Sedation Dentistry

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Do you avoid dental visits because of fear or anxiety? You are not alone. At Chicago Beautiful Smiles, we provide a soothing, comfortable environment in which you can relax and get the care you need through our sedation dentistry services.

With Sedation Dentistry, you will find that your treatment is performed more comfortably than you might ever have thought possible.

Am I a Good Candidate for Sedation Dentistry?

Even if you don’t identify with the term “dental phobic” – a very real condition that has a debilitating effect on sufferers – if anxiety surrounding dental treatment has barred you from the exam chair, you may be a good candidate for sedation dentistry. Sedation may also be recommended if you have a medical condition, like arthritis, neck or back pain, or are undergoing several procedures in one visit.

Sedation Dentistry is especially useful for adult patients who:

  • Have fear or high anxiety about dentistry
  • Have had traumatic dental experiences in the past
  • Have difficulty getting numb
  • Have a sensitive gag reflex
  • Have TMJ troubles and cannot open their mouth for extended periods
  • Are afraid of needles
  • Have sensitive teeth
  • Need several procedures done in a single visit
  • Have back, neck and/or shoulder pain
  • Have difficulty sitting still for long periods of time
  • Just want to relax through the procedure
  • Don’t want to remember the procedure (sedation amnesia)

Nitrous Oxide Sedation

Nitrous oxide provides a light level of sedation. It calms and relaxes patients during treatment. Often referred to as laughing gas, nitrous oxide is preferred for its fast-acting, predictable effects. Nitrous oxide is administered using a facemask and utilizes no injections or needles. Patients are instructed to breathe naturally, and inhale a mix of the sedative along with oxygen.

Nitrous oxide produces a light-headed, tingly sensation, dispelling patients’ worries and tension. Soon after the facemask is removed, patients will feel the effects dissipate. Nitrous oxide is the only type of sedation that allows patients to safely drive themselves home shortly after their appointment.

Intravenous Sedation and General Anesthesia

For more complex or challenging cases, intravenous (IV) sedation or general anesthesia may be recommended. General anesthesia & IV sedation induce a deeper sedative state, and is administered via a thin tube in the hand or arm. For our patients’ convenience, Chicago Beautiful Smiles is able to provide the assistance of a sedation-trained specialist on-site.

Using Sedation Dentistry, the doctors at Chicago Beautiful Smiles are able to provide needed dental care to those who otherwise would not receive it.

If you’re considering sedation dentistry, please call us at 847-729-6080 to discuss your needs, so we can be sure to provide precisely what you need to make your visit to our office a calm and comfortable experience. Most phobic patients overcome their fears after a few visits and no longer feel they need sedation. However, it is an available option whenever you feel it is needed.

Real Patient Reviews

Real Patient Reviews

I have been going to this practice for several years now. I seemingly never have to wait when I arrive at the office and they are all very professional. Dr. Hartlieb and Dr. Ching have been terrific. In addition to doing great dental work, each has a great rapport with their patients. All of their assistants have been top notch as well.

- Neil H.

I recently met with Dr. Ching to have some dental work done, and had an exceptional experience at this office! I usually hate going to the dentist, but this experience was different–this office is hands-down, THE nicest dental facilitiy I have ever seen.

- Shaun F.

This dental office is something I haven’t seen before. I had many past dental experiences at other dental offices (unfortunately not good) and finally I found Chicago Beautiful Smiles. Dr. Hartlieb had helped me restore my teeth to a beautiful smile.

- Natasa R.

I am a loyal patient for over (yikes!) 20 years because I appreciate the time, skill and patience of the entire team. As proof of my gratitude, I live in the city and reverse commute every six months for my appointment.

- Dennis H.

Dr. Hartlieb is by far the best dentist I have ever been to. He has transformed my smile into something of beauty. In fact, many people comment on how beautiful my teeth are who do not even know that I have had major dental work performed. I used to never want to smile that large before, but now I smile as big as possible when photographed.

- Fran L.

I always have a great experience when I go to Chicago Beautiful Smiles. The staff is amazing and Dr. Hartlieb and Dr. Ching are extremely knowledgeable and friendly. The facility is incredible and I feel like I’m being treated with the best technology in the dental industry. Go to Chicago Beautiful Smiles for a consultation and I guarantee you will go back time and time again. It does not get any better in the Chicago area.

- Antonio S.

I had a great experience with Dr. Ching – very professional and thorough in his craft. I had been seeing my previous dentist for the past 15 years; however, I am ready to make the permanent switch to Chicago Beautiful Smiles. Dr. Ching is great at explaining the procedures he was performing and made my visit comfortable.

- Brian M.

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2601 Compass Rd. Suite 100
Glenview, IL 60026

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