8 East Devon Ave., Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

Minimal Sedation Elk Grove Village

Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Elk Grove Village IL

What is minimal sedation?

Going to the dentist is among the biggest fears that people have. Many people neglect going to see their dentist because they are afraid. This can be detrimental to oral health. For optimal dental health, most people should visit the dentist about twice a year. Those who are afraid of the dentist may wait years to go. One of the most common reasons for fear of the dentist is the pain associated with dental treatments.

Luckily for those with dental fears, dentists have options to calm your nerves. Minimal sedation is a method of calming patients’ nerves during different procedures. Different levels of sedation can be achieved using different means, ranging from minimal sedation (where you are simply relaxed) to general anesthesia (where you are entirely unconscious and cannot be woken up until the sedative wears off).

What types of sedation are available in dentistry?

The level of sedation employed is dependent on the procedure being administered. For nonsurgical procedures, low-tier sedatives are used. As procedures become more invasive, stronger sedatives can be used.

There are several types of sedatives available to a dentist. They range from oral sedatives such as certain pharmaceutical medications, to oral inhalants such as nitrous oxide. For oral surgery, a dentist may use intravenous sedatives which can provide a “twilight” or complete sedation. Dr. Homann currently offers oral sedatives and nitrous oxide. Dr. Homann refers to local specialists for those patients who require “twilight” or complete sedation for surgical procedures.

Sedatives are most often used in tandem with a local anesthetic which numbs the area on which the dentist will be working. This relieves the pain during the procedure. The sedative is used to relax the patient while the local anesthesia blocks out the physical pain.

Are sedatives safe?

All types have sedation do involve risk, and Dr. Homann offers a variety of options that have different levels of risk. An option like nitrous oxide (laughing gas) has a relatively high degree of safety when administered by an experienced professional. Always divulge your complete medical history to a dentist to minimize potential complications associated with anesthetics or sedatives.

Who is a candidate?

You may be a candidate for minimal sedation if you have a fear of going to the dentist, have a low tolerance for pain, or need a large amount of work done on your mouth. Those with sensitive teeth or bad gag reflexes are also usually candidates for sedation. Sedation helps keep your trip to the dentist more relaxing with a higher degree of comfort.

Residents of Elk Grove Village, Itasca, and Wood Dale as well as the surrounding areas who have dental fears should consider Dr. Brian Homann for minimal sedation. Dr. Homann is an experienced dental professional who strives to provide a comfortable environment for patients to receive comprehensive dental care. Call to schedule an appointment with Dr. Homann today at (847) 439-9440.

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Most caring dental staff I’ve ever encountered. Every experience has been extremely professional, from just calling to ask a question to cleanings for my whole family and beyond.

Dr. Homann goes out of his way to make sure you understand each step of the process and are comfortable the whole way. Each member of their team genuinely cares about their patients, and knowing I will have the best care every time I walk in the door makes going to the dentist a whole lot easier. Thank you to all the kind and wonderful staff, you make all the difference.

Julie Higham

Elk Grove Village, IL

Dr. Homan is the best dentist I've ever been to. Most of my co-workers go to Dr. Homan and that's how I heard about him.

I needed a lot of work on my teeth and I'm so glad I found such a great dentist. He explains everything to you and also is very upfront on all posibiltys that's can happen to the tooth he works on and also explains what you can expect after the dental work. He's also very friendly and everyone at the office makes you feel comfortable. Karen and Sandra in the front office are wonderful as well. They also have wonderful dental hygienist. My insurance is not in network with Dr. Homan but it's well worth the extra money to still go to the best!

Rachel S.

Elk Grove Village, IL

Dr. Homann's practice is very clean and up to date. His practice also has televisions to watch when you are getting your teeth cleaned or any other work done which is awesome!

The chairs are very comfortable and the staff is very polite. Dr. Homann is also a very knowledgeable dentist with the ability to make every patient feel calm and comfortable no matter what the situation. He also has done volunteer work for the homeless donating his time and resources to help the less fortunate, if that doesn't let you know what kind of practice this is I don't know what will. I will definitely be coming back here again!

John W.

Elk Grove Village, IL
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5.0 on 146 reviews

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