North Shore, Evanston, Winnetka, and Kenilworth get the dental care they deserve. They also come to us for general dentistry services. Schedule an appointment with us today!
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