|We all have something that we are very afraid of. These fears vary from person to person, and can cause us a lot of problems. Many people have such a fear of going to see the dentist that it not only causes them inconvenience,|
|it can also cause them some serious health problems down the road.
I’m Dr. Doreen Wascow. With years of dental practice in the Mundelein area, I know how difficult it is for some people to get past their fears and get to see a dentist. The good news for people with this fear is the availability of doctors trained in sedation dentistry.
What is Sedation Dentistry?
This kind of dental service is perfect for people who just can’t get past the anxiety of seeing a dentist to receive good care for their teeth. Sedation dentistry requires additional training for the dentist to deal with some of the techniques involved.
A standard experience with sedation dentistry starts with a consultation. If a follow up visit is deemed necessary, the dentist will give medication to the patient. This medication is to be taken before the dental appointment. Patients will become very relaxed and free from their anxieties due to the medication. They will not be completely asleep, but they will be able to get their teeth examined and worked on without the fear and anxiety that they normally have. This is the perfect solution for people who can’t get to the dentist any other way.
If you have questions about sedation dentistry or any other dental services, please call my office at (847) 852-4049 to set up an appointment. My office is located at 444 North prospect Ave Mundelein, IL 60060. You can also click here to set up an appointment with me, Dr. Wascow.