Overcome anxiety with sedation dentistry

Don’t let dental anxiety affect your oral health

Sedation Dentistry in Chicago, IL

A visit to the dentist may seem like a chore to most people, but if you struggle with dental phobias, the mere thought of sitting in an exam chair can be too much to handle. The dentists at Wicker Park Dental Group in Chicago, IL provide several options for sedation dentistry so you can keep your mouth clean and healthy and address any issues without fea

Nitrous Oxide Sedation/ Laughing gas

Nitrous oxide is a safe and fast acting method to help patients relax in seconds during procedures. You will remain entirely awake during the procedure, so you can respond to instructions, but you will not have to worry about feeling fear. Many patients may feel giddy during their treatment. With nitrous oxide, you won’t have to worry about arranging a ride to and from the dentist, because the effects are easily reversed with oxygen.

Oral conscious sedation

If your phobia is so bad that you struggle to even come sit in the dental chair, we offer a more powerful alternative. With oral conscious sedation, you will take a sedative about an hour before your appointment, that will help you relax and put you into a dream like state. While you will remain awake and aware of your surroundings, most patients will not remember their appointment, but the effects will wear off relatively soon, and you will feel normal afterwards . With this option, you will need to arrange a ride to and from the dentist.

IV sedation

For the most extreme cases of anxiety, or for dental work that takes a long time, we recommend IV sedation. During your procedure you will be asleep and monitored by a board certified Anesthesiologist, using computer technology to monitor your vitals and determine when to adjust your sedation. You willl feel drowsy for awhile after your procedure, and you will need to arrange transportation for your appointment.

Don’t let dental anxiety affect your oral health

The longer you go without treatment, the worse problems will get. Sedation dentistry is a powerful tool that dentists use to get patients with anxiety the treatment they need without delay. Contact Wicker Park Dental Group today at (773) 276-5566 to set up an appointment and learn more about how we can restore your oral health.

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Dr. Raj

Dr. Raj of Wicker Park Dental Group finished his Advance Education in General Dentistry at the College of Dental Medicine at Columbia University, where he served as Chief Resident. He received extensive training in implantology and various aspects of dentistry.

Dr. Raj is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry and is also Invisalign and soft tissue laser certified. His work in full mouth rehabilitation, dental implant placement, and implant-supported dentures gives patients a reason to smile confidently again. Dr. Raj is also a caring, compassionate dentist who also provides safe, comfortable treatment for geriatric patients and patients with special needs.

In his free time, Dr. Raj enjoys walking, hiking, traveling, cooking, and watching movies with his wife and two kids.

Dr. Gopisetty

Dr. Gopisetty is passionate about giving people brighter and healthier smiles through the use of innovative techniques. By investing in the latest technology and training, Dr. Gopisetty and his team are able to provide patients with the highest level of dental care, from preventative to cosmetic.

Advances in technology and techniques allow for specialized services, including cosmetics, Invisalign®, and guided dental implants. In addition, digital dentistry enables him to provide crowns, veneers, and even bridges without goopy impressions. In his free time, Dr. Gopisetty enjoys spending time with his family and traveling.

Orlando C

“As a person who hates needles and had bad teeth let me tell you how much I hate the dentist office. Some of my experiences have been so painful I wait until I absolutely have no choice before returning. All of that changed with my experience here! The staff top to bottom front house to back room 5 Star amazing. The doctor so kind so patient explained everything in detail a ton of options. And last but not least … but most important to me little to no pain. Thank the heavens for “ these great people” I’m a customer for life and I look forward to better oral health. Sincerely, ( with a tear of joy ) Orlando.”

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