Let us help you leave your fear and anxiety behind.
Dr. LaVacca and his staff understand that going to the dentist makes some people frightened and anxious. We also know that consistent dental care is too important to put off. If fear causes you to wait until your little problem becomes a big one, it can have catastrophic results.
We’re here to help. Because Dr. LaVacca specializes in oral surgeries and dental implants, we have a board certified anesthesiologist in our office who can administer the full spectrum of sedation options, from oral sedation through general anesthetic for surgeries. Our goal is to keep your experience here as painless and stress-free as possible, and to that end we offer several different options for sedation dentistry in our Naperville office.
Nitrous oxide is a mild sedative administered in gas form, most commonly used for dental treatment. Nitrous oxide is especially helpful if you find dental treatments stressful but not terrifying. Click here to learn more about the use of nitrous oxide in dental treatments. If you have a true dental phobia or extreme anxiety, nitrous oxide might not be strong enough for you.
Oral Sedation | Conscious Sedation
Oral sedation (also called “conscious sedation”) is not like being under a general anesthetic – you are not completely unconscious. Unlike with general anesthetic, all of your body’s protective reflexes are still functional, and you can breathe on your own. The medications used for sedation dentistry are usually administered orally. They affect your level of awareness and memory, but have very little impact on your heartbeat or respiration. Just to be safe, of course, your vital signs are always closely monitored while you are under conscious sedation.
Dr. LaVacca and his team are dedicated to making your dental care as thorough, stress-free, and painless as possible. Call or Request an Appointment today to talk about ways to take the fear out of your dental experiences.